Modern Quarrying

Global wet processing industry leader CDE will once again participate in CONEXPO-CON/AGG (on 7-11 March 2017) where the company will unveil its latest innovation, the CDE M5500 wash plant that can produce up to 550 tons per hour of washed materials on a single chassis. A selection of Infinity screens, the company’s new development in screening technology, will also be launched on the North American market along with other technological surprises.

Designed to lower fuel costs and increase operating efficiency, the recently upgraded Cat 992K wheel loader features Caterpillar’s Economy Mode operation. With the new On-Demand Throttle arrangement, the 992K automatically manages engine speed, combining the efficiency of a manual throttle with ergonomic throttle lock operation. Caterpillar performance studies have shown the 992K reduces fuel consumption by as much as 21% compared to the previous model series.

Weir Group’s investment into Weir Heavy Bay Foundry (HBF) continues at pace, positioning the operation as a best cost producer of high quality castings.

The Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2016, released towards the end of last year, indicates that times remain tough. Confidence levels amongst firms have deteriorated over the last few years, alongside modest increases in fee earnings. The outlook for gross fixed investment has deteriorated and expected to fall behind GDP growth in the next three years. Over 537 firms employing just over 24 315 staff, who collectively earn a total fee income of R25-billion/year, are members of CESA.

by Rhys Evans, Director at ALCO-Safe

The fact that alcohol consumption increases over the holiday period is a well-known fact, and many companies implement more stringent controls and policies over these times to reduce risk. However, this piecemeal approach is often ineffective in the long run, as the momentum achieved as a result of improved control is typically lost when this control is relaxed.

In October 2015, Babcock was appointed as the official distributor in South Africa of Terex Trucks’ off-highway rigid and articulated trucks that are used in mining, quarry and construction applications. From the highlands of Scotland where Terex Trucks is headquartered to the coal fields of Middelburg and home to Babcock’s flagship state-of-the-art branch, the two companies have been working hard over the last year to forge a pioneering spirit and a combined reinvigorated attitude towards performance, quality, customer care and after-sales service.

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