https://www.engineeringnews.co.za
Business|Copper|Efficiency|Energy|Environment|Export|Gold|Health|Industrial|Infrastructure|Lighting|Mining|Renewable-Energy|Resources|Safety|SECURITY|Service|Services|Solar|Technology|Maintenance|Products|Solutions|Infrastructure|Operations
Business|Copper|Efficiency|Energy|Environment|Export|Gold|Health|Industrial|Infrastructure|Lighting|Mining|Renewable-Energy|Resources|Safety|SECURITY|Service|Services|Solar|Technology|Maintenance|Products|Solutions|Infrastructure|Operations
business|copper|efficiency|energy|environment|export|gold|health|industrial|infrastructure|lighting|mining|renewable-energy-company|resources|safety|security|service|services|solar|technology|maintenance|products|solutions|infrastructure|operations

Lighting essential to mining health, safety

MINE CONVEYOR LIGHTING BEKA Schréder offers mines efficient lighting solutions for conveyors with its OPTIWAY technology

PAULO MAMEDE There is high importance in educating mining clients about the importance of proper lighting solutions and their accompanying costs for the purpose of enhancing safety and reducing maintenance costs

OPTIMAL UNDERGROUND LIGHTING BEKA Schréder uses its OPTIWAY and OPTILINK technology to enhance underground lighting in mines

17th May 2024

By: Trent Roebeck

Features Reporter

     

Font size: - +

South African luminaire and lighting products manufacturer BEKA Schréder, through its continual supplying of solutions to African mining operations, industrial clients, infrastructure providers and business organisations, has commissioned solar-powered lighting for a gold and copper mine in Zambia.

The company’s lighting products and services are used in an array of applications, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for workers, with its broad portfolio of multisectoral industry clients benefiting from lighting solutions for their respective operational facilities.

“One needs to stress the importance of lighting because it gets overlooked often. It is one of the crucial elements across most industrial applications; therefore, it is important to get it right the first time . . . To neglect such a seemingly insignificant portion of the operation is a costly mistake to make,” says BEKA Schréder export manager Paulo Mamede.

For Mamede, there is no such thing as a “cheap, quality product” – therefore, it is necessary to educate clients about good-quality products and the associated cost and the change to renewable-energy powered lighting solutions. Such products ensure optimal productivity, efficiency, energy- and cost-saving measures for an operation, in addition to ensuring the health and safety of workers at, for example, a mining operation or industrial facility.

Case in Point

BEKA Schréder’s product and service offerings benefit mining clients because they can improve security, and promote health and safety.

The company’s solutions can provide efficient and sufficient lighting in hazardous environments – where operations usually continue throughout the night – thus ensuring that there are fewer injuries or fatalities as a result of inappropriate lighting.

Further, BEKA Schréder’s lighting product offerings can typically result in an energy saving of between 60% and 80% owing to the high-quality products and the latest LED lighting technology and controls used.

The company’s luminaire products are robust, enabling mining companies, businesses and industrial-sector players to adapt to challenging working conditions.

“These luminaires have been designed for longevity in these harsh environments, therefore reducing maintenance, [thus] making it possible to use valuable resources [people] elsewhere in your operation,” he adds.

The company offers clients a lighting solution service, which can include a full lighting audit of a mining site, identifying cost- and energy-saving areas, supplying lighting products to site, allocating qualified and trusted installer companies, and assisting with product maintenance services.

Since starting operations in Namibia in 1978, BEKA Schréder has maintained a footprint by exporting its products to Zambia and other African countries, as well as Australia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, South America and South-East Asia.

Edited by Donna Slater
Features Deputy Editor and Chief Photographer

Comments

 

Showroom

Willard
Willard

Rooted in the hearts of South Africans, combining technology and a quest for perfection to bring you a battery of peerless standing. Willard...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Immersive Technologies
Immersive Technologies

Immersive Technologies is the world's largest, proven and tested supplier of simulator training solutions to the global resources industry.

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
21st June 2024
Corobrik sets out plans for its Rietvlei operations
Corobrik sets out plans for its Rietvlei operations
19th June 2024

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







sq:0.313 0.363s - 143pq - 2rq
Subscribe Now