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Buraaq launches SD212i mechanised rock bolter

Buraaq launches SD212i mechanised rock bolter

23rd March 2023

     

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From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.

Sashnee Moodley:

South African mining services company Buraaq has launched a locally built, fully mechanised rock bolter that has been specifically designed to improve safety and cost effectiveness of bolting in local underground and opencast operations. Schalk Burger has more.

Schalk Burger:

The Buraaq SD212i mechanised bolter is locally designed and made, using local components, with the aim of improving local bolting safety and efficiency in mines. It removes the operator from the rockface and unsupported areas and the extendable boom keeps them away from the bolting area to prevent injury and fatalities.

The SD212i bolter has a falling object protective structure that is certified to Level 9 safety standards  of the Mine Health and Safety Act, and has various electronic safety interlocks to ensure that the machine only operates when it is safe.

Buraaq design engineer Muhammad Kudoos provides an overview of the mechanised bolter, and the company's training courses to ensure clients get the productivity and cost benefits they are aiming for.

Buraaq design engineer Muhammad Kudoos:

Schalk Burger:

Further, the SD212i has a large diameter stinger cylinder for high accuracy indexing, which reduces the potential for misalignment. Also, because it is mechanised, the bolting process is repeatable, there is less chance for operator error and the bolting is more cost-effective.

Buraaq CEO Sam Kader highlights how the company has been focusing on local innovation and procurement.

Buraaq CEO Sam Kader:

Sashnee Moodley:

That’s Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa’s real economy. Don’t forget to listen to the audio version of our Engineering News daily email newsletter.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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