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Mining Equipment and Contractors

New range of drilling rigs and mast attachments available

22nd July 2021 A series of powerful, compact, and modular drill mast and drilling rig systems has recently been announced. The latest product line from Mincon aims to provide customers with more effective and efficient drilling packages, as well as expert drilling experience to help reduce drilling costs.   

Wear resistant lining solution reduces downtime and saves costs

22nd July 2021 A double-layered rubber lining solution installed on a mill discharge chute is said to have achieved a 250% wear life improvement compared to the competitor product. Weir Minerals Africa was asked to provide a lining solution at Kalumbila Minerals Limited’s Sentinel mine in Zambia, to replace the... 

Image of Weir Minerals’ Linatex premium rubber and Linard 60 rubber combination installed on a typical chute
Weir Minerals’ Linatex premium rubber and Linard 60 rubber combination installed on a typical chute

Range of innovative solutions for the mining sector

8th April 2021 Technological advancement in the mining sector is rapidly developing and solutions to address mining productivity challenges and improve efficiencies are continuously being developed. Australia-based Austin Engineering states that it is at the forefront of the development of mining equipment with... 

Austin Engineering designs and develops solutions for the mining sector
Austin Engineering designs and develops solutions for the mining sector

Vertical conveyors offer range of benefits for deep underground mines

12th February 2021 Vertical conveyors are being successfully used at ever-increasing depths in underground mines across the world. The conveyors are seen to offer a number of benefits over conventional skip hoisting systems or systems of declines and ramps. Benefits include: 

Underground loading station for a vertical conveyor
Underground loading station for a vertical conveyor

Digital tools improve mining efficiencies

12th February 2021 Digital tools such as equipment health monitoring and process management are increasingly being applied to underground mines in an effort to continuously improve efficiencies. Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions specialises in designing and implementing digital tools, with its AutoMine automation... 

The Sandvik AutoMine automation system is built into the Toro TH663i
The Sandvik AutoMine automation system is built into the Toro TH663i

Formula 1-type electric motors for mines

22nd January 2021 The switch from diesel to electric power is seen to be gathering pace in the mining industry, as the benefits of reduced emissions and lower vehicle and machinery operating costs become evident.  Electrification specialist Equipmake, has a range of high performance, cost-effective advanced... 

Expanded view of Equipmake’s spoke motor
Expanded view of Equipmake’s spoke motor

Smart Glasses bring remote mine site surveying into focus

15th January 2021 Researchers from the Sustainable Minerals Institute’s Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre (JKMRC) at the University of Queensland, Australia, have adapted a software and technology package to improve the safety and effectiveness of remote mine site surveying. The package integrates... 

A JKMRC researcher testing the Smart Glasses during a trial at The University of Queensland’s Experimental Mine site
A JKMRC researcher testing the Smart Glasses during a trial at The University of Queensland’s Experimental Mine site

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.   

Pulping chute cuts scrubbing costs

23rd October 2020 A new concept in fines scrubbing has been installed by Ekapa Minerals at its Combined Treatment Plant in Kimberley, processing both virgin underground kimberlite as well as tailings for retreatment. The innovation, developed by Multotec Wear Linings, is a pulping chute that scrubs and washes the... 

The Multotec pulping chutes with patented wave generators
The Multotec pulping chutes with patented wave generators

Future of mining revealed

9th October 2020 The next generation of intelligent technologies was demonstrated at the Innovation in Mining Virtual Event, hosted by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in September. The fully working and autonomous AutoMine Concept vehicle is based on the latest technologies and is equipped with new sensing... 

Sandvik's fully autonomous AutoMine Concept vehicle
Sandvik's fully autonomous AutoMine Concept vehicle

Increased demand for automated mine lab services

27th August 2020 Covid-19-related disruptions to the mining sector, such as restrictions on movement and requisite physical distancing, have led to a renewed demand for automated laboratory offerings. Laboratory services company, FLSmidth, states that its hands-off technology helps to keep laboratory personnel... 

View of a fully automated zinc laboratory
View of a fully automated zinc laboratory

New spiral means better recoveries for ferrochrome

31st July 2020 Following years of detailed test work in the ferrochrome sector, a new spiral concentrator that eliminates beaching and enhances recoveries in the 1 mm to 3 mm fractions of high density material, has been successfully developed. In addition, the new spiral has shown significantly higher metal... 

The Multotec SC25 spiral concentrator’s steeper angles facilitate the flow of material and increase separation efficiency
The Multotec SC25 spiral concentrator’s steeper angles facilitate the flow of material and increase separation efficiency

Custom-built screens provide effective solutions

17th July 2020 Customised screening and feeding solutions are designed to improve processing performance and tonnage, while reducing total cost of ownership. A South African diamond operation recently required a customised solution to improve the performance of its degrit screens and Kwatani customised a... 

Kwatani’s vibrating multi-slope screen
Kwatani’s vibrating multi-slope screen

Managing chute assets helps cut maintenance costs

17th July 2020 Under today’s demanding economic conditions, many mines could improve the impact of their maintenance expenditure by regularly monitoring and recording wear data on transfer points. This is according to a leading South Africa-based transfer point original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Monitoring... 

A Weba Chute Systems team conducting on-site inspections
A Weba Chute Systems team conducting on-site inspections

Plug-and-drill raiseborer offers mobility and speed

3rd July 2020 In response to customer requests for a different approach to the raise drilling and blasting sequence, a mobile ‘plug-and-drill’ raiseborer has been launched. The new mobile unit is said to offer fast set-up times and high drilling productivity, providing an integrated solution that allows mines... 

The Rhino 100 offers improved mobility and drilling speed
The Rhino 100 offers improved mobility and drilling speed

BOT concept can boost emerging contractors, transform mining

26th June 2020 The build, operate, transfer (BOT) model is seen as a way of opening the doors of the mining sector to junior miners and emerging contractors. The concept is based on a partnership between experienced mining contractors and junior miners or emerging contractors, in which the experienced partner... 

Custom-built track mounted coal crushers supplied by B&E International
Custom-built track mounted coal crushers supplied by B&E International

Make transportation safer

25th June 2020 What means of transport do you take to reach your regular place of work? While some might consider cycling, some will use their private vehicles. Others will travel using a form public transport or taxi. In context of the current pandemic, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control,... 

Make transportation safer

Level-9-ready PDS system installed in platinum mine

28th May 2020 The mining industry is striving to meet Level 9 proximity detection systems (PDS) compliance, in order to enhance safety levels. At this level, electronic systems are required to take mechanical control of trackless mining machinery (TMM) and automatically slow it down or bring these to a stop... 

Exsence cap lamps provided by Booyco Electronics
Exsence cap lamps provided by Booyco Electronics

Mineral sampling improves plant optimisation

13th May 2020 With the general decline in ore grades in mining, mineral sampling and laboratory automation is of increasing importance to mines. Sampling allows for improved understanding of the characteristics of the ore entering a process plant and the most suitable way of treating it. Technology that can... 

An automated zinc laboratory
An automated zinc laboratory

Gearbox delivers improved screening throughput performance in coal application

13th May 2020 A project that successfully delivered optimised throughput performance for one of the largest coal mining companies in South Africa, has recently been completed. Kwatani was contracted to assist one of the largest coal processing plants in the country, to return its screening throughput... 

A batch of Kwatani manufactured gearboxes
A batch of Kwatani manufactured gearboxes

Slurry removal keeps environment-protection in focus

17th April 2020 The need to incorporate environment-preservation techniques on site has become an ongoing and critical action point for the global mining and industrial sectors. A slurry removal solution that aims to ensure that mine and industrial water contaminated sites do not negatively affect surrounding... 

Dredging solution from Integrated Pump Rental
Dredging solution from Integrated Pump Rental

Filter press saves water, reduces impact

8th April 2020 A Limpopo chrome mine facing a number of risks in disposing of its tailings, has found an environment-friendly and cost-effective solution. The chrome operation was aware of the challenges that a traditional tailings storage facility (TSF) could create, including the large footprint of a tailings... 

A Multotec dewatering solution
A Multotec dewatering solution

Collaboration boosts local mining economy

6th March 2020 Specialist vibrating equipment original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani is leveraging a recent multi-year service contract at a large mining customer in the Northern Cape to further boost the area’s local economy. The company explains that its branch near the customer’s mining operation has... 

Training customer employees on site
Training customer employees on site

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.  

Strutfast Ltd

19th November 2019 CABLE LADDER SYSTEMS: The Strutfast cable ladder systems are designed, manufactured & tested to the NEMA International standards. CABLE TRAY SYSTEMS: A comprehensive range of perforated & wire mesh cable trays made to the highest standards. 

Trollope Mining

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

Trollope Mining

Immersive Technologies

15th November 2019 As a global technology leader in the mining industry, Immersive Technologies’ mission is to increase your site's profitability by optimizing the safety & productivity of your operators. 

Hanna Instruments Pty Ltd

15th November 2019 Hanna Instruments Pty Ltd, is a global manufacturer of analytical instrumentation. Our products include benchtop, portable & in-line process control instrumentation that test parameters in solutions: pH, ORP, EC, turbidity, chlorine and DO. 

Hanna Instruments Pty Ltd

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.  

Most affordable and robust Diesel Particulate filter, designed for the South African Market

11th November 2019 Rush Exhaust Purification cc primary line of business is catalytic converters (Purifiers) and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF). Specializing in designing and manufacturing of exhaust systems, diesel particulate filters, water cooling pipes, air filtration systems and turbo intercooler charge... 

Most affordable and robust Diesel Particulate filter, designed for the South African Market

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... 

Low density spiral for the coal industry

16th July 2019 A new low density spiral with advantages for fine coal beneficiation, is now available. The spiral has a reduced cut point of 1.55 g/cm3  which offers a number of benefits compared to the cut points of 1.6 g/cm3 to 1.8 g/cm3 that are currently achieved in the industry. 

South African innovation in the coal-mining sector

9th July 2019 A self-driven roll-crusher has recently been developed in South Africa, designed specifically for African mining conditions. The concept for the machine arose when a coal-processing company required a mobile crusher and could not find a machine that met its requirements.  

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. 

Swagefast

8th July 2019 Swagefast first entered the South African market in 1994. Since then, we have built up our reputation on delivering quick response and reliable service which is backed by value-added after-sales support. 

Swagefast

Zizwe Opencast Mining

12th November 2018 Opencast mining Materials Handling Crushing & Screening Rehabilitation Civil Construction Tel: 27 13 235 2688 

Epiroc South Africa (Pty) Ltd

12th November 2018 Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. With cutting-edge technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment, and provides world-class service and consumables. Tel: +27(0) 11... 

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