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Best practice systems underpin company’s local manufacturing

17th May 2019 Maintaining world class operational efficiencies at its manufacturing facilities in South Africa is one of the factors that has allowed mining equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa to expand its footprint in the region. Local manufacture, which is currently a key driver for the country,... 

Playing field not level for local valves manufacturers

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th May 2019 Although the Department of Trade and Industry encourages investment in locally manufactured products, this has proven to be a challenge for local valves manufacturers, as companies still prefer to buy imported products, says industrial valve manufacturer and supplier Pace Valves MD Tony Haldenby.... 

'Require, not ask' for women in mining, urges ex-Anglo chief

By: Reuters     9th May 2019 Mining is not only for men. Companies have to do more to push gender diversity, according to Cynthia Carroll, former CEO of Anglo American. “Companies should require, not ask that executives promote, recruit and include women,” Carroll said in an interview on the sidelines of a conference in... 

ANC seen winning election but support falters

By: Reuters     8th May 2019 South Africans voting in a national election on Wednesday expressed frustration at rampant corruption, high unemployment and racial inequalities that persist 25 years after the first all-races poll marked the end of white minority rule. The vote for a new Parliament and nine provincial... 

Energy-efficient steel and billet production for Peru

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2019 Aceros Arequipa orders steel mill and continuous billet caster from SMS group Corporación Aceros Arequipa S.A. (CAASA), based in Arequipa, Peru, has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of mechatronic equipment for a new steel mill and a billet caster with six strands for its Pisco... 

Drives range ensures efficiency in sewage treatment applications

26th April 2019 Technical solutions provider BMG’s  NORD drives range is designed for optimum efficiency in sewage treatment applications. “NORD range, which consist of unicase helical shaft mounted geared motors, have special features to meet the requirements imposed during water treatment procedures,” says BMG... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

25th April 2019 Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

Holistic approach to lifting projects saves time, money

By: Shannon de Ryhove     19th April 2019 Germiston-based mobile crane hire company Johnson Crane Hire tells Engineering News that the heavy lifting capacity of the company’s modern mobile crane is transforming industrial project roll-out. “Twenty years ago, our heavy-lift fleet consisted of 350 t mobile cranes, which were the biggest... 

South African foundry involved in product development

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th April 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is developing a critical furnace component as part of a cooperation agreement with a major Canada-based consulting firm. Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes tells Mining Weekly that the development is “top secret” and that the... 

Brokk Introduces New Hydraulic Breaker Series

11th April 2019 Brokk, the world’s leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, launches its own line of hydraulic breakers. The new Brokk Hydraulic Breaker (BHB) series is perfectly matched with the company’s full range of remote-controlled demolition robots. In essence, each robot is designed... 

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