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Micromine Effects (MFX) has an Eye to the Future

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th June 2020 Mining software leader MICROMINE has launched today an exclusive new viewer, Micromine Effects (MFX) that makes sharing complex design and visualisation files a breeze. Similar to a PDF reader, the free utility enables anyone to view, share and interrogate Micromine output files without needing... 

Covid-19 highlighting vital health role of platinum group metals  

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic is serving to highlight the vital role that platinum group metals (PGMs) play in the health sector. Platinum, with which South Africa is more endowed than any other country on earth, is more relevant than ever as it joins the fight against Covid-19, the World Platinum... 

Supplier launches 450 new products 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th May 2020 Electrical switchgear supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the latest edition of its product catalogue this year. A new catalogue is launched on average every two years. 

Scan offers predictive maintenance visibility

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st May 2020 Motors and controls manufacturer Zest WEG is expanding its WEG Motor Scan product in South Africa to incorporate Gateway – a game-changing solution that could help farmers further leverage the Fourth Industrial Revolution. WEG Motor Scan entered South Africa’s market late in 2018, equipping... 

Mining shifts focus to technology, automation

1st May 2020 Technology implemented alongside the correct logistics and strategy, makes a difference to age-old industries, automation company SICK Automation noted in a press release in February. As the mining industry is faced with numerous challenges relating to growth in a digitised economy, it is in... 

Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Work at height company Skyriders is cleaning the interiors of large storage tanks for a major petrochemicals producer, in Mpumalanga, using rope access. Having completed its first cleaning scope of the year in February, it started its second cleaning in late March. 

Mines labelled as critical to Qld economy amid Covid-19

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th March 2020 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed measures announced by the state government to protect the economy, as both state and federal governments classified mining as an ‘essential service’. “As an industry, we are following the advice of health authorities to minimise the impact on... 

ENERTRAG South Africa scopes wind farm potential in eMalahleni  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th October 2019 Hydrogen and renewable energy project developer ENERTRAG South Africa has started with the installation of a 120-m-tall wind measurement mast near Eskom’s Hendrina power station in Pullens Hope, Mpumalanga. A minimum of 12 months’ ground assessment of wind and general climate conditions, coupled... 

Improving asset value maturity with reliability engineering

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th October 2019 Reliability engineering is often associated with maintenance engineering; however, a reliability engineer’s skill set is more diverse, driving business strategies to achieve goals through a well-structured path utilising vast amounts of data. The maintenance engineer’s skills are used for... 

ARM lifts headline earnings, despite difficulties facing the mining sector 

By: Simone Liedtke     30th August 2019 Notwithstanding a difficult operational period for South Africa’s embattled mining industry, diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) increased its headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the financial year ended June 30 by 9% year-on-year to R27.18 a share. This compares with the HEPS of... 

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