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Stabila laser distance measurers draw the line in underground mining

13th June 2019 From shaft foremen to surveyors and environmental personnel, Stabila measuring equipment, distributed locally by leading supplier Upat, is finding increasing application in the mining industry. Here the most popular Stabila product range is its laser distance measurers, Upat Technical Specialist... 

Growthpoint completes Exxaro’s new corporate headquarters in Centurion

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th June 2019 Growthpoint Properties has completed its R600-million development of Exxaro’s new head office, opposite the Centurion Gautrain Station. The building integrates P-grade aesthetics and finishes and high-performance workspace. 

Effective fire suppression system proves its worth

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2019 Sandvik ECLIPSE™ Fire Suppression Systems are contributing to an enviable fire safety record at the Ambatovy Nickel Mine in Madagascar, one of the biggest nickel mines in the world. With several mobile machines, as well as other risk areas protected by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s... 

Smart digitalisation an urgent problem

By: Tracy Hancock     31st May 2019 Smart technology-enabled digitalisation poses a significant challenge for South Africa’s materials handling and logistics companies who fail to adapt, especially in a market where the country’s big mining players seek to realise the ‘mine of tomorrow’, says African artificial intelligence (AI)... 

Data management as a service could be solution for mining digital revolution

By: Natasha Odendaal     31st May 2019 With the incorporation of the Internet of Things, as well as various geoscientific data sources, the potential of data management as a service (DMaaS) for the mining industry is “massive”, says DMP South Africa MD Iniel Dreyer. A mine’s ability to leverage their data, control costs and minimise... 

Visual security can curb illegal mining

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     17th May 2019 The right visual security components can assist in securing mining properties to prevent illegal miners from gaining entry, says video surveillance specialist Graphic Image Technologies (GIT) executive Laurence Smith. Illegal mining is dangerous and often happens under desperate conditions... 

GKM Consultants and SENSEMETRICS are proud to announce their Distribution Partnership.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th April 2019 Contributors for several years in geotechnical monitoring, the two organizations have come together, driven by complementary services and similar values. The partnership between GKM Consultants and sensemetrics Inc., aims to establish a safer future through intelligent decision making in the... 

Aury poised for expansion drive in African mining industry

11th April 2019 The African mining and mineral resources sector is one of the most important international markets for Aury Africa, which plans a concerted expansion drive on the continent once it is firmly entrenched in South Africa. This is according to Xiaoming Yuan, Chairman of Aury Africa and Vice-President... 

Secondary mine ventilation system cutting costs

5th April 2019 Australian base water evaporator and ventilation solution provider Minetek has made available its patented secondary mine ventilation system, based on a high output axial fan system. The new technological solution, engineered and manufactured in Australia, categorically offers power savings and... 

SA mines can now use drone technology for underground mapping

By: Halima Frost     5th April 2019 South African systems integrator Ramjack Technology Solutions has formed an alliance with Swedish aerial robotics company Inkonova to supply underground unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) and mapping technology to the South African mining industry for use underground. Inkonova supplies... 

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