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Lynne Davies

Lynne Davies

Lynne Davies is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Lynne Davies

The above image depicts a truck that makes use of the JustWeighs system that provides coal producers with the ability to tract tonnages from pit to plant without the use of manual weighbridge slips

AI weighbridge solutions combat coal corruption

31st May 2024

Weighbridge automation solutions provider JustWeighs recently developed and launched its new AI and surveillance equipment to combat coal transportation corruption and illicit trading. The company... 


The above image depicts Manta Freight Logistics CEO Michael Tziranis

Single point-of-contact for efficient logistics

31st May 2024

A streamlined freight logistics management process, offered by integrated freight logistics solutions company Manta Freight Logistics, is being positioned as a possible solution to combat ongoing... 


The above image depicts trainees of the Dickinson Group training programme that will enhance the local talent pool, assisting create a skilled local workforce that can reduce dependency on external expertise and enhance productivity

Furnaces group expands training initiative

24th May 2024

Global refractory and industrial solutions provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) Africa aims to mitigate challenges – such as limitations in infrastructure, resource constraints and workforce... 


The image depicts the DC Furnace AFC supplied to Elemental

DC furnaces aid autocatalyst recovery

24th May 2024

The recycling of used automotive catalytic converters (autocatalysts) has become economically and environmentally important in the wake of autocatalysts becoming one of the most significant... 


The above image depicts a Schurco Slurry pump

Tech expertise shortage in junior mining

17th May 2024

There is a shortage of expertise in the specialised domain of junior mining – a situation that is compounded by South Africa’s so-called brain drain, as skilled professionals seek jobs elsewhere,... 


The above image depicts Resources 4 Africa CEO Paula Munsie

Indaba aims to unlock junior mining potential

17th May 2024

Mineral resources, energy and mining conference specialists Resources 4 Africa (R4A) envision junior miners playing a crucial role in meeting the rising demand for critical minerals and metals, in... 


The above image depicts one of the trucks operated by Knorr-Bremse

Braking company developing Africa presence

3rd May 2024

According to a report by the African Development Bank in the ‘Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook of Africa’ publication, 11 African countries featured in the world’s 20 fastest growing economies... 


The image depicts the RFA CEO Gavin Kelly

RFA helps to address cross-border challenges

3rd May 2024

The Road Freight Association (RFA) – the largest national trade association in South Africa – is concerned about cross-border transport and the associated regulatory and traffic challenges. Three... 


The above image depicts Fargo Steel Fabrication’s recently purchased Amanda Tube Laser has allowed the company to enter new markets, with the constant purchase of new machinery diversifying its capabilities, benefitting clients and markets

Fabricator offers one-stop solution

26th April 2024

Turnkey steel service centre Fargo Steel Fabrication aims to streamline the complexities that occur during engineered projects by eliminating the need for companies or individuals to utilise... 


The above image depicts one of the solar plants engineered by JUWI

Energy grid impedes excess power transmission

19th April 2024

South Africa’s current electricity transmission grid is generally constrained in the Cape provinces and unable to facilitate the connection of new utility-scale generation including that from solar... 


The above image depicts the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure deputy minister Bernice Swarts

DPWI aims to resolve skills deficit

5th April 2024

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) Deputy Minister Bernice Swarts stated at the third iteration of the Women in Engineering, Infrastructure and Innovation event, held on February... 


The above image depicts one of the hydra-cell pumps which provide a smaller equivalent flow/pressure performance when compared to that of larger pumps.

Compact pump reliable for seal flush applications

22nd March 2024

Boasting a compact, lightweight seal-less and multiple-diaphragm design that is hydraulically balanced and energy efficient, the hydra-cell pumps offered by pumps and liquid handling products... 


The above image depicts a schurco slurry pump in use

Manufacturer reinforces commitment to quality

22nd March 2024

Established in 1975, and in the lead-up to its fiftieth anniversary in 2025, full-service slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry reflects on its commitment to providing engineering excellence,... 


EXTENDING CAPABILITIES
Invincible Valve's in-house manufacturing capability has been increased with addition of a new factory in close proximity to its existing facility in Knights, Germiston

New factory brings component outsourcing in-house

8th March 2024

Having bought a new factory in close proximity to its existing factory in Knights, Germiston, valve products and ancillary equipment manufacturer Invincible Valves has developed a new machine shop... 


The above image depicts two Condra technicians working on a jib crane

Local manufacturer seeks to ease crane buying process

1st March 2024

There is a risk associated with buying capital equipment, and the choice of a factory crane can be “especially tricky”, says local overhead cranes and hoists manufacturer Condra Cranes. Condra... 


The above image depicts a facility, which comprises a lighting solution that enables managers to dim the luminaires as needed

Lighting system advances energy efficiency

23rd February 2024

Luminaire manufacturer BEKA Schréder’s wireless control system Schréder ITERRA offers a wireless control solution for lighting applications, providing a “robust, cost-effective and futureproof... 


The above image depicts an item that has been surrounded in a preservation material to prevent corrosion

Supplier outlines corrosion challenges for long-lead items

9th February 2024

Oil and gas facility owners and operators face numerous challenges regarding effective corrosion protection that can directly impact on their operating a profitable, safe and compliant facility,... 


The above image depicts the re-design of the chassis optimised weight distribution in the forklifts to enhance on-site safety by improving stability and manoeuvrability

Truck-mounted forklifts increase efficiency, safety

9th February 2024

Materials handling equipment distributor Shamrock Handling Concepts has extended its range of Moffett forklift trucks to include the new-generation M5 and M8 NX series, which has been designed for... 


Trend toward digitalisation continues

9th February 2024

Materials handling firms have traditionally relied on paper-based processes, however, as these processes are staggeringly manual, time consuming, highly inefficient and prone to human error,... 


The above image depicts the AES in-house developed boiler control system

Load-balancing helps optimise steam operations

2nd February 2024

Local operations and maintenance service provider Associated Energy Services (AES) has developed a load-balancing system that manages the splitting of a site’s steam requirements. An operation’s... 


The above image depicts one of Grunfos' pump systems installed at the Carlsberg Brewery

Firm prioritises emissions reduction

19th January 2024

‘Possibility in every drop’ is international leader in pumps solutions and water technologies Grundfos’ new brand signature, as it actively addresses critical issues related to water conservation... 


The above image depicts Gugulethu Colliery GM Jarmi Steyn

Greenfield project nears full-scale mining

15th December 2023

The development of the Gugulethu Colliery – a greenfield project located to the southeast of Hendrina and proximate to Davel – is taking place at an “opportune time” as export opportunities for... 


The above image depicts the analysis of  lubricants in accordance with ISO-4406

Proper filtration improves profitability, productivity

1st December 2023

Fluid contamination occurs at every level of the production process, entering lubricants and acting as a “silent thief”, mostly undetected and resulting in increased operating costs and a reduction... 


An image of a laptop and phone with the KEY360 platform

Platform facilitates information sharing

1st December 2023

Project, engineering, and construction management consulting firm SSG Consulting is positioning its business intelligence software platform KEY360, designed for project management and business... 


The above image depicts the Novitexi 440 used in the sky forming method

Award winner’s roofing method breaks record for longest roof span

24th November 2023

Manufacturer, merchandiser and steel distributor Macsteel, offering broader insight into the project that resulted in its winning three awards at the Southern African Institute of Steel... 


 The above image depicts a reverse osmosis water treatment plant for boiler water pore treatment

Thermal solutions increase efficiency

10th November 2023

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 


The above image depicts the the TruScan being used in the field

Merger pursued to bolster digital prospecting ends

20th October 2023

Having successfully completed the acquisition of scanning and data innovator Minalyze, artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced analytics company Veracio is poised to transform the way the mining... 


An image of the Kemp drilling rig LEVENT 1001 that is being refurbished for Sasol's Shondoni mine

Local manufacturer refurbishes, rebuilds drill rig

6th October 2023

Specialist drilling company Technique Drilling Services (TDS) is engaged in a rebuild and repair project, which includes new modifications for a Kemp drilling rig LEVENT 1001 for the Shondoni mine,... 


The above image depicts the Immersive Technologies PRO4-B transportable simulator platform in use

Simulators drive safety at diamond mine

29th September 2023

To improve new-employee integration and ensure that existing employees are continually upskilled, mining equipment simulator provider Immersive Technologies has supplied multiple high-fidelity,... 


Phasing out of HCFCs in HVACR units continues

22nd September 2023

Amid the regulations on ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) adopted by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on behalf of South... 


The above image depicts the Verder Pumps South Africa range of Verder Flex Dura peristaltic pumps.

Digitalisation drive

15th September 2023

By incorporating advanced technology, such as Internet of Things (IoT) technology, into pump systems, pumps manufacturing specialist Verder Pumps South Africa can assist with pump monitoring. This... 


The above image depicts CEO and founder of Loop, Kimberly Taylor

Provider urges women to try coding

25th August 2023

Women are not often exposed to coding from an early age, states local delivery management software provider Loop founder and CEO Kimberly Taylor. “The more women see how fun and exciting the... 


The above image depicts the CEO of DLO Energy Resources group, Linda Mabhena-Olagunju on their new wind farm

Firm seeks to change narrative in energy sector

25th August 2023

Renewable-energy resources provider DLO Energy Resources Group aims to set the tone for women of colour by providing opportunities for them and by demonstrating that it is possible for them to... 


The above image depicts Logicalis' chief compliance officer Patricia Adams

Tech firm supports youth development

25th August 2023

Global technology service provider Logicalis is focusing on skills development and providing opportunities for historically disadvantaged women to assist with their integration into the information... 


The above image depicts the AI-based mine safety system enables real-time monitoring of worker safety, emergency messaging, and data analysis, allowing mine operators to take proactive safety measures

Automating mines improves safety

18th August 2023

Tungsten provider Almonty Industries has partnered Korean communications provider Korea Telecom to create the Mining Safety DX system. As the “last man standing in the West when it came to... 


The above image depicts the equipment set on display at the Epiroc Customer Day event on June 30, 2023

Modern tech incorporated

18th August 2023

Modern technologies are increasingly being incorporated into original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc’s range of mining machinery and systems as it embraces newer and safer ways of using its... 


The above image depicts the filter press machine has an automated function to release its accumulated solid load at the end of the process

Plant commissioned to reduce use of freshwater

4th August 2023

Anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) has commissioned a new 25-ton-an-hour filter press, worth R14.5-million, at its Emakhalathini coal washing plant, in KwaZulu-Natal, following... 


The above image depicts engineering solutions provider WSP principal associate Priyal Dama-Fakir

Increased emphasis on water stewardship in mining sector

4th August 2023

Mining companies need to start investigating and implementing a measured system to reduce their dependence on external water sources to maintain and ensure the sustainability of their operations... 


The image depicts the use of a modular design for the WikiHouse, that makes it easy to learn and assemble

Modular systems could transform sustainable housing – UP lecturer

21st July 2023

Standardised modular building systems, supplemented by educational mobile applications, could transform aspects of the local construction sector, says University of Pretoria (UP) senior lecturer... 


The image depicts the CEO of the Consulting engineers South Africa, Chris Campbell

No projects, significant investments in infrastructure development – CESA

21st July 2023

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell attributes the  decaying state of the construction industry in South Africa, and the resultant dearth of infrastructure... 


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