Modern Quarrying

In 2018, Metso celebrates its 150th anniversary. The story of Metso started in 1868 as a local ironworks, and is linked to the development of urban environments and the modern way of life.

Day two of Electra Mining Africa focused on the launch of new technology and innovations at the show. More than 60 products were reviewed across three categories. Kal Tire’s Gravity Assist System (GAS) received top honours in the category of International Mechanical and Technology Innovation, mainly for its simplicity and effectiveness.

Getting real-time data from a blast block during drilling, charging and stemming operations is difficult with traditional manual reporting systems – but BME’s XPLOLOG™ system has changed all that.

CM Labs Simulations has announced the release of a state-of-the-art Dozer Simulator Training Pack that allows trainees to experience the unique feel of pushing soil and aggregate material from the seat of a virtual dozer.

By Charles Hurly, marketing lead at Solar Mining Services.

The cost of running a quarrying or mining business in South Africa is escalating as energy, maintenance and labour are becoming significant drivers. Quarrying relies on various inputs and efficiencies based on an accurate budgeted cost per ton for aggregate and acceptable margin from a typically fixed sales price.

PPC Zimbabwe says the current cement shortage is temporary. The cement industry in the country has the capacity to produce over 2 million tonnes of cement per annum, adequate to satisfy the current market demand estimated at 1,3 million tonnes.

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Title: Editor
Name: Munesu Shoko
Email: quarrying@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622-4770


Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Bennie Venter
Email: benniev@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622-4770
Fax: (011) 615-6108

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