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Modern Quarrying Quarter 4 2018

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A fleet of 11 Scania G460CA6X4MSZ truck tractors has introduced a ‘new level of efficiency’ to Sand Shifters’ aggregate retail and haulage business.

As part of its fleet expansion programme, leading Gauteng-based aggregates retailer, Sand Shifters took delivery of its 11 x G460CA6X4MSZ truck tractors from Scania at the start of this year. This was complemented by two P410CB8x4MHZ brick carriers used in the company’s brick division. To date, Garth Greenwood, MD of Sand Shifters, reports that the Scania range has introduced a new level of efficiency to the aggregate haulage business.

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Modern Quarrying: Latest News

Address the impact of mine closure – before it hits

Published: 16 January 2019

By Janine Espin, MD at Economic Development Solutions Mining is a cornerstone of the South African economy, providing jobs and security to thousands of workers across the country. When mines scale...

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New Sandvik CH800i series – a revolution in connected crushing

Published: 15 January 2019

The Sandvik CH800i series of connected cone crushers is the first to offer intelligent crushing based on actionable information via the My Sandvik portal. This enables managers and operators to...

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Growing readymix markets with CHRYSO technology

Published: 14 January 2019

Leveraging its admixture technologies and its growing range of value-added products, CHRYSO Southern Africa is helping its readymix customers expand their markets despite the tough conditions in the construction sector.

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Ash is the 21st century’s next big thing

Published: 10 January 2019

With a little innovation and a sound business plan any South African stands to make a fortune out of the millions of tonnes of coal ash produced by our generators...

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Intelligent crushing with new Sandvik CH800i series

Published: 09 January 2019

This new series of premium connected cone crushers includes a range of performance upgrades. Together with My Sandvik they bring digital transformation to mines and quarries.

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DustScrape dust emission system for bulk materials handling

Published: 07 January 2019

BLTWORLD offers dependable solutions for specific problems at the transfer points of conveyor systems in bulk materials handling on the mines.

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AfriSam takes leading role in SAFA’s youth soccer development programme

Published: 04 January 2019

Leading construction materials group, AfriSam, has kicked-off the AfriSam Ima Nathi Soccer Development Programme in association with the South African Football Association (SAFA) and Ditsobotla Local Football Association (DILFA).

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Nico Pienaar honoured

Published: 02 January 2019

For more than 20 years Aspasa director, Nico Pienaar, has focused his energy on bringing about fair trade in the mining industry while promoting safer, healthier and more environmentally sustainable...

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Multiple crushing and screening spreads impress at McCloskey dealer open day event

Published: 31 December 2018

McCloskey held its first multi-spread demonstration event, at King Bros. Quarry in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland on 1 November, highlighting the power of the equipment working together. The demonstrations were...

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Weba technology tests and reduces dust levels for mines

Published: 27 December 2018

In the interests of workplace health and safety, Weba Chute Systems has developed and patented certain flow designs for its equipment that keep dust levels as low as possible. According...

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Ideal wear solution for truck beds, shovel buckets and dozer blades

Published: 24 December 2018

Chromium carbide (CrC) overlay plate from wear engineering specialist Rio-Carb is an ideal wear solution for a range of applications, from truck beds to dozer blades, shovel buckets, front-end loaders...

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FLSmidth concludes deal with Crusher Support Services

Published: 20 December 2018

FLSmidth South Africa (Pty) Ltd has successfully concluded the restructuring of the operations of its Meshcape® Screen Media Business Division. The company took a decision early in 2018 to retain...

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Cat 990K Aggregate Handler boosts wheel loader production in rehandling applications

Published: 17 December 2018

Caterpillar has introduced the 990K Aggregate Handler, designed to handle greater payloads in aggregates yard applications. With as much as a 25% payload increase, as compared to the standard 990K...

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Metso’s Lokotracks are cost cutting machines

Published: 13 December 2018

The screening industry is all about performing faster and better. In this fast-paced world, being able to effectively cut costs becomes the cornerstone of ensuring a business remains profitable, efficient...

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Q3 Afrimat Construction Index shows further improvement in sector activity

Published: 11 December 2018

Afrimat, the JSE-listed open pit mining company providing industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials, has released the findings of its Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the third quarter of...

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Five-point checklist to ensure optimal cost and operational efficiency

Published: 10 December 2018

Rising input costs, regulatory pressures and flat commodity prices are making it increasingly difficult for local miners to make enough money to stay afloat and sufficiently support the surrounding industries...

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Metso acquires Kiln Flames Systems Ltd to extend pyro processing capabilities

Published: 07 December 2018

Metso has closed the acquisition of the UK-based combustion solutions and technology provider Kiln Flame Systems Ltd, (KFS) to extend its pyro processing portfolio and capabilities.

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Maximising safety through collision avoidance at surface operations   

Published: 05 December 2018

Becker Mining South Africa’s advanced safety device – the Intelligent Collision Avoidance System (ICAS) – provides situational awareness for operators to ensure optimum safety on construction sites and open-pit mines.

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Contractor transforms operations with ALLU D-Series

Published: 05 December 2018

The ALLU Transformer D-Series is a range of attachments purpose designed for a variety of precision screening and material processing applications, transforming business operations wherever used. Highlighting the unique attributes...

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Haver & Boecker offers conversion kit for older vibrating screens

Published: 04 December 2018

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in mining and aggregates applications, offers a conversion kit for older model H-Class vibrating screens. H-Class models V-50 and older...

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Aspasa poster campaign highlights safety risks on surface mines

Published: 03 December 2018

Surface mining association, Aspasa, is battling health and safety issues head-on with its innovative poster campaign, which is designed to be displayed on site on mines wherever dangers occur.

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Big savings with new Powerscreen Warrior 2100 screen

Published: 30 November 2018

Processing equipment supplier, ELB Equipment, has launched a three-shaft screen which is capable of dealing with overburden for use in rehabilitation or to stockpile materials as a saleable by-product of...

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Metso to expand its NW Rapid crushing unit range

Published: 29 November 2018

Metso is introducing new higher capacity models to its popular wheel-mounted Metso NW Rapid(TM) series. In addition to the bigger jaw crusher model, the NW Rapid units are now available...

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PPC posts strong results despite lacklustre SA market

Published: 27 November 2018

PPC Ltd has announced strong financial results for the six months ended 30 September 2018. Highlights include an 8% rise in group revenue to R5,6-billion, largely due to a 4%...

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Four things you should know about the quarry and aggregates industry

Published: 27 November 2018

Quarries deliver vital building materials to construction sites all around the world – but there’s a lot more to the industry than that. Here are four things you might not...

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Volvo Trucks provides autonomous solution for limestone transportation

Published: 26 November 2018

Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to provide its first commercial autonomous solution to transport limestone from an open pit mine to...

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TMM solutions for surface mines

Published: 26 November 2018

Mining association, Aspasa, is working closely with government and role players to ensure its members understand and adhere to new requirements relating to proximity detection systems (PDS) for mobile machines...

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Groundbreaking results from Volvo CE’s and Skanska’s electric site

Published: 23 November 2018

Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer Skanska have recorded groundbreaking results from their Electric Site research project – including a 98% reduction in carbon emissions, a 70% reduction in energy...

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Chryso Group acquires Portuguese construction chemicals producer

Published: 22 November 2018

The global Chryso Group has announced another new acquisition – this time of a major construction chemicals producer in Portugal.

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Aiming for zero harm on surface mines

Published: 22 November 2018

Surface mining association, Aspasa, believes that more needs to be done by all stakeholders within the industry if industry-wide “Zero Harm” targets are to be met by 2020.

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Metso partners Rockwell Automation for new predictive maintenance solution

Published: 20 November 2018

Metso is expanding its digital Metso Metrics offering with the launch of a new predictive maintenance solution for mining equipment, aimed to help maximise the uptime and performance of comminution...

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Successful distributor conference and equipment expo for Terex MPS

Published: 16 November 2018

Terex MPS welcomed over 80 distributors to its highly successful Americas Distributor Conference and Equipment Expo in Oklahoma City, United States, from 15-18 October, 2018.

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Metso gets favourable court decision in China on infringement of IP rights

Published: 14 November 2018

Metso has received a favourable decision by the Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court in China that fully supports its claim against Shenyang Sanland Mining Equipment Manufacture Co. and Shenyang...

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Concrete for mining applications – CHRYSO has all the answers

Published: 12 November 2018

Mines have particular logistical, safety and environmental requirements that need to be considered when designing concrete and this is in addition to meeting demanding performance specifications. Among the global leaders...

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Planned and ongoing projects by world’s megacities reach US$4,2-trillion – GlobalData

Published: 08 November 2018

A total of 6 645 planned and ongoing construction projects by the world’s megacities, valued at US$4,2-triilon and fuelled by the increase in population, are sparking interest in residential and...

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Haver & Boecker launches new F-Class portable plant

Published: 07 November 2018

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, has launched its Tyler F-Class portable plant that includes several new technologies to improve setup...

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


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Name: Bennie Venter
Email: benniev@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622-4770
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