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ModernQuarrying OctNov 2017Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology recently supplied, installed and commissioned a CS440 secondary stage crusher at Afrimat’s Lyttelton Dolomite operation in Centurion. Selected for its size, the unit is pushing out product at an impressive rate. Formerly known as the S4800 cone crusher, the new unit is characterised by its large intake capability and high throughput in relation to size. Weighing in at 19,3 t with a maximum power of 220 kW, it is a large machine and it is not often that a quarry takes a crusher of this size.

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Modern Quarrying July August 2017The acquisition of Cape Lime in April last year is one of Afrimat’s larger to date. At the sum of R276-million, this acquisition is another extension of the group’s diversification strategy aimed at leveraging off its core business, not only in new markets but by also offering new products in existing markets. MQ visits the Vredendal operation to find that its mineral deposit is among the best quality of its kind in South Africa.

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Modern Qyarring April May 20171This month’s front cover article looks at Weir Minerals, which has become a household name among the bigger players in the mining sector. The company has, in recent years, developed a keen following among smaller, independent operators in the quarrying industry with its focused range of Trio® communition products and expert aftermarket support. Weir Minerals’ strategy to support this segment includes maintaining large stockholdings of spare parts at its Johannesburg warehouse and regional branches, so that these are quickly available when required, to minimise unnecessary downtime of the plant.

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ModernQuarrying JanFeb 2017JCB Construction Equipment is in the process of launching two formidable machines to market: the JS305 LC tracked excavator and the 455ZX wheeled loading shovel. These machines have been manufactured at JCB’s state-of-the-art facility in India and are designed to be easy to operate, easy to maintain and to move more material at less cost.

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Modern Quarrying OctNov 2016Quarries need to produce aggregates at the lowest cost-per-ton without affecting the overall quality of the product. To do this, operators need to take a long-term strategic view when purchasing crushing equipment and this is Weir Minerals comes in. The company is more than in tune with 21st Century crushing technology.

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Modern Quarying July August 2016Since its listing on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Construction and Building Materials sector in 2006, leading open pit mining company Afrimat has grown by an average of more than 21% per year, only reporting a negative growth in 2009. The solid performance is attributed to the company’s diversification strategy and its cost reduction and efficiency improvements initiatives. This year, the company is celebrating a decade of success.

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