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Zest WEG Group

24th January 2020 Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of Africa and has been servicing the mining sector on the continent for more than 35 years. An in-depth understanding of the harsh conditions found... 

ABB celebrates 20-year milestone in DCS leadership

13th December 2019 ARC’s 2018 market analysis report confirms ABB as No. 1 in the global Distributed Control System market for the 20th consecutive year In a growing market expected to reach $17.4 billion globally by 2023, a market analysis report by the ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, confirms... 

Excelsior ‘rapidly closing in’ on completing Arizona copper mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2019 The Gunnison copper project, in southern Arizona, remains on schedule for first copper production before the end of the year, TSX-listed Excelsior Mining confirmed on Thursday, reporting that the drilling of the production wellfield had been completed. A total of 41 production wells had been... 

Tech provider upgrades control at Mozal Aluminium

9th August 2019 Industrial automation and information technology provider Rockwell Automation has migrated the control systems at mining and metals company South32’s Mozal Aluminium project’s furnace assembly and ladle cleaning shop to its modern DC sintering based on the PlantPAx design standard. 

Commissioning starts at Jaurdi

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th June 2019 Commissioning has started at the Jaurdi gold project, in Western Australia, with full production targeted for the fourth quarter of this year. ASX-listed Beacon Minerals on Thursday said that the A$21.4-million project was expected to recover some 126 000 oz of gold over a five-year mine life,... 

Alphamin progresses towards final commissioning at Bisie

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th June 2019 JSE- and TSX-V-listed Alphamin Resources has completed C4 commissioning at its Bisie tin project’s processing plant, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The C4 commissioning involved feeding the system with material, checking instrumentation calibration, process flows and individual equipment... 

Cutting-edge IoT and ICT solutions help eliminate carbon headaches

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th June 2019 Enterprising South African companies are harnessing the power of the internet of things (IoT) and information communications technologies (ICT) to significantly improve the measurement and management of their carbon (CO2) emissions. More have followed suit since the introduction of the first... 

Gas analysis and the 4th industrial revolution

12th June 2019 Compressed gas laboratories are now able to benefit from the connectivity and automated big data analysis features of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Afrox’s Hans Strydom explains.   

Turnaround strategy for production tech industry making headway

By: Tracy Hancock     7th June 2019 Intsimbi Future Production Technologies Initiative (IFPTI) is making headway with its turnaround strategy for South Africa’s distressed tooling industry and is receiving substantial recognition locally and internationally, but many small, lower technology companies are still struggling, says... 

New acoustic steam leak system launched

7th June 2019 Last month, local process control instrumentation manufacturer and distributor Instrotech announced the launch of acoustic steam leak detection system Inspecta III. The current system Inspecta FFT, first released some 20 years ago, is reaching its end-of-life, and Instrotech’s design engineers... 

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