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Donna Slater

Donna Slater

Donna Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Nampo – new generation of agri-partner

25th April 2014 South African grain producers association Grain SA tells Engineering News that the theme of this year’s Nampo Harvest Day event is The New Generation Agri-Partner. 

Revised container handler improves efficiency

18th April 2014 New design features of the Taylor Electronic Loaded Container (TXLC) handler, such as a tilting cabin and improved layout, have improved its handling and ease of workflow, reports materials handling company Big Lift Trucks South Africa (BLT SA). 

Heavy-hauling industry growing

18th April 2014 South Africa’s growth and development rely significantly on services and solutions from the heavy-hauling industry, State-owned power utility Eskom subsidiary Rotek and Roshcon head of multi-axles logistics services Dennis Child says. 

Faster, tighter banding tool

4th April 2014 The installation of band clamps can be performed faster and tighter than before using the newly released Ultra-Lok UL4000-C tool. 

New grinder improves concrete edge grinding

4th April 2014 A new range of power tools, manufactured by technology supplier Robert Bosch Power Tools, will improve working conditions and increase efficiency with an incorporated dust-extraction system. 

New pneumatic grinder to be introduced

4th April 2014 Industrial machinery supplier Dowson and Dobson Industrial (D&D) plans to launch the new Mighty Seven QB-185 pneumatic vertical grinder towards the end of next month. 

Torque multipliers offer lightness, resilience

4th April 2014 An increased focus on safety and a better understanding of the importance of applying correct torque forces by companies, has led to an increased demand in the market for torque multipliers, says hand tool manufacturer Gedore Tools South Africa (SA). 

Could underground rail make a comeback?

28th March 2014 Underground rail networks used to transport mined materials may be poised for future growth, owing to the high cost of trackless machinery and other alternative transport methods. 

New haul dumper to be fully operational by April

28th March 2014 Developed as a joint venture (JV) between mining equipment group Bell Equipment and South Africa-based mining equipment company Aard Mining Equipment, a new underground haul truck (UHT), the B33L (Bell branding) or A33 (Aard branding) is expected to be fully operational by the beginning of April,... 

Winders go mobile, open new market

28th March 2014 The development of mobile rescue winders has created a new gap in the global mining mobility and underground transport market, reports Kempton Park-based engineering services company Winches and Winders (W&W). 

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