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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

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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Epiroc to acquire Canadian manufacturer of exploration drilling tools

Published: 06 November 2018

Epiroc has agreed to acquire Fordia Group Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of exploration drilling tools. Fordia Group is based in Montreal, Canada, and has sales in more than 70 countries...

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Researching the viability of effluent water in concrete production

Published: 05 November 2018

A joint initiative of the City of Cape Town and the Southern Africa Readymix Association (SARMA) is underway to research the effective usage of effluent water to manufacture concrete and...

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Aspasa welcomes budget statement

Published: 02 November 2018

Surface mining association, Aspasa, has welcomed the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement’s (MTBPS) that aims to contain expenditure and implement meaningful reforms aimed at achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

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Diversification strategy ensures Afrimat’s prosperity in a tough environment

Published: 01 November 2018

Afrimat, a leading open-pit mining company providing industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials, today released interim results for the six months ended 31 August 2018. Revenue was up 28,6%...

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Conveyor belts are a leading cause of mining fires

Published: 31 October 2018

This year has proven to be one of the deadliest for mine safety in South Africa since 2012. One of the leading causes of deaths and injury in mines is...

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Corobrik officially opens the doors of its new Springs Centre

Published: 30 October 2018

Growing demand for quality bricks and pavers in eastern Gauteng prompted the opening of the Corobrik Springs Centre, the 25th Corobrik sales’ centre to be opened countrywide. Customers and their...

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Caterpillar launches its smallest rotary blasthole drill

Published: 30 October 2018

The new Cat MD6200 rotary blasthole drill is designed as a production drill with the flexibility to do pre-split drilling – all in a package that is said to be...

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Is sustainable post-closure mine development achievable?

Published: 29 October 2018

By Pieter Scholtz, Aurecon Technical Director, Gauteng Resources and Manufacturing All mines will eventually reach their end of life. As engineering consultants, we need to adopt an asset-transformation mindset where we...

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Epiroc ups its aftermarket service offering

Published: 26 October 2018

Epiroc’s after-market division is responsible for all capital ranges across all divisions, covering eleven product lines including Rockdrills & Rotation Units through to drilling (pit viper, FlexiROC, SmartROC) and mining...

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Cat Tricone drill bits designed to lower drilling costs

Published: 24 October 2018

Cat® Tricone Drill Bits are said to be designed for the most severe rotary blasthole applications, yet are cost-effective for a wide range of drilling needs. The new bit line...

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Metso’s new MKIII primary gyratory crusher offers 30% increased capacity

Published: 22 October 2018

The Metso Superior MKIII provides a significant performance leap in gyratory crushing. Based on Metso's industry leading crushing technology, the MKIII is the first high-speed primary gyratory crusher to deliver...

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Polymer concrete market to reach US$600-million by 2025

Published: 18 October 2018

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. the polymer concrete market size is forecast to exceed US$600-million by 2025.

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Zero water usage mines and quarries – more than (just) an aspiration

Published: 17 October 2018

By Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa The mining sector remains a key economic contributor to the South African economy, where gross domestic product (GDP) from mining increased to...

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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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