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Slurrysucker wins through in saltwater application
8th April 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A recent two-week trial on a mine on South Africa’s west coast has again proved the value of Integrated Pump Rental’s SlurrySucker dredging unit – even in saltwater and high-volume conditions. The... 

Sumitomo Dunlop has grown its local tyre production and capacity on the certainty created by original equipment manufacturers’ plans
Policy certainty to support automotive manufacturing growth
27th March 2020 By: Schalk Burger

The broad support for the Automotive Masterplan 2035 by companies across the value chain and the certainty that it creates supports local vehicle-manufacturing growth and, consequently, for the... 

The performance standards, wear characteristics and manufacturing requirements of tyres used on electric vehicles are different to those used on internal combustion engine vehicles
Tyre manufacturer building retail markets to secure growth
27th March 2020 By: Schalk Burger

With export and original equipment demand in the automotive industry in Africa growing year on year, it is critical for companies to expand their reach into high-growth markets in Africa to secure... 

These hoists are available as single speed units or with adjustable two-speed and dual speed selection
Manufacturer offers hoists for industry
13th March 2020

New to equipment and products manufacturer Becker Mining South Africa’s range of Kito hoists are food grade electric chain hoists, designed for safe lifting applications in contaminant controlled... 

The rubber lining provided by Weir Minerals has allowed for increased production time and plant availability
Lining solutions increase plant availability
6th March 2020

Two African mines are achieving increased production time and plant availability after converting to engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals’ Linatex and Linard rubber lining solutions. A... 

Numerous South African foundries and smelters have doused their furnaces and shut their doors, leading to job losses in a number of manufacturing sectors
Valves industry continues to struggle
6th March 2020 By: Darren Parker

The valves sector in South Africa has shrunk every quarter since 2017, with about 9 000 jobs lost since the start of 2020. South African Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Association (Savama)... 

The new premises and satellite branches will make operations more efficient
Supplier expands footprint
6th March 2020 By: Darren Parker

Valves supplier Invincible Valves has bought another property to expand its operations, along with accompanying plant equipment and machinery. The new property, in Germiston, is on the same street... 

Raised flooring allows for increased aesthetic appeal and accesses to hidden building services
Flooring company to start green project
28th February 2020 By: Halima Frost

Flooring contractor KBAC Flooring will handle a 1 400 m2   external raised paving installation project in Centurion for M&T Development, set to start in April 2020. The project is believed to be... 

Weir Minerals launches mine tested Linatex® Ceramic Hose to meet growing global demand
26th February 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Linatex® ceramic hose has proven its ability to deliver exceptional wear life for moving abrasive minerals. Weir Minerals is proud to announce the global launch of its newest offering in the slurry... 

The rubber sector will survive the current unfavourable economic climate as the product remains resilient and relevant in the industrial markets
Rubber remains resilient despite strained sector
21st February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Engineered rubber remains a requirement for many industries notwithstanding local manufacturing industry woes, says rubber products manufacturer Hudson Rubber MD Stoney Steenkamp. 

DEMS is always investigating and looking for opportunities to remain competitive and continue to have an edge in the market
Specialist on course despite pressures
21st February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Despite the local manufacturing sector being under pressure, mouldered product specialist DEMS’ rubber manufacturing division – which operates within a very niche and specialised market – has not... 

National Rubber Matmin has had success in supplying products to the Australian mining sector
Bleak outlook for rubber SMMEs in 2020
21st February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

With the industrial market aspect of its rubber business having declined in 2019 by 25%, rubber compounding specialist National Rubber Matmin (NRM) MD Mike Stuart says 2020 is “not looking much... 

Undergraduate intern Christina Crassas, chemist James Tour and graduate students Paul Advincula and Duy Luong turn carbon black into graphene in a flash
Chemists develop process to turn rubbish into graphene
21st February 2020 By: Schalk Burger

Rice University laboratory chemists, led by James Tour, have in the science journal Nature introduced a process by which almost any source of carbon can be turned into graphene flakes, the... 

Welding Alloys South Africa
Welding Alloys South Africa
7th February 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The loss of material owing to wear is costing the mining industry billions of dollars every year. Abrasive wear occurs when small pieces of material are forcefully removed from the surface of steel... 

Resilient Linatex® And Linard® Rubber Linings Cut Downtime On African Mines
Resilient Linatex® And Linard® Rubber Linings Cut Downtime On African Mines
28th January 2020

Two African mines are achieving increased production time and plant availability after converting to Weir Minerals’ Linatex® and Linard® rubber lining solutions. A mineral sands operation in... 

 	EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Multotec cannot do without its 1 600 factory workers, as the manufacture of some of its products is labour intensive
Equipment supplier advancing 4IR offering
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The development of an intelligent cyclone by minerals processing equipment supplier Multotec is at an advanced stage, Multotec South African Operations CEO Rikus Immink tells Mining Weekly. Through... 

These pipe stoppers are effective tools for quickly and reliably sealing or closing off pipelines during repair and maintenance work
Accessories supplied for diverse industries
24th January 2020

Pumping equipment supplier Werner Pumps is now able to supply an extensive range of accessories for the wastewater treatment, construction and engineering industries as the sole agent for German... 

Company completes purchase of Italian thermoplastic specialist
24th January 2020

Technology services company Continental has successfully completed its purchase of Italian thermoplastic specialist Merlett Group. 

Brazilian tribes and forest tappers unite against Bolsonaro
16th January 2020 By: Reuters

Brazilian indigenous tribes and rubber tappers joined forces on Wednesday to oppose steps by Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro that they say are destroying the Amazon forest they depend... 

Weir Minerals Africa also does rubber lining at the factory based in Alrode
Kansanshi benefits from longer wear life
6th December 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Kansanshi mine, located near Solwezi in Zambia.has significantly reduced costs and improved productivity by applying solutions provider Weir Minerals’ Linatex premium rubber lining solutions. The... 

Statistician-general Risenga Maluleke
Urgent calls for reform as South Africa’s GDP contracts 0.6% in third quarter
3rd December 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s gross domestic product contracted by 0.6% in the third quarter. However, on a year-on-year basis, the economy grew by 0.1%, Statistics South Africa statistician-general Risenga... 

Fire-protection systems are essential for high-value mining assets
Fire-protection systems are essential for high-value mining assets
27th November 2019

It is essential to undertake pre-shift and weekly inspections on mining vehicles that operate in demanding environments to ensure that the fire system is in working order. This is because mining... 

Company expands production footprint, manufacturing capabilities
15th November 2019

Mining equipment manufacturer and supplier Metso announced in a press statement that it has expanded its global production footprint in its minerals consumables business area, after reviewing its... 

Vast product offering caters to various industries
8th November 2019

Bearings supplier and distributor Bearings International’s (BI’s) Durban branch stocks a range of bearings, electric motors, gearboxes, lubricants, seals, tools, and power transmission products for... 

Locally Manufactured Wear Lining For Fine Slurry Abrasion Applications
31st October 2019

Engineered to provide superior wear performance to counter fine slurry abrasion, Linacure® 40 is locally manufactured by Weir Minerals Africa. This uncured natural rubber compound is suitable for... 

29th October 2019

Construction Materials Upstream from its construction and maintenance business, Colas operates in the production, distribution, sales and recycling of construction materials (emulsions, modified... 

Kal Tire Opens Mexico Mining Tire Retreading and Repair Facility First Kal Tire mining tire retread and repair site to use a robot for skiving & grooving
23rd October 2019

Mine sites across Mexico will now have access to world-class retreading and repair services—and the chance to add thousands of hours to the life of a tire—as Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group opens an... 

MAD MAXX The Nord MAXXDRIVE is a powerful drive system suited to the transportation of bulk materials using conveyor systems.
Drive system ideal for bulk handling
11th October 2019

German engineers Getriebebau Nord now offer the MAXXDRIVE industrial gear unit, a powerful drive system characterised by “maximum reliability, safety and robustness”, for the transportation of bulk... 

TailScrape is mounted precisely to the existing AirScrape system, so that it seals the transfer to the bend, averting dust generation and material spillage, also reducing the risk of explosion
Materials handling specialist offers innovative dust solutions
4th October 2019

Materials handling equipment specialist BLT WORLD has partnered German materials handling solutions provider ScrapeTec, to offer conveyor systems solutions for excessive dust in the African mining... 

Mining the benefits of Industry 4.0
Mining the benefits of Industry 4.0
26th September 2019

Mining companies have become much better at investing in the mines of today – but what about investing in the mines of the future? Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the... 

The all-in-one laser can be used for the traceability and identification of products and is designed to mark challenging materials
Innovations lead to versatile marking solutions for warehouse applications
13th September 2019

Identification and traceability company Traceability Solutions is the distributor of laser marking systems Telesis Technologies laser and Dot Meen Marking solutions in South Africa. 

African Auto Pact can deliver four-million-unit-a-year new-vehicle market
African Auto Pact can deliver four-million-unit-a-year new-vehicle market
13th September 2019

If plans to create a Pan-African Auto Pact succeed, it can potentially create a market of four-million new vehicles a year, says African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) chairperson... 

Occupational safety and health in the spotlight at Botswana trade show
29th August 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Now in its fourth edition, the country’s leading mining, industrial and power generation trade exhibition Electra Mining Botswana returns to the Gaborone Fairgrounds and is taking place from 10-12... 

Manufacturer extends women-specific PPE range
23rd August 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Local manufacturer of women-specific personal protective equipment (PPE) Sisi Safety Wear – a brand of PPE that falls within safety equipment supplier and manufacturer BBF Safety Group’s stable –... 

New pumps and valves to be used in mine water purification
23rd August 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

As heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services provider Flowrox continually develops and improves its product and service offering using state-of-the-art technology, the company has... 

Old-fashioned techniques still have a place in modern mining
Existing technology still has vital role to play
16th August 2019 By: Darren Parker

Despite new and innovative mining technologies continuing to enter the mining sector, tried-and-trusted technologies may still have an important role to play, says working face consumables... 

The wildcat gold miners who get rich sick
24th July 2019 By: Reuters

A few years after coming as a teenager to this Ghanaian town to prospect for gold, Yaw Ngoha had made enough cash to marry his sweetheart and build a house with a porch, to which he would later add... 

GOOD VIBRATIONS The electromagnetic feeder requires only one drive and is quieter than other drives on the market
Electromagnetic prototype feeder cutting costs for clients
19th July 2019 By: Halima Frost

Last month, engineering consultants Vipro Vibrating Products announced the arrival of its first locally incepted light industry electromagnetic feeder prototype. The prototype feeder was incepted... 

The ContiTech belts have been proven to run for over double the time other belt brands
New belt range well received
19th July 2019 By: Halima Frost

There has been a favourable reaction from the market to the recent inclusion of belt manufacturer ContiTech Power Transmission Group’s drive belt and matched component range to bearings and... 

Mathe Group invests in new process to recycle retreaded tyre waste
19th July 2019 By: Irma Venter

The Mathe Group, one of South Africa’s largest used radial truck tyre recycling operations, has invested in a new multimillion-rand operation to recycle waste rubber from the retreading process.... 

Mining the benefits of Industry 4.0
Mining the benefits of Industry 4.0
10th July 2019

Mining companies have become much better at investing in the mines of today – but what about investing in the mines of the future? Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the... 

The Dilemma of Underground Mining Tyre Choice
10th July 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The primary goal of almost every mine in the world is ore extraction at the lowest possible cost.  To achieve this, the safe delivery of production tons is always the number one priority.... 

The new Commando DC300Ri is a tough and manoeuverable drill rig for multiple applications
New multipurpose drill rig launched
5th July 2019

Global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has added a new surface top hammer drill rig – the versatile Commando DC300Ri – to its offering. The drill rig is ideal for drill and... 

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