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COST-EFFECTIVE
SciAps offers a range of XRF analysers that provide cost-effective solutions for the mineral exploration and mining industries
Analyser integral to explorers
11th September 2020

The handheld portable X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF) analyser has become a common tool for field geoscientists, and is being used in a range of applications, says analysing and... 


REDUCED RISK
H2scan’s Gen5 transformer-specific hydrogen analyser provides real-time DGA
System available for transformer monitoring
11th September 2020

Pretoria-based industrial technology and solutions provider RTS Africa Technologies (RTS) has recently announced the increased availability of its Gen5 System, developed specifically for... 


Ericsson, Unicef to map school Internet connectivity in 35 countries
11th September 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Ericsson and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) are planning to map Internet connectivity gaps at schools in 35 countries, including South Africa, by the end of 2023 in a first step to... 


Not Just Another Fuel System – The Jigsaw Cloud-Based Fuel Management Technology
Not Just Another Fuel System – The Jigsaw Cloud-Based Fuel Management Technology
10th September 2020

The fuel management industry has undergone a sea of change in the last 10 years. With the advent of a reliable mobile phone data network and universal access to the internet, the industry has... 


HANDLING THE PRESSURE	
Now able to manufacture locally, the company can now meet increased local demand for digital pressure gauges
Company manufactures locally, improves lead time and quality
4th September 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Industrial pressure- and temperature-gauge manufacturer SA Gauge started to manufacture its own digital pressure gauges this year to ensure that it is not affected by import lead times and exchange... 


Ukwazi Expands Engineering Capability
31st August 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining specialists, Ukwazi, today announce the addition of multi-disciplinary engineering services to their portfolio of mining and processing solutions. The project development and delivery (PDD)... 


ARM executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe
ARM earnings up, dividend declared
31st August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The headline earnings of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) increased by 6% to R5 534-million for the financial year to June 30. A final dividend of R7 a share is declared,... 


PRIVATE PARTICIPATION
Getting private-sector companies to fund laser research and development at local universities is expected to change the landscape dramatically
More local laser R&D needed
28th August 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa is not placing enough focus on laser research and development (R&D), especially in the private sector, but there is hope, says the director of the Laser Research Institute (LRI) within... 


The Corrego do Feijao tailings dam collapse, in Brumadinho, left the nearby river polluted
Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management puts communities at the forefront
21st August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Global Tailings Review (GTR) on August 5 launched the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management, which aims to ensure tailings dam failures are a thing of the past. The GTR was... 


The Corrego do Feijao tailings dam collapse, in Brumadinho, left the nearby river polluted
Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management puts communities at the forefront
5th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Global Tailings Review (GTR) on August 5 launched the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management, which aims to ensure tailings dam failures are a thing of the past. The GTR was... 


5G launch brings opportunities, 4G remains critical
31st July 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

As several telecommunications groups launch fifth-generation (5G) technology, highly attractive opportunities for South African consumers, carriers and the information and communication technology... 


SUPERIOR QUALITY 
The proven quality of Pfeiffer Vacuum products ensures a long service life as well as lower operating costs
Company introduces quiet, dry pumps range
10th July 2020

The HiScroll models from vacuum pump manufacturer Pfeiffer Vacuum’s new range of scroll pumps are oil-free, hermetically sealed vacuum pumps with high nominal pumping speeds of between 6 m³/h and... 


HIGH CALIBER
SA Gauge is able to calibrate a non-contact infrared thermometer gun to within manufacturers’ specification, normally 0.2 ˚C or 0.3 ˚C
Calibration of thermometers paramount
10th July 2020

Industrial pressure gauge manufacturer and distributor SA Gauge director and founding member Chris du Plessis tells Engineering News that the company can calibrate infrared forehead thermometers to... 


Monitor for food and beverage industry launched
10th July 2020

Process automation company Endress + Hauser launched its innovative Liquitrend QMW43 device that helps ensure food safety and increases food quality in March. “This compact multivariable device can... 


OPTIMISED GEOMETRY
The link design of the S/SX series allows contaminants found in harsh environments to fall through the system when the cable carrier is in motion
Cables for corrosive conditions
26th June 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive portfolio of Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carrier systems and safety cables includes S/SX steel cable carriers, which have been designed to carry heavy... 


Micromine Effects (MFX) has an Eye to the Future
17th June 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

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... 


Covid-19 emphasising platinum's health role
Covid-19 highlighting vital health role of platinum group metals
11th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

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... 


New report shows African economic integration still has long way to go
5th June 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have jointly called for African countries to strengthen their... 


KEVIN CILLIERS
It is important to have a good management practice in place for utility use while there is time and space to focus on it
Covid-19 an opportunity for better resource management
29th May 2020 By: Darren Parker

The national lockdown because of Covid-19 presents a good opportunity for manufacturing companies to improve their resource and utilities management, says government-funded programme National... 


Lack of finance hinders energy efficiency implementation in companies
29th May 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Milisha Pillay argues that there has never been a more opportune time for financial institutions to become more invested in structuring financial packages that are designed to appreciate the... 


POWER MONITORING 
Socomec’s new A40 panel-mounted power-monitoring device has been designed for measuring, monitoring and reporting electrical energy
Supplier launches 450 new products
27th May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

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. 


JOHN MANUELL
The full potential of sugar production processes lies in leveraging available data to drive the seamless interoperability among people, assets and production processes
Sector increasingly adopting digitalisation
22nd May 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Technology provider ABB Southern Africa believes that digitalisation can address the production challenges of the sugar industry. 


Additive Manufacturing: The Quality of Products is Highly Dependent on Fast and Accurate Measurements
Additive Manufacturing: The Quality of Products is Highly Dependent on Fast and Accurate Measurements
22nd May 2020

Quality control and assurance of the products produced with conventional machining, casting or forming manufacturing is well established. This is accomplished by incorporating quality control... 


Orica optimises Kevitsa drill and blast cycle with FRAGTrack
19th May 2020

The Kevitsa deposit is one of the largest ever mineral discoveries in Finland. Owned and operated by Boliden Kevitsa Mining Oy, Kevitsa mine’s production is approximately 40 million tonnes per... 


Managing Chute assets closely can cut maintenance costs
14th May 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Under today’s demanding economic conditions, many mines could improve the impact of their maintenance expenditure by being more vigilant and regularly recording wear data on transfer points. This... 


Managing chute assets closely can cut maintenance costs
13th May 2020

Keeping a closer eye on performance of assets like transfer chutes – and carefully monitoring wear – can save not only the cost of unplanned downtime, but also the cost of potential... 


ENERGY HEAVY
South Africa’s industry consumes more than half of the energy used by the industrial sectors in all the remaining SADC States
South Africa has duty to address SADC energy efficiency
8th May 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa has a duty to make the energy efficiency knowledge accrued through the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (IEEP) more accessible to the rest of the Southern African Development... 


KAREN KING
Maintaining an accurate process flow diagram and water balance are key to mine water planning
Water-related planning essential for mines
8th May 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

As mining operations are extremely water-intensive and -dependent, it is important to have a good understanding of water sources, movement and discharge at the mine, say engineering consultants... 


Accenture in South Africa CEO Vukani Mngxati in virtual conversation with Engineering News & Mining Weekly editor and writer Terence Creamer
Opinion: Innovation is vital to compete and grow in a digitally disrupted world
7th May 2020

In this opinion article, Accenture in South Africa CEO Vukani Mngxati argues that South Africa needs to isolate the innovation gene and replicate it in all endeavours and in all sectors of society... 


Scan offers predictive maintenance visibility
1st May 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

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... 


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... 


Central Asia Metals' Kounrad operation, in Kazakhstan.
Central Asia Metals mulls renewables opportunities, releases inaugural sustainability report
22nd April 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

London-listed Central Asia Metals (CAML), which produces base metals essential for modern living, has commissioned independent consultants to conduct feasibility studies on the potential of... 


ROPING IN THE PROS
In many cases, a client’s maintenance and inspection budgets can be stretched further by using rope access
Interior tank cleaning made easier through rope access
10th April 2020 By: Darren Parker

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... 


Satellite imaging helps monitoring of remote mining operations
9th April 2020 By: Donna Slater

Satellite imaging of remote mining operations can be used to track and visually represent surface changes, ranging from the areal extent of surface operations, surface water, surface disturbances... 


Independent advisors offer unrivalled support to the automotive industry
Independent advisors offer unrivalled support to the automotive industry
27th March 2020

Cova Advisory is a 51% black owned company with a specific focus on government programmes, including grants and tax incentives, and is a proud member of the National Association of Automotive... 


Largo sets new production record
23rd March 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

TSX-listed Largo Resources achieved record yearly production of 10 577 t of vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) and the lowest yearly cash operating costs, excluding royalties, achieved to date of $2.95/lb... 


Mines labelled as critical to Qld economy amid Covid-19
19th March 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

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... 


Polymetal weighs changes to dividend policy after record year
5th March 2020 By: Reuters

Polymetal, one of Russia's largest gold and silver producers, is considering updating its dividend policy to make it more predictable, its chief financial officer said, after the company announced... 


Blue Cube Systems
Blue Cube Systems
31st January 2020

Blue Cube Systems is a technology company focused on real-time in-line instrumentation for the mineral processing industry. It provides analysers that deliver consistent benefits for mineral... 


PRO FLOW The Promag H 100 controls the flow of materials through proven sensor technology and ultra-compact transmitter electronics
Flowmeter continues to offer control solutions
31st January 2020 By: Halima Frost

Instrumentation, solutions and services supplier Endress + Hauser’s Promag H 100 electromagnetic flow meter has been widely adopted by the South African food and beverage, as well as life sciences... 


Colluli potash project, Eritrea
Colluli potash project, Eritrea
31st January 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Progress has been made on Phase 1 of the Colluli project’s engineering, procurement and construction management contract. 


Danakali working to complete EPCM mobilisation soon
28th January 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and London-listed potash developer Danakali has made progress on Phase 1 of the Colluli project’s engineering, procurement and construction management contract. The company envisions that... 


Hexagon strengthens claim as digital mining leader with Blast Movement Technologies acquisition.
8th January 2020

Hexagon today announced the acquisition of Blast Movement Technologies (BMT) from RCF Jolimont Mining Innovation (Jersey). BMT supplies a unique blast movement measurement technology to the global... 


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