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Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

14th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

Rare earths giant Lynas to prioritise US military's needs, CEO says

By: Bloomberg     7th June 2019 The world’s largest rare-earth producer outside of China will prioritise the US military’s needs when it starts production at a plant it’s building in Texas, the company’s CEO said. While defence applications are small compared to commercial uses, the military has been successful in creating... 

First ore fed into La Parrilla jig plant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2019 Aim-listed W Resources on Tuesday announced the first ore feed to the newly commissioned jig and mill plant at the La Parrilla tungsten mine in Spain. This follows construction completion in April and commissioning of the conveyors, pumps, thickener, two mills and two jigs over the past month. 

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,... 

Epiroc introduces the next generation of the Rig Control System for Pit Viper blasthole drilling rigs

6th May 2019 Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, introduces the fifth generation of Rig Control System (RCS).  RCS 5 is the next evolutionary step toward fully autonomous mining. RCS 5 provides the next step for the mining industry from the automation program... 

CCTV cameras help Cape Town in the prevention of crimes

By: Kim Cloete     30th April 2019 The City of Cape Town is using a network of 1 600 close- circuit television (CCTV) cameras in a bid to prevent and detect crime, as well as monitor other incidents. The network is one of the largest of its kind in Africa. 

Builders Warehouse unveils new Boksburg store

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th April 2019 Builders Warehouse has opened its latest store in Boksburg, which was developed as a replacement to its former store. The new 15 170 m2 box format store’s design entailed a new layout and look and feel, to align with Builders’ digitalisation and counter-driven strategy. 

Process equipment group sets up ‘supercenter’ in Mpumalanga

By: Schalk Burger     26th April 2019 Mining and cement equipment multinational FLSmidth is producing equipment for mines and processing plants globally at the newly upgraded Delmas Supercenter, including large vibrating screens and flotation components, as well as repairing and upgrading customer equipment. The upgrade improves... 

Applications For Mentis Expanded Metal Growing

8th April 2019 With almost 70 years of experience in the manufacture of expanded metal products, Andrew Mentis has been supplying a growing range of applications using this high quality and versatile material. From screens, grates, scaffolding and truck bodies to walkways, tunnel linings and garden furniture,... 

Metso to launch a new, compact mobile screen for entry-level businesses

8th April 2019 Metso is introducing a completely new mobile screen unit enabling new business opportunities in screening. The world premiere of the Lokotrack® ST2.3 mobile multi-use screen is taking place in Bauma 2019. 

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