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The Comtest 28II Ex range of intrinsically safe testing equipment
Intrinsic testing tools a necessity – manufacturer
19th November 2021 By: Halima Frost

Using intrinsically safe testing tools in the mining and industrial sectors is of the “utmost importance” amid the explosive gases, vapours and dust in those industries, says testing and... 

Why dust control is vital to miners's health
29th October 2021

Dust has long been a health hazard in mines where metals and metalloids are carried in atmospheric dust exposing workers to toxic contaminants. In particular, the smaller particles of around 0,3... 

Orica expands digital capability with 3D blast movement technology
29th October 2021

Developed in partnership with major mining companies, OREPro™ 3D, is a software application that accurately models blast movement, enabling situational awareness and improved grade control for... 

A yellow blasting mechanism linked to a cell phone being held in a hand, used to incorporate new technologies when blasting at mines
Explosives company achieves world-class rating
29th October 2021 By: Halima Frost

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME, a member of diversified chemicals group Omnia, tells Mining Weekly it has achieved a record-low recordable case rate of 0.05% in the blasting... 

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Miners to benefit from Australia's net zero plan - Minister
28th October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government said on Thursday that the Long-Term Emissions Reduction Plan, introduced earlier this week, would strengthen Australia’s agriculture, mining and manufacturing sectors, while... 

Picture of a Sandvik Leopard DI650i drilling system on an opencast mine
New RC sampling option available
22nd October 2021

Supplier of equipment, tools, parts, services, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining industry Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing a new reverse... 

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Smart pumping solves infrastructure problems
15th October 2021 By: Darren Parker

Outdated water management infrastructure is threatening to “spiral out of control” as the global population grows, says digitalisation and automation technology company Schneider Electric South... 

What training and learning pathways are available for aspiring reliability engineers
11th October 2021

Good reliability engineering forms the cornerstone of an organisation’s ability to deliver its asset management objectives. In our first article on this topic, The Role and Importance of... 

Do municipal asset management software systems enable better asset management?
11th October 2021

Through all the legislative requirements of GRAP[1] and mSCOA[2], we have seen a growing emphasis on asset management within local government during the past decade. Naturally, there has also been... 

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Barrick commissions Africa’s first PhotonAssay laboratory
11th October 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold major Barrick Gold Corporation has, in partnership with MSALABS, successfully installed a Chrysos PhotonAssay laboratory at its Bulyanhulu mine, in Tanzania. This is the first PhotonAssay... 

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BHP makes inroads into carbon neutral copper in the US
7th October 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP has collaborated with US copper cable and wire manufacturer Southwire, for its first carbon neutral copper cathode delivery. The miner has delivered copper from its mines in Chile... 

Atlas project to be finalised
1st October 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Local wind energy collaboration the South African Wind Energy Programme (SAWEP) is in the final stages of completing the Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) Phase 3 project this year, says SAWEP... 

A photo of the fully assembled Zenith robotic inspection device including camera, controller and tripod
New drone tech improves inspection capabilities
1st October 2021 By: Darren Parker

Work-at-height company Skyriders has added the Zenith robotic inspection device –a new vertical inspection technology – to its portfolio of services. The winch-operated pan-tilt-zoom camera drone... 

Coal mining value-service partnership ready to raise uptime  of SA power plants
Coal mining value-service partnership ready to raise uptime of SA power plants
15th September 2021

In a country such as South Africa that relies heavily on coal production for electricity generation, the quality of the fuel can determine the difference between a fully operational power plant and... 

Asset Health Monitoring
14th September 2021

Back in 2019, researchers from Verdantix identified the trends in technology roadmaps for asset management technologies and compiled a helpful graphic to illustrate the value and associated growth... 

Weba's product measurements prove performance
30th August 2021

Mines expect to see performance improvement from their newly installed Weba Chute Systems, but this needs to be measured. Fortunately Weba Chute Systems provides a scientific approach to measuring... 

An image of manufactured copper product at South African metals supplier Non-Ferrous Metal Works' premises
Company’s products adhere to global standards
13th August 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Metals supplier Non-Ferrous Metal Works (NFMW) manufactures semi-fabricated copper and brass extruded shapes that comply with international chemistry, physical tolerances and the mechanical... 

A large silver screw like instrument used in a thermowell application
Unique thermowell design on offer
6th August 2021

Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments offers its ScrutonWell as an alternative to a standard thermowell. The ScrutonWell, manufactured by Wika, is typically used in applications commonly... 

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Anton Paar
6th August 2021

Anton Paar has a long history of providing high-end laboratory instruments: density meters, refractometers, polarimeters, viscometers, rheometers and instruments for material characterization.... 

Parliament backs ARENA's new mandate
5th August 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal Parliament has supported reforms to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the next generation of low emissions technologies. Under an expanded remit, ARENA is now... 

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Govt expands ARENA footprint
30th July 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The resources sector has welcomed the federal government’s decision to expand the functions of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the next generation of low emissions... 

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RS Components SA - Industrial & Electronics Distributor
30th July 2021

Year of Formation and Background to Founding: JH Waring and PM Sebestyen founded the business in 1937 in London under the name Radiospares, supplying radio repair shops with spare parts and... 

Bosch Holdings celebrates 60 years of business this year
Specialised services offered by engineering group
16th July 2021

Detection services company Bosch Munitech and consulting engineering company Bosch Projects – both part of multidisciplinary consulting engineering group Bosch Holdings in KwaZulu-Natal – is... 

Remote sensing techniques help to ensure effective production during the important phases of construction
Remote sensing key for construction in mining
16th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Remote sensing techniques – the distanced procurement of information about objects or areas with indirect contact sensors – can improve the speed, accuracy and cost effectiveness of surveying for... 

Organisations should seek the guidance of compliance specialists
Regulatory compliance key to driving sustainability
16th July 2021

For South Africa to work toward economic recovery, it will be necessary for organisations to re-prioritise compliance to ensure both economic and environmental sustainability in the long term, says... 

SPECTOMETRIC DETECTION The special design of the device features a bendable measuring head with a diameter of 15 cm
Detection device useful in African exploration
9th July 2021 By: Darren Parker

German environmental technology company InterEnviroCon’s spectrometric device for the detection of rare-earth oxides is useful in African mining and exploration because it can be successfully... 

The new Comtest vibration meter picks up vibration in mechanical and high end processing facility applications
Vibration meter serves industries
9th July 2021

Testing technology provider Comtest offers its Fluke 805 vibration meter which measures overall vibration, bearing vibration and temperature simultaneously for clients such as frontline mechanical... 

Primary flow element used in oil and gas industry applications
Flow measurement tech still key in industry
9th July 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Despite electronic control systems and measurement instrumentation dominating applications in the processing and manufacturing industries, pressure, temperature, level, flow measurement and... 

The testo 883 Thermal Imaging Camera offers an infrared resolution which can even be expanded to 640 x 480 pixels
New thermal imaging camera launched
9th July 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Portable measurement instrumentation company Testo South Africa, a subsidiary of Testo SE & Co. KGaA, in Germany, launched a new handheld testo 883 thermal imaging camera in the second quarter of... 

Particle matter transmitter
Monitoring instrument promotes local health
9th July 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

In order to protect community health, it is essential to measure particle matter (PM) levels on a continuous basis through the installation of specialised instrumentation, such as the PMsense PM... 

New liquid analysis sensors launched
9th July 2021

Measurement instrumentation, services and solutions company Endress+Hauser launched Memosens 2.0 digital technology last month, which provides simple, safe and connected liquid analysis. 

AP2E DURAG Group provides unique gas analyser solutions
AP2E DURAG Group provides unique gas analyser solutions
9th July 2021

AP2E DURAG Group designs, manufactures and markets a range of state-of-the-art gas analyser products and provides tailor-made solutions to gas analysis projects. Established in 2006 in... 

Software released that predicts vibration, airblast outcomes
4th June 2021

The world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems Orica recently announced the release of its new Advanced Vibration Management (AVM) software that links... 

Digitising manual and paper-based processes – increasing efficiencies and data velocity
20th May 2021

Statistics show that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many sectors and industries have expedited their digitalisation strategies to stay relevant and in business. The pandemic’s impact on... 

SANEDI in collaboration with DMRE are working on making wastewater treatment plants more efficient
Digitalisation key to energy efficiency
7th May 2021 By: Anna Moross

Digitalisation is key to addressing the challenges faced in trying to implement energy efficiency initiatives for wastewater treatment plants and buildings, says South African National Energy... 

Being able to test from a distance or remotely has become a reality during Covid-19
Pumps acceptance testing achieved remotely
7th May 2021

Local pumps manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has launched an innovative online acceptance test procedure that no longer requires customers or their engineering teams to be present when acceptance... 

Energy efficient products offered to various industries
7th May 2021

Specialised importer and distributor of industrial and electronic products Actum Group offer a range of energy efficient products to a variety of industries with numerous applications. 

Platinum applications enabling effective healthcare delivery amid pandemic
29th April 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Cold-chain monitoring and ultralow freezer storage of biologicals and vaccines for the pharmaceutical and health segment has increased in importance. However, as the Covid-19 pandemic has... 

NEW FUNCTION Demag has introduced a load-turning function to its Universal Crane range in order to achieve maximum safety as an optional feature
Load turning with maximum safety
23rd April 2021

Periodically, users of indoor cranes are faced with the complex task of not only lifting and horizontally moving heavy components such as press tools, machine beds or special containers, but... 

Latest Orica software predicts vibration and airblast outcomes to protect sensitive structures and maximise blast outcomes
15th April 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Orica (ASX: ORI), the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems, today announced the release of its new Advanced Vibration Management (AVM) software that... 

Digitising manual and paper-based processes - increasing efficiencies and data velocity
9th April 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Statistics show that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many sectors and industries have expedited their digitalisation strategies to stay relevant and in business. The pandemic’s impact on... 

Canada strengthens tailings management standard
Canada strengthens tailings management standard
8th April 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

The Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) standard, first developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) in 2004, has been updated and now meets, or exceeds, the majority of the global standard’s... 

Africa urged to update vision for unlocking development from mineral resources
Africa urged to update vision for unlocking development from mineral resources
26th March 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Africa’s extractive industry can support the continent’s resilience and sustainable growth during and beyond the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This will, however, require appropriate social and... 

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Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd
VEGA Controls SA (Pty) Ltd

For over 60 years, VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the...


Rittal is a world leading provider of top-quality integrated systems for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and...


Rooted in the hearts of South Africans, combining technology and a quest for perfection to bring you a battery of peerless standing. Willard...


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