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Sandvik says half of underground equipment sales will be electric by 2030

By: Donna Slater     22nd September 2021 Mining solutions provider Sandvik forecasts strong momentum for electric mining equipment over the coming decade and anticipates that it could account for more than half of its equipment sales to the underground mining sector by 2030. This market growth is expected to accelerate on the back of... 


10th September 2021 Orica is the world’s largest provider of commercial explosives and innovative blasting systems to the mining, quarrying, oil and gas and construction markets, a leading supplier of sodium cyanide for gold extraction, and a specialist provider of ground support services in mining and tunnelling.... 

Botswana copper miner Khoemacau giving attention to ESG silver lining  

By: Martin Creamer     7th September 2021 Khoemacau Copper Mining of Botswana, which is ramping up to nameplate throughput of 3.65-million tonnes a year, is also giving attention to environmental social and governance (ESG) matters that include considerable renewable energy generation and promising community development initiatives. In... 

Sandwich belt high angle conveyor on show

20th August 2021 Conveyor systems manufacturer Dos Santos International (DSI) will be exhibiting at MINExpo International this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. The company will occupy booth #25515 and will exhibit an interactive model of the DSI sandwich belt high angle conveyor. The company claims to be the... 

Robustness essential to avoid downtime

20th August 2021 Mining, drilling and quarrying equipment must be reliable and robust to minimise downtime, says Finnish hydraulic equipment manufacturer Dynaset. Dynaset manufactures hydraulic and hydraulic-driven equipment to high-quality European standards. The company’s product line-up comprises hydraulic... 

Laser tech used in canal extension

20th August 2021 Laser solutions provider Laser Tools Co helped build the Panama Canal expansion by supplying tunnelling lasers that ensure accurate excavation. The GL350 Green Laser Technology Mining Alignment Laser was chosen for its long-distance performance and bright green laser beam.  The Panama Canal... 

Conveyor monitoring system successfully trialled

By: Cameron Mackay     13th August 2021 Mining technologies supplier Strata Worldwide partnered with fibre-optic company Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) to conduct a successful trial of FFT’s Aura IQ conveyor health monitoring system at a local coal mine. “The installations were done on conveyors above and below ground. Owing to the... 

Explosives company puts stamp on underground mining

13th August 2021 Years of innovation and experience in the underground space have now positioned explosives manufacturer and supplier BME – part of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – as an important player in mines where low-profile, bord-and-pillar mining methods are employed. As a blasting and explosives leader in... 

Unified brand for United Mining Services

26th July 2021 Six years after the acquisition of industry icon Shaft Sinkers and its design counterpart METS (Mining Engineering Technical Services), the UMS (United Mining Services) Group is ready to present a new, united face to the mining industry.  The UMS Group divisions are now operating as UMS Shaft... 

Supplier reports record sales year

By: Halima Frost     23rd July 2021 Construction equipment supplier Putzmeister South Africa – a subsidiary of Germany-based Putzmeister Concrete Pumps – registered a record sales year in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Putzmeister sub-Saharan Africa head Rudy Myburgh attributes this partly to the Putzmeister range of machines... 

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