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Modern Quarrying Q2 2019

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Modern Quarrying QUARTER 2 2019 1On the cover: Having operated a downtime-ridden plant beleaguered by excessive breakdowns, extreme maintenance glitches and low throughput setbacks, the quest to increase production efficiencies and reduce operating costs saw CNC Crushers purchase a full process-focused solution from Weir Minerals Africa. Four years on, the decision is paying big dividends.

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Modern Quarrying: Latest News

Afrimat results reflect strength of diversification and entrepreneurial ethos

Published: 23 May 2019

Afrimat, a leading open-pit mining company providing industrial minerals, commodities and construction materials, today released full year results for the year ended 28 February 2019. Group CEO, Andries van Heerden...

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Wirtgen SA introduces Screencore product range in South Africa

Published: 22 May 2019

Wirtgen South Africa has added the Screencore brand to its stable following its appointment as the exclusive distributor for the Northern Ireland-based manufacturer’s range of products in South Africa.  

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Quality lubrication cuts down costs for quarry excavators

Published: 22 May 2019

Quarrying or industrial-scale excavation is a gruelling application for mechanical equipment. Machinery is subjected to constant use, wear and tear, harsh operating conditions, dust and moisture and often extreme pressure...

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Technology makes end-to-end supply chain visibility and predictive analytics a reality

Published: 20 May 2019

By Andrew Dawson, Commercial Director of MACMobile Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor and the reseller...

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Corobrik celebrates progress at new R801-million brick factory at Driefontein

Published: 15 May 2019

Corobrik, South Africa’s leading brick maker, is making steady progress in the construction of its R801-million new Driefontein factory and expects to see the first bricks exit kiln one of...

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Industrial packaging considerations for the mining sector

Published: 13 May 2019

Industrial packaging plays a huge role in the protection and delivery of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) mining products and spares, the protection of these products is crucial for its transit...

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Solar Mining Services sets new blasting standards

Published: 10 May 2019

The Solar Mining Global Software System is planned to be the first system where a blast design and simulation system are fully integrated in real-time with data captured in the...

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Surface miners seek two-way cooperation with suppliers

Published: 07 May 2019

Surface mining association, Aspasa, has called on suppliers of the industry and those who make use of its products to become more involved and assist in the shaping of the...

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HPE Africa’s McCloskey modular crushing solutions for high productivity

Published: 06 May 2019

New to HPE Africa’s extensive range of McCloskey crushing and screening equipment, are modular crushing solutions (MCS), which add significant value through rapid on-site setup, high productivity and extended service...

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Epiroc introduces next gen Rig Control System for Pit Viper blasthole drilling rigs

Published: 03 May 2019

Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has introduced the fifth generation of Rig Control System (RCS). RCS 5 is the next evolutionary step toward fully...

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CMS Cepcor wins second Queen’s Award

Published: 02 May 2019

For the second time in the history of the company, CMS Cepcor has received a Queen’s Award. On this occasion the company has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International...

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Building and construction industry remains in the doldrums

Published: 30 April 2019

The 2019 Q1 cidb SME Conditions Survey suggests that the South African building and construction industry remains under tremendous pressure.

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Do we need borrow pits?

Published: 29 April 2019

Surface mining association Aspasa has called into question the need for borrow pits, which have long been used by contractors and especially road builders to obtain easily accessible and cheap...

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MBA North outlines opportunities for building contractors in Mpumalanga

Published: 26 April 2019

In the face of tough economic conditions, the Master Builders’ Association (MBA) North, NHBRC and CETA are helping contractors in Mpumalanga make the most of available opportunities.

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DMR’s 2018 Mine Health & Safety statistics

Published: 25 April 2019

By Shane Johnson, Zandile Ncube and Logan Ramotlou (supervised by Kate Collier) at Webber Wentzel At the beginning of March, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) released the Mine Health and...

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Benefits of slagment grow with rising carbon concerns

Published: 24 April 2019

As a leading producer of high quality cementitious material, AfriSam is ideally positioned to support customers seeking to reduce their carbon footprint while insisting on superior building material.

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Metso celebrates milestone of 1 000+ deliveries of stationary plants

Published: 23 April 2019

Metso has hit the landmark of 1 000+ delivered projects in the past decade for stationary aggregate crushing and screening plants. These projects include complete and modular stationary plant deliveries...

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Health & safety trends improving – Chief Inspector of Mines 

Published: 17 April 2019

At the recently ended Institute of Quarrying South Africa’s (IQSA) 50th Annual Conference, Chief Inspector of Mines David Msiza noted that health and safety trends are improving on South African...

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Poor aggregates; no problem

Published: 17 April 2019

Contractors seeking consistent quality concrete in situations where poor or variable quality aggregates are the norm can dramatically improve results with the addition of an innovative new product from construction...

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Metso launches new, compact mobile screen for entry-level businesses

Published: 17 April 2019

Metso is introducing a completely new mobile screen unit enabling new business opportunities in screening. The world premiere of the Lokotrack ST2.3 mobile multi-use screen took place at bauma 2019.

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Lack of road maintenance will cost South Africa billions of rands

Published: 17 April 2019

Roads that are not properly and timeously maintained are costing South Africa millions of rands and negatively affecting our economy and society. This is according to Saied Solomons, President of...

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Kleemann’s innovations for simple and safe operation at bauma 2019 

Published: 17 April 2019

Modern crushing plants have become more and more complex as their requirements rise. At the same time, the technology must be safe and as simple as possible to operate –...

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BME bursary students hit the engineering books

Published: 17 April 2019

Two of last year’s top-achieving matric students in the Merafong area of Gauteng are pursuing their dreams in a scientific direction, thanks to support from the Omnia Group’s leading explosives...

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Haver & Boecker launches N-Class scalper for heavy duty applications

Published: 16 April 2019

Haver & Boecker Niagara used bauma 2019 to unveil its N-Class vibrating screen designed to optimise crushing plants and screening operations through its ability to screen up to 5 000...

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ALLU unveils new TS blade structure at bauma 2019

Published: 16 April 2019

ALLU used bauma 2019 to introduce its patented TS blade structure for its screener/ crusher bucket range. At the core of the ALLU TS drum construction is the configuration of...

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Leading the way towards Zero Harm

Published: 10 April 2019

At a time when the South African mining sector is battling high numbers of fatalities at operations, members of surface mining industry association, Aspasa, have reported no fatalities across their...

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Haver & Boecker announces new entity at bauma 2019

Published: 10 April 2019

Haver & Boecker is announcing the establishment of its global brand, Haver & Boecker Niagara to combine the engineering expertise and product portfolios of its three mineral processing locations in...

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Metso’s innovative hybrid truck body makes bauma 2019 debut

Published: 10 April 2019

At bauma 2019, Metso is showcasing the expansion of its product portfolio into new territory. The Metso Truck Body is a ground-breaking innovation that combines the benefits of rubber and...

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National Asphalt installs new, more environmentally friendly plant at Laezonia

Published: 09 April 2019

The in-house design of National Asphalt’s new asphalt plant at its Laezonia site north of Johannesburg will give customers the comfort of lower environmental impact while still enjoying competitive pricing...

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Supply chain excellence at Weir Minerals’ Kitwe branch

Published: 08 April 2019

As Weir Minerals Africa’s hub for central and east Africa, the newly upgraded Kitwe facility in Zambia is offering customers world class supply chain efficiency.

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Controlling the use of cannabis in the workplace now that it’s ‘legal’

Published: 05 April 2019

By Rhys Evans, Managing Director at ALCO-Safe Since the legalisation of cannabis for private use in South Africa, many organisations have been struggling to come to grips with how to adjust...

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Metso to launch a new model of the Lokotrack Urban series at bauma 2019

Published: 04 April 2019

Metso has expanded its community-friendly Lokotrack® Urban(TM) series mobile crushing and screening plant range. With its advanced protection features, the Metso Urban solution significantly restricts noise and dust emissions compared...

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BME’s global growth boosted with Alaskan contract

Published: 04 April 2019

Blasting specialist BME USA has been awarded a contract by Usibelli Coal Mine (UCM) in Alaska to supply explosive products and accessories.

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Aspasa protects surface miners’ rights

Published: 02 April 2019

With profits under pressure as a result of continuously onerous compliance issues and other challenges, it is increasingly beneficial to become a member of Aspasa, a surface mining association that...

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Aspasa introduces laboratory audits for quarries

Published: 27 March 2019

Increasing requirements for certified quality aggregates has led industry association, Aspasa, to introduce its own guidelines and auditing systems to ensure testing of aggregates and crushed granular materials is done...

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Another top research ranking for Wits mining school

Published: 26 March 2019

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has bestowed another accolade on the School of Mining Engineering at Wits University by awarding a C2 rating to staff member, Professor Rudrajit Mitra.

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