Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has established a technical hub in eMalahleni to service the Mpumalanga coalfields. The hub comprises its regional office and showroom at the Smokey Mountain Office Village in the Route N4 Business Park, in addition to a 720 m2 workshop, storage, and fabrication facility.
Since the establishment of its technical hub, Aury Africa has seen a definite increase in interest from coal-mining clients, Managing Director Sydney Parkhouse reveals. “Our presence here has proven to be extremely beneficial, as the actual products our customers need in their daily operations are now available on their doorstep.” Not only are delivery times reduced significantly, but Aury Africa is also able to provide 24/7 technical back-up and aftermarket support.
In addition, Aury Africa is able to offer a dedicated design and draughting service, based on the latest CAD programs, to generate fabrication, engineering, and assembly drawings for customer sign-off prior to manufacture and on-site installation. Project management assistance can also be provided if need be.
“All the people employed in our installation and technical support teams have been employed from local communities, and gone through extensive skills upliftment. This includes the latest safety training, regulatory requirements training, artisan training, and actual experience at our overseas facilities. Thus our clients can rest assured that all of our work is carried out to international quality standards,” Parkhouse highlights.
Aury Africa is also engaged in skills transfer to Nkomose Consulting, its Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) partner. It has entered into an association with Tony Weatherby from WMP Consultants, a former Metallurgical Manager at Anglo Coal South Africa, with over 35 years’ experience in the industry, whose significant track record adds invaluable experience to the company.
Aury Africa’s product extensive product range includes high-quality vibrating screens for the coal, gold, and minerals-processing sectors, comprising banana, horizontal, circular, high-frequency, and flip-flop vibrating screens. It also supplies a range of exciters to fit most OEM screen types.
Consumable products available include centrifuge baskets, polyurethane (PU) wedge wire panels, intertank/interstage cylinder screens for classification, sieve bends, and static panels for separation.