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Mining and Construction

New generation mine hoist system launched

10th June 2022 Global technology company ABB has introduced its new standardised hoist control system that it says will enable mining companies to achieve maximum performance and safety of hoist operations. The company states that its Ability NGX Hoist Control brings new levels of reliability, flexibility and... 

Reduced lead time for popular rear eject bodies

8th April 2022 Rear eject truck bodies are engineered and manufactured to fit a specific truck body chassis and are designed to be easy to operate in the cab, reducing dumping and spreading time by eliminating the need to stop and raise the truck body. A variety of industries, including general construction,... 

Image of a PhilippiHagenbuch rear eject truck body
A Philippi-Hagenbuch rear eject truck body

New elliptical movement vibrating screen for high-moisture applications

21st January 2022 An elliptical motion vibrating screen has been designed using new technology that makes it particularly suited for screening applications challenged with high-moisture content, and the equipment can handle capacities up to 3 500 t per hour while minimising water usage. Haver & Boecker Niagara... 

Image of the Niagara XL-Class vibrating screen technology that offers high acceleration and features an elliptical exciter design
The Niagara XL-Class vibrating screen technology offers high acceleration and features an elliptical exciter design

Reliable drainage pumps for tough conditions

15th December 2021 Heavy-duty drainage pumps that offer low total cost of ownership are crucial for tough pumping applications such as on mine and construction sites. Drainage pumps are especially useful when large quantities of dirty water needs to be pumped, while still achieving heads of up to 200 m, or flow... 

Image of Grindex drainage pumps from Integrated Pump Technology
Grindex drainage pumps from Integrated Pump Technology

HVAC solutions improve mining operations

26th November 2021 Ensuring that the interior cabins of mine vehicles remain cool is essential for maintaining drivers’ health and safety, as well as ensuring operational efficiency on mines. Standard air conditioning systems may not withstand the extreme heat sometimes experienced on mining sites. Among the... 

Image of an HVAC system being completed at Booyco Engineering’s manufacturing facility
An HVAC system being completed at Booyco Engineering’s manufacturing facility

Measuring dust can limit exposure in mines

18th November 2021 Dust is recognised as a serious health hazard in mines where metals and metalloids are carried in atmospheric dust, exposing workers to toxic contaminants. Dust from minerals such as coal, silica and other finely powdered materials can damage the lungs and air passages and smaller particles of... 

Image of mining equipment to show that mines can measure and control dust, to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
Mines can measure and control dust, to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Innovative hammer samplers ensure accurate results

12th November 2021 Ensuring accurate sampling is critical in the mining industry and advances in sampling techniques are helping to ensure increased sample reliability. Multotec’s innovative hammer samplers allow two consecutive samples to be taken from the product stream in quick succession, ensuring two sets of... 

Image to of Multotec hammer samplers in the field
Multotec has a worldwide footprint of over 800 hammer samplers in the field

Fast-tracking the transition to all-electric mines

16th September 2021 A new range of solutions designed to help accelerate the move towards zero-carbon mines, has recently been launched. The ABB Ability eMine portfolio of electrification technologies is said to make the all-electric mine possible – from mine to port. It is integrated with digital applications and... 

Image of open pit mine to illustrate that ABB has launched a portfolio of solutions to help accelerate the move towards zero-carbon mines
ABB has launched a portfolio of solutions to help accelerate the move towards zero-carbon mines

Safety-critical berm monitoring on openpit mines

16th September 2021 Dump point related accidents in openpit mining operations can be catastrophic, causing human casualties, damage to equipment and loss of productivity. The use of effective safety berms that comply with required height standards is imperative to safeguard personnel and equipment and berm... 

Image of The Berm Monitoring System ensures compliance of berms on openpit mines
The Berm Monitoring System ensures compliance of berms on openpit mines

Custom-made rubber hoses produced locally

16th September 2021 South African rubber hose manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa designs and builds mining hoses from 50 mm to 1 000 mm nominal bore up to 10 m in length and up to 1 100 mm bends. The hoses are designed to the specifications of customers around the world, using an option of Linatex, Linard, Linagard... 

Image of Linatex rubber hoses manufactured by Weir Minerals Africa
Linatex rubber hoses manufactured by Weir Minerals Africa

50 years of world-renowned loaders and trucks

9th September 2021 Sandvik is celebrating the fiftieth birthday of its Toro family of loaders and trucks for underground hard rock mines. The first loader was a Toro 100DH loader with a ‘massive’ 1.5-t carry capacity, manufactured in Tampere, Finland. The design and production facilities later moved to Turku and in... 

Image of the Toro TH663i loader
The Toro TH663i loader

Raiseborers to speed up drill and blast methods on mining sites

14th July 2021 Recently introduced to the Southern African market, two ‘plug-and-drill’ raiseborers are soon to be delivered to local mining sites. The primary application of the Rhino 100 raiseborers from Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions is for drilling of production slots, but can also be used in a range of... 

Image of the Rhino 100 ‘plug-and-drill’ raiseborer from Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions
The Rhino 100 ‘plug-and-drill’ raiseborer from Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions

Improving recovery of valuable ultra-fine material

3rd June 2021 A new spiral concentrator focuses on recovering material in the particle size range of 75 microns and smaller, to assist in the recovery of more valuable ultra-fine material so it does not go to waste in the discard. Spirals are widely regarded as a highly reliable and energy efficient solution... 

Multotec’s new UX7 spiral for retreating ultra-fines
Multotec’s new UX7 spiral for retreating ultra-fines

High density thickeners double mine output

23rd April 2021 One of the world’s largest copper and cobalt producers recently took delivery of a thickener solution that includes six counter current decantation (CCD) thickeners and one pre-leach thickener, each measuring 31 m in diameter. The mine, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), aimed to... 

The FLSmidth high density thickener design ensures high underflow densities
The FLSmidth high density thickener design ensures high underflow densities

TIMining brings situational awareness to mining operations from any smart device, anytime, anywhere

23rd March 2021 While digital transformation has rocked the mining industry, the pandemic accelerated the shift to remote working, amplifying the demand for state-of-the-art technology to keep teams virtually connected to on-the-ground operations.  

 TIMining brings situational awareness to mining operations from any smart device, anytime, anywhere

Abrasion protection in the toughest environments

11th December 2020 Harsh operational environments and tough heavy-duty surface and underground mining processes can lead to the early failure of slurry pumps used in the transportation of abrasive solids in large volumes. Despite significant progress in the mechanical design of slurry pumps, they are still... 

Belzona products are formulated to repair and protect equipment in the mining and quarrying industry
Belzona products are formulated to repair and protect equipment in the mining and quarrying industry

OLi South Africa

16th November 2020 OLI is the worldwide leader in industrial vibration technology.  OLI is the world‚Äôs top selling company of industrial vibration technology. It is OLI‚Äôs goal to provide excellent value to our customers.   

Sintech

16th November 2020 Tritec Sintered Products (Pty)Ltd commenced business in Johannesburg in 1984 as a closed corporation, converting to a Propriety Company in 1996 trading under the much more sensible name of Sintech.  

Sintech

Mine digitalisation fast-tracked

27th August 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a reduction in the number of people working within a specific mining area, yet still required to achieve the same output. This has brought mine digitalisation to the fore, where it is now seen as a central efficiency mechanism that is essential for survival.... 

Sandvik’s OptiMine Control Room at the Tampere Test Mine
Sandvik’s OptiMine Control Room at the Tampere Test Mine

Custom-designed chutes installed in mines across Africa

22nd May 2020 Custom-designed transfer point solutions aimed at providing controlled material flow, improved dust control, extended wear life and reduced maintenance downtime, are operational in various mines across Africa. The chutes are particularly suitable for commodities such as platinum, gold, coal and... 

A custom-engineered Weba transfer point solution being installed at a diamond mine in Botswana.
A custom-engineered Weba transfer point solution being installed at a diamond mine in Botswana.

Strengthening data management solutions

26th February 2020 Making an informed decision in the minerals discovery process requires access to reliable information and secure data management, with modern visualisation and workflow sequencing. These are among the key features of a new geological data management software release. Mining software solutions... 

Geobank 2020 software product
Geobank 2020 software product

Gear reducer improves coal mine’s performance

26th February 2020 The exceptional performance of a gear reducer at a coal mine in Mpumalanga, South Africa, has led to the purchase of a second unit to be installed on another key conveyor. Kwena coal mine initially purchased an ABB Dodge torque arm reducer from Bearings International (BI) in 2013, at a time when... 

Dodge gear reducer
Dodge gear reducer

Online mining course launched

20th February 2020 An online course designed to broaden the understanding of modern mining and its associated technologies, has been developed.   The course aims to cover the complete mining cycle, from discovery to reclamation, as well as the latest innovation and technology spurring improvements in the sector.... 

Range of hydraulic hose expands

31st January 2020 Three new wire spiral hydraulic hoses are now available to the South African market. Used mainly on earthmoving machines and underground mining machines, all three hoses have a hydraulic oil temperature range of -40 °C to 121 °C, with occasional peaks of up to 125 °C.  

Slipring motor drives cement and mining industries

21st November 2019 A new slipring motor designed and engineered for applications mainly in the cement and mining industries, has been launched. The motor has a power range up to 4.5 MW and can be used in a range of applications including mills, crushers, conveyors and fans. It is designed and dimensioned for... 

Trollope Mining

15th November 2019 Opencast mining, rehabilitation, bulk earthworks, roads, plant hire.  

Trollope Mining

Moolmans

15th November 2019 As a leading mining contractor, Moolmans offers specialised services to the industry, from open cut mining to shaft sinking, underground development and mining. Moolmans has extensive experience in remote and difficult operating environments and a diverse fleet of mining equipment to meet... 

Moolmans

Goscor Earthmoving Equipment

15th November 2019 SANY is one of the largest construction and related industries equipment manufacturers. Our range consists of excavators, dump trucks, front end loaders, rollers and graders. The SANY/Goscor partnership brings you top quality equipment, coupled with superior service and parts divisions. Tel: +27... 

Bobcat SA

15th November 2019 Bobcat Equipment South Africa supplies a cost effective, practical and versatile range of quality equipment such as skid steer loaders, mini excavators, TLB’s, telescopic handlers and various attachments that include brooms, augers, brush cutters and more. With over 100 attachments available,... 

Bobcat SA

HUD MINING SUPPLIES

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2019 South African manufacturer of specialist exploration drilling machinery and consumables. Includes making the entire range of impregnated and surface set diamond drill bits and reaming shells, and PCD and other specialist bits.  Kempe and MetreEater diamond drills.  Full engineering workshop... 

HUD MINING SUPPLIES

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology

15th November 2019 Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, services and technical solutions for the mining and rock excavation industries.  

Kemach Equipment

15th November 2019 Kemach Equipment (Pty) Ltd is the sole distributor of JCB earth-moving equipment is South Africa, referred to as Kemach JCB, was established in 2003. Equipment on offer includes the world number one backhoe loader, ranges from skid steers, wheel loaders, excavators, telescopic handlers, through... 

Kemach Equipment

Advanced technology takes to the skies

7th November 2019 A remote-controlled, semi-autonomous vehicle that can detect blast movement monitor (BMM) locations post-blast has been launched, in answer to the growing demand for mining digitisation. The system is aimed at helping mining companies to maximise ore recovery and profitability, while reducing... 

Growing demand for representative sampling in West Africa

21st August 2019 The growth and diversification of West Africa’s mining sector has led to a growing market for mineral samplers. Sampling that complies with ISO standards and best practice as prescribed by the Theory of Sampling (TOS), confirms that a mine is supplying product that meets the end-customer’s... 

Survey solids created from scan data

23rd July 2019 A software product has been designed to handle large amounts of scanned survey point data and to use the data to automate the process of creating valid solids. The technology provides two key pieces of information, namely a wireframe and an outline of the development. An algorithm uses the scan... 

Tamper-proof spindle reduces safety risks

9th July 2019 A tamper-proof spindle has been designed and developed to reduce safety risks to underground mining personnel. The tamper-proof spindle prevents the restrained plug from being removed without first isolating the circuit. 

Vent block sealer for coal mines and other uses

13th June 2019 A vent block sealer has been developed to assist coal mines to seal ventilation walls and air-crossings. The ventilation walls in a mine are usually made of concrete hollow blocks, clay bricks and corrugated iron sheets. The styrene acrylic copolymer sealer addresses the challenge of hollow... 

New low-emissions mining truck available

14th May 2019 A new mining truck in a fuel-efficient configuration, that meets US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Final emissions standards, is now available. The truck is equipped with an exhaust after-treatment system featuring selective catalytic reduction, which uses diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) to... 

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