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It is an engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets
Firm promotes multimetal corrosion protection
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Branching from US manufacturer Cortec’s EcoEarth line, the EcoEmitter is a specially engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets such as electronic and optical... 

Toyota SA to boost hybrid production as battery electric vehicles deemed not yet practical 
9th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

Hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) are “the most practical solution for carbon neutrality in Africa”, says Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) Africa region CEO Toshimitsu Imai. This is also true for South... 

The WEG IE4 and IE1 motors available in stock to service customers
TCO contracts reduce costs, boost efficiency
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The latest National Energy Regulator of South Africa- (Nersa-) approved price increase of 18.55% means that the cost of electricity is now 63.08% more expensive than in April 2019, says motor and... 

Alpha Motors, a Bearings International brand, is manufactured by TechTop
Company expands market share
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Industrial products supplier Bearings International is expanding its market share in South Africa’s electric motor industry through its continued commitment to providing reliable, energy efficient... 

When selecting a miniature motor, understanding the different loads acting on the motor is key to achieving the best design
Impact of load on miniaturised motor selection highlighted
2nd June 2023

When selecting a miniature motor, understanding the different loads acting on the motor is key to achieving the best design. Therefore, understanding the torque load is essential to define the... 

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Durable drives for belt conveyor systems
2nd June 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that its NORD Maxxdrive-XT industrial gearboxes, launched at the Electra Mining trade show in 2022, have been well received by leaders in bulk logistics,... 

nuGen Truck proof-of-concept hybrid hydrogen and battery powered mine haul truck
Battery systems to power diesel-free mining haul trucks
2nd June 2023

Carbon reduction company First Mode purchased 80 Bordline energy storage system (ESS), 2.6 MWh lithium-ion battery systems from electrification and automation corporation ABB in May, to help power... 

GM secures financial support for an EV battery plant in Quebec
30th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

General Motors and Posco Future M have secured half of the financing for a C$600-million ($442-million) electric-vehicle battery component plant in Quebec from the provincial and federal... 

The Alta Mesa uranium processing plant.
Alta Mesa uranium plant upgrades advancing swiftly – enCore
19th May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Upgrades and refurbishments to the Alta Mesa in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium central processing plant (CPP), in south Texas, are progressing faster than originally planned and are under budget,... 

An SEW-EURODRIVE motor installed on site
Company driven to help meet Zambia’s energy efficiency goals
19th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE is helping industry implement energy efficient systems in line with Zambia’s Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (EESAP), says SEW-EURODRIVE... 

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A$50m in grants awarded to critical mineral projects
18th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has approved nearly A$50-million in a second round of grants to accelerate the development of 13 critical minerals projects, which Resources Minister Madeleine King said... 

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Battery Metals 2023: Powering the green economy
17th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The clean energy transition has unleashed unprecedented demand for key minerals and metals. Lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and graphite are crucial to battery performance, longevity and energy... 

Local base, efficiency will spur growth for SEW-EURODRIVE in Zambia
17th May 2023

With an extensive installed base in Zambia already, SEW-EURODRIVE is further building its capacity to serve customers with in-country skills, resources and inventory. Francis Musaba, Business... 

US officials remove key obstacle to Thacker Pass lithium project
US officials remove key obstacle to Thacker Pass lithium project
17th May 2023 By: Reuters

The US Interior Department on Tuesday removed one of the last remaining obstacles to Lithium Americas' Thacker Pass mine project in Nevada by finding nearly all of the site contains the metal used... 

Lithium Americas’ breakup is really about China, executive says
Lithium Americas’ breakup is really about China, executive says
15th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Lithium Americas' decision to split the company came down to one thorny issue: US-China relations. The mining company announced a plan in November to separate its Argentine and North American... 

An image of Hägglunds’ Quantum range of hydraulic motors
Efficiency, power meet in new hydraulic motors
12th May 2023

Industrial machinery manufacturer Hägglunds’ Quantum range of hydraulic motors is “going beyond established barriers”, with its combination of torque and speed paired with efficiency. “For direct... 

Chery, Haval move into new, larger parts warehouses
12th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

Chery South Africa (SA) has moved into its new parts warehouse in Boksburg, Gauteng, 14 months after opening the doors to its previous facility.  The new facility represents a doubling of storage... 

Lithium miners surge as Allkem-Livent tie up fuels M&A hopes
Lithium miners surge as Allkem-Livent tie up fuels M&A hopes
11th May 2023 By: Reuters

Shares in Australian-listed lithium miners jumped on Thursday after a $10.6-billion merger in the sector raised expectations for more consolidation among producers of the key metal in electric... 

The new company's growth prospects are strong in Argentina. Pictured is Livent's Fenix mine in the Salar del Hombre Muerto salt pan.
Lithium producers Allkem, Livent to combine in $10.6bn deal
10th May 2023 By: Reuters

 Australian lithium miner Allkem has inked an agreement to acquire US-based chemical manufacturing firm Livent in a deal that will create a $10.6-billion entity, the two companies announced on... 

A feed milling plant manufactured by Dalein Agriplan
Increased demand for automation in agri sector
5th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The growing African population and consequent rising demand for food continues to drive the need for processing equipment that can increase food production in the most efficient manner possible,... 

By working with reputable manufacturers and experienced suppliers, users of agricultural equipment can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their operations significantly
Use of soft starters, VSDs in irrigation beneficial
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Implementing modern electric motor control technology in the agriculture industry has become increasingly important to improve efficiency throughput, reduce downtime, reduce waste, and drive... 

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Is there a future for exoskeletons in SA mining?
5th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

While the world’s attention has been focused on the exponential advances being made in robotics and artificial intelligence, technological development in mechanical exoskeletons has largely been... 

Born in Cape Town and now cleaning waterbodies worldwide – meet the WasteShark
5th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

It’s like a Roomba for water, and it has its roots in Cape Town. If you don’t know what a Roomba is, it is a robotic vacuum cleaner that hoovers your carpets and floors autonomously.  

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Is there a future for exoskeletons in SA mining?
5th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

While the world’s attention has been focused on the exponential advances being made in robotics and artificial intelligence, technological development in mechanical exoskeletons has largely been... 

Chile's lithium nationalisation shines light on emerging tech
24th April 2023 By: Reuters

- Chilean President Gabriel Boric's plan to nationalize his country's immense lithium industry is putting the spotlight on an emerging crop of filtration technologies aimed at revolutionizing how... 

Copper industry warns of looming supply gap without more mines
Copper industry warns of looming supply gap without more mines
21st April 2023 By: Reuters

The world's appetite for copper to build most electronic devices will exceed supply over the next decade and imperil climate targets unless dozens of new mines are built, executives and analysts... 

Netstar, Vodacom Business introduce free WiFi for minibus taxi commuters
21st April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Altron subsidiary vehicle tracking and telematics company Netstar and information and communications technology group Vodacom Business have partnered to deploy a free in-taxi connectivity service,... 

Centamin lifts revenue, production in first quarter
20th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

LSE- and TSX-listed gold miner and explorer Centamin produced 14% more gold year-on-year in the first quarter of this year at 105 875 oz, while its revenue increased by 18% year-on-year to... 

Local company ArmCoil and Schneider Electric partner to deliver SKID substations to prominent mining group
20th April 2023

ArmCoil Afrika, a local manufacturer of medium voltage (MV) AC motors and transformers, and Schneider Electric have partnered on the provision of a skid mobile substation product line that will... 

Image shows Rio Tinto iron-ore operations
Rio posts solid first quarter
20th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has set a new first quarter record in iron-ore shipments during the three months to March. The miner on Thursday reported that iron-ore shipments from the Pilbara... 

International partnerships critical to critical minerals - King
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King has highlighted the importance of international partnerships, specifically those with Japan and the US, in developing Australia’s critical minerals... 

GM leads $50m funding round in EnergyX to unlock US lithium supply
12th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Automotive giant General Motors (GM) is leading a $50-million funding round in US company EnergyX as it steps up investments to unlock US-based lithium supply to scale up its electric vehicle (EV)... 

An image of RCL FOODS’ job fund site visit, cane re-established with Jobs Fund Support
Collaboration drives positive change for small-scale growers
7th April 2023

Small-scale sugar growers are a vital contributor to the sugar value chain in South Africa and are the economic heartbeat of many communities across the country. This is recognised by the South... 

Volkswagen takes over vehicle assembly operations in Ghana
7th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen has taken over new-vehicle assembly operations in Ghana from the brand’s licensed retailer, Universal Motors Limited (UML).  UML was awarded the assembly contract when Volkswagen... 

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OLI South Africa
7th April 2023

Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology supplier OLI as the world’s top-selling... 

Mine waste finds new life as source of rare earths
4th April 2023 By: Reuters

Sweden, South Africa and Australia are at the forefront of a push to transform piles of mine waste and by-products into rare earths vital for the green energy revolution, hoping to substantially... 

5TPH DMS Test Plant Completed through Industry Collaboration
3rd April 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Mid-tier minerals and metals process engineering company, Consulmet, has completed the construction of a unique five-ton-per-hour Dense Media Separation (DMS) test plant at its... 

Ursula von der Leyen and Joe Biden meet in Washington in March
US and Europe wrangle over green subsidies to avoid a trade war
3rd April 2023 By: Bloomberg

As European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen sat in the Oval Office last month she gushed before the cameras about the US Inflation Reduction Act. “It’s great that there’s such a massive... 

Biden tees up a supply-chain rethink with challenge to China’s EVs
29th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Seven months after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, the magnitude of the challenge it will be for the US to loosen China’s grip on the electric vehicle supply chain... 

EV battery makers test a future without lithium
22nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

A year and a half ago, China’s CATL put on a flashy event to make an announcement significant enough that Zeng Yuqun, the founder and chairman of the world’s biggest battery maker, served as emcee.... 

Tesla's vision of EVs without rare earths will spur magnet race
20th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tesla’s ambition to remove rare earths from future models has producers in the sector reeling, but it also should spur global efforts to deliver alternatives for electric car motors that currently... 

An image of NCPC-SA project manager Lindani Ncwane
Guideline to improve agro-processing water efficiency
17th March 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has created an Industrial Water Efficiency Guideline following its assessment of water efficiency between 2013 and 2020 in the... 

Vale weighs IPO of metals unit after sale of 10% stake
16th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vale is considering a spinoff or initial public offering of its sprawling base metals business after it completes the sale of a minority stake, according to people familiar with the situation. The... 

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