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Modern Quarrying Q2 2018Modern Quarrying’s Q2 issue is in print. To see what this issue contains, simply click on the headline and you’ll be directed to the complete article.

Weir entrenches Trio® comminution range in Africa

Swift progress in rolling out and supporting the Trio range of crushing and screening equipment has been an important part of Weir Minerals Africa’s solutions-driven focus in the quarrying sector, according to process director JD Singleton.

Having acquired the product line in mid-2015, the company established its own direct route to market in South Africa for its Trio range by mid-2015. It has put in place local teams to deal with aftermarket and product support, developing a local Trio-specific stockholding of what is today worth close to R100-million to underpin quick and efficient response times.

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Terex Washing Systems brings latest technological advancements to market

Published: 20 July 2018

At this year’s Hillhead Show, Terex Washing Systems (TWS) showcased its AggWash 300, a screening, scrubbing, sizing and sand recovery for recyclable aggregates, all on one modular chassis, and Terex...

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Drilling game changers

Published: 18 July 2018

The COP 66 hammer for DTH applications and T-WiZ60 T-thread system for tophammer drilling from Epiroc are defined by efficiency and reliability, two factors that are fundamental in reducing operational...

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Coal ash association joins Aspasa

Published: 16 July 2018

In its ongoing effort to reach out to potential users of coal ash products, the South African Coal Ash Association (SACAA) has joined forces with the well-respected surface mining industry...

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The construction industry – a key partner in the economic integration of Africa

Published: 11 July 2018

By Mokate Ramafoko, PPC Managing Director: International Operations The world recently witnessed the signing of the biggest free trade area by Heads of African Governments in Kigali. Signed in March this...

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Weir Minerals Africa showcases end-to-end solutions

Published: 10 July 2018

Visitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition at Nasrec will be in for a feast of technology at the Weir Minerals Africa stand; particularly hard to miss will be...

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BME expands into United States explosives market

Published: 10 July 2018

South Africa-based explosives company, BME has taken another important step in internationalising its footprint by supplying its market leading AXXIS electronic detonators to customers in the United States.

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Low business confidence for both builders and civil contractors in Q2 2018

Published: 09 July 2018

General building confidence, as measured by the cidb SME business conditions survey, fell by three notches to 33 index points in 2018Q2. Confidence deteriorated as underlying indicators remained at weak...

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Pilot Crushtec International and Metso come up trumps in Zimbabwe

Published: 05 July 2018

Trust in equipment is an essential ingredient in the success of any mining operation, especially when it involves the purchase of pieces of multi-million-rand capital equipment to achieve predetermined production...

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Metso closes its acquisition of P.J. Jonsson och Söner in Sweden

Published: 04 July 2018

Metso has successfully completed its acquisition of the Swedish mobile crushing and screening solution provider P.J. Jonsson och Söner. The agreement regarding the acquisition was announced in April 2018.

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Downward construction activity in Q1 2018 – ACI

Published: 27 June 2018

Afrimat, a leading open pit mining company providing industrial minerals and construction materials, has released the findings of its Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the first quarter of 2018. The...

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AfriSam in Cape N1 upgrade to ease traffic congestion

Published: 27 June 2018

As Cape Town’s highways strain under ever-increasing traffic volumes, AfriSam is working with Cape contractor Martin & East and asphalt giant Much Asphalt to add an extra driving lane to...

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Good partnerships can lower mining contractors’ cycle times

Published: 26 June 2018

When planning and implementing load-haul mining contracts, the importance of close cooperation between contractor and customer cannot be over-emphasised, says Graeme Campbell, commercial and operations manager of Raubex Group company...

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New CDE A900 AquaCycle water recycling system for mines and quarries

Published: 25 June 2018

CDE, a global leading provider of materials wet processing equipment for quarries, mines and recycling operations, announces that it is introducing the AquaCycle A900 thickener to complement its range of...

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New technical application specialist at Haver & Boecker

Published: 22 June 2018

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, has appointed Sydney Page as a technical applications specialist. Page helps processing customers increase efficiencies...

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CDE helps sand quarry up product offering and production

Published: 20 June 2018

Located in the countryside of Brinon-sur-Sauldre, close to Orleans, the Sablière du Val de Loire quarry is preparing to double its production from 60 000 to 120 000 tonnes annually...

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New Cat 814K wheel dozer rolls in

Published: 18 June 2018

The new Cat 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive and centralised service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator...

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BME improves its safety rating to best yet

Published: 13 June 2018

Blasting and explosives leader BME has again improved its safety performance, reaching a recordable case rate (RCR) of just 0,22 for its last financial year – well below the rate...

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AfriSam backs The Concrete Conference 2018

Published: 08 June 2018

Talking about creating concrete possibilities is one thing but doing something about it is a completely different story. Leading construction materials company, AfriSam put its money where its mouth is...

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EvoQuip expands global sales team

Published: 04 June 2018

Compact crushing and screening equipment provider EvoQuip has expanded its global sales team by appointing new Sales Managers for North America and Western Europe.

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Metso’s updated Expertune PlantTriage improves cybersecurity features

Published: 30 May 2018

Metso has announced a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. The newest version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to...

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MBE Minerals drives support for optimal performance

Published: 28 May 2018

With mining operations remaining under pressure to optimise plants, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers must be more dynamic and focused in terms of their overall market offering.

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Taking skills shortages head on at quarries

Published: 25 May 2018

Skills development in the surface mining profession has been shunted squarely into the international spotlight by South Africa’s opencast mining industry representative association, Aspasa, with its awareness-raising presentation delivered to...

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Diversification remains Afrimat’s pillar of strength

Published: 24 May 2018

Afrimat, a leading open-pit mining company providing industrial minerals, commodities and construction materials, has released full year results for the year ended February 28, 2018.

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All systems go for concrete industry’s TCC 2018

Published: 18 May 2018

AfriSam has shown its commitment to the concrete industry associations through its headline sponsorship for this years’ The Concrete Conference 2018 (TCC).

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New Osborn innovation makes jaw crusher liner lifting safer

Published: 16 May 2018

Reflecting its commitment to working with customers to continuously improve its products and services, mining equipment specialist Osborn has developed an innovative enhancement to its jaw crushers. The improvement will...

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The evolution of processing equipment

Published: 14 May 2018

A new range of small, mobile crushers and screens is about to represent a big opportunity for businesses to explore new opportunities in processing, especially in the areas of recycling...

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Design refinements for new Cat ADTs

Published: 09 May 2018

Three new Cat articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735 – have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ, and 735C)...

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Total comminution to tailings solution from Weir Minerals

Published: 07 May 2018

Adding a partnership with technology group Andritz to its range of Trio crushing equipment, Enduron screens and other established brands, Weir Minerals Africa is further entrenching its position as a...

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Crusher bucket manufacturer announces third year without injuries

Published: 04 May 2018

Factory and operational health and safety are increasingly becoming major issues for manufacturers of construction and mining equipment. Finnish based manufacturer ALLU, has announced that for the third year in...

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AfriSam reiterates commitment to environmental protection

Published: 03 May 2018

AfriSam has long led the charge in the cement sector for a cleaner environment, and continues to develop and conduct a range of initiatives to maintain the momentum toward a...

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Changes in SA’s leadership could bode well for the future of the construction industry

Published: 25 April 2018

By Njombo Lekula, Managing Director: PPC SA Cement division South Africa is currently experiencing a palpable positive mood of change since the recent changes in government. While it is too early...

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Six innovations to help reduce machine costs

Published: 23 April 2018

The cost of owning a machine is much more than just the initial purchase price. Operating costs begin as soon as the engine is started, so knowing the combined life...

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International launch of Volvo rigid hauler range

Published: 20 April 2018

Volvo Construction Equipment recently unveiled its new range of Volvo-branded rigid haulers to customers and dealers at the company’s Motherwell facility in Scotland.

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ELB boosts Sumitomo excavator stockholding to meet demand

Published: 19 April 2018

ELB Equipment is aggressively gearing its excavator offering to meet an anticipated upsurge of demand as the economy turns.

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Quarry saves costs and fuel with downhill hauling

Published: 18 April 2018

Hauling shot rock downhill in order to then go uphill may seem like a crazy way to run a quarry. But total cost of ownership and productivity have both jumped...

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Metso agrees to acquire P.J. Jonsson och Söner

Published: 17 April 2018

Metso has agreed to acquire mobile crushing and screening plant provider, P.J. Jonsson och Söner, based in Sweden. With the acquisition, Metso aims to strengthen the breadth and availability of...

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Email: quarrying@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622-4770


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Email: benniev@crown.co.za
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