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Shotcrete-testing system available for mining sector

By: Halima Frost     22nd March 2019 Construction industry services and technology provider Hilti has improved on its powder-actuated DX 450 shotcrete testing system to suit the mining sector. After seeing the scope to increase its client portfolio Hilti presented the DX 450 to a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo.... 

New fastener for conveyor industry launched

By: Halima Frost     5th October 2018 Construction industry services and technology provider Hilti South Africa introduced its new Hilti X-BT-MR structural steel fastener to the South African conveyor market earlier this month. Hilti’s in-house engineers and staff will initially be trained on the fastener and its capabilities, after... 

Roedie Naude

By: Martin Creamer     28th September 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Roedie Naude, director of Energy & Industry at Hilti South Africa, which provides and sales and support to the energy and industry sector 

SA needs passive fire protection

By: Donald Makhafola     27th July 2018 Safety in mining is a high priority in South Africa, and the country needs to adopt stricter regulations regarding passive fire protection systems, says global technologies company Hilti South Africa mining, business development manager Hector Cerdio. More awareness should also be created... 

Power-driven pump introduced for emulsion explosives

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2011 Blasting solutions company AEL Mining Services has added an electric-driven portable pump to its portfolio to enable the use of emulsion explosives in a conventional mining environment, where mines do not have compressed air. 

New electrical rock drill for hard rock stoping

By: Schalk Burger     18th March 2011 Construction products manufacturer and supplier Hilti reports that its TE MD20 electrical rock drill has energy-efficiency characteristics well suited to mining operations in South Africa, given the country’s current power challenges. 

Death-hit Gold Fields mines entering new ‘joystick’ safe-production era, COO Goodlace heralds

By: Martin Creamer     16th May 2008 Accident-struck Gold Fields is implementing a new safe-production strategy in which new technology will be used to minimise the exposure of miners to dangerous areas, new Gold Fields COO Terence Goodlace has announced. The new approach, dubbed the “joystick” era, would be implemented... 

TauTona mine presses ahead with technological innovation to beat power crisis

By: Guy Copans     4th April 2008 'The Times They Are A-Changin’, sang Bob Dylan. In this instance, the tune could be sung directly in reference to the underground mining environment, which for many years has employed energy-intensive pneumatic rockdrills. The pneumatic rockdrill is now facing serious competition from... 

During Eskom’s power curb, we didn’t lose production. We just turned on our new electric rockdrills – TauTona gold mine

By: Guy Copans     4th April 2008 The times they are a-changin, sang Bob Dylan. In this instance, the tune could be sung directly in reference to the underground mining environment, which for many years has employed energy-intensive pneumatic rockdrills. The pneumatic rockdrill is now facing serious competition from the... 

Cable company wins platinum mine contract

By: Shannon de Ryhove     7th December 2007 Cable manufacturer Aberdare Cables has been awarded a contract to supply platinum giant Anglo Platinum with its newly launched five-core mining cable, SafeEarth.  

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