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Modern Quarrying Q3 2018

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Modern Quarrying Q3 2018On the cover:

Last year’s acquisition of Demaneng, previously known as Diro Manganese Proprietary Limited and Diro Iron Ore Proprietary Limited, gave Afrimat a foot into the commodities market, further allowing the company to expand its already massively diversified product offering. Following the transaction, Afrimat created a new Commodities Segment, adding to its traditional industrial minerals and construction materials portfolio.

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Modern Quarrying: Latest News

Kal Tire wins top award at Electra Mining Africa 2018

Published: 18 September 2018

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...

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Real-time blast block data reporting from BME

Published: 17 September 2018

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.

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Dozer simulator for pushing aggregate material

Published: 13 September 2018

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...

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Staying in business by managing and understanding costs

Published: 12 September 2018

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...

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PPC says Zimbabwean cement shortage temporary

Published: 05 September 2018

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...

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Calculating your return on investment

Published: 05 September 2018

In today’s competitive business environment, staying ahead of the game is essential. To do this, manufacturers need to ensure that their equipment remains effective and runs optimally at all times.

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Understanding the impact of quality of aggregates on profitability

Published: 04 September 2018

By Charles Hurly, marketing lead for Solar Mining Services Quality and value are possibly two of the most ‘over traded’ words in the marketing realm.  When not linked to any reference...

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Visionary partnership boosts quarry uptime

Published: 03 September 2018

The aggregates industry has had a few tough years in the United States but is now recovering. One limestone quarry not only survived those hard times but thrived – by...

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Testing begins at world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

Published: 31 August 2018

On 29 August, Volvo Construction Equipment and its customer, Skanska, began testing the viability of its Electric Site concept at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The system, which...

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BI’s fit-for-purpose chain solution for cement producers

Published: 29 August 2018

BI has supplied a large order of KÖBO chains to cement producers in the North West and the Western Cape. This comprised a bucket elevator, coal reclaimer and hot pan...

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New washing tech helps quarry operators stay profitable

Published: 27 August 2018

By Duncan High, division manager – processing equipment technology, Haver & Boecker. Water use restrictions and permitting challenges continue to increase, making it harder for operations to find ways to stay...

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Solar Mining Services announces new additions to its team

Published: 22 August 2018

Solar Mining Services, a new dynamic entrant to the explosives and explosive related services for the mining and quarrying sectors, has announced the appointment of two key personnel. Donald Motloung...

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Weir Minerals’ mill liner lasts longer

Published: 21 August 2018

Fields results show that the new Vulco® R67 mill lining rubber compound from Weir Minerals delivers an increase in wear life of 20%. With a liner that can run significantly...

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Aury Africa introduces RFID track-and-trace solution for mining

Published: 20 August 2018

Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has introduced a radio-frequency identification (RFID) audit and inspection solution that is ideal for mining applications. These include inspecting plant...

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SRK models sustainable solutions for brine from tailings

Published: 16 August 2018

Working with SRK Consulting colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, SRK Consulting’s office in Cape Town has recently conducted preliminary groundwater modelling to assist a mining client in South America to find...

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Cleaner mines critical to ensuring improved health and safety

Published: 15 August 2018

Mine cleanliness is crucial and should be regarded with the same level of seriousness and consideration as mine safety, says an expert in the field. “The safety of mines and...

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New McCloskey dealer for Zambia and Zimbabwe

Published: 13 August 2018

Screening and crushing equipment manufacturer, McCloskey International, recently welcomed equipment dealer, BL&D Plant Hire & Sales, to its global network of distributors. The company serves Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Material specifiers are dropping the safety and performance ball

Published: 07 August 2018

Specifiers of floor grating often stress the purchase price of the material at the expense of structural integrity and loading capacity. “Cost and price are two separate factors which need...

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Civils in survival mode for 2018, but 2019 holds more hope

Published: 06 August 2018

The construction sector – and particularly civil engineering – will remain in the doldrums for 2018 with hopes for some improvement to begin next year, according to Industry Insight senior...

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Haver & Boecker proves increased screen media longevity through field testing

Published: 03 August 2018

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, offers Ty-Max and Ty-Wire screen media, now with longer wear life proven through extensive field...

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B&E International is industry’s partner in crushing

Published: 02 August 2018

Cost-effective crushing is vital to the competitiveness of mining and quarrying operations, and experienced experts can ensure the right amount of the required product, while reducing the risk of operational...

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Caterpillar delivers 50 000th Cat articulated truck

Published: 01 August 2018

In a year of multiple significant milestones for Cat mining and infrastructure trucks, Caterpillar announces delivery of its 50 000th articulated truck from its Peterlee, UK manufacturing facility. Since the start...

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CDE promotes manufactured sand as the construction material of the future

Published: 31 July 2018

Batu Tiga Quarry Sdn Bhd, YTL Corporation Berhad’s quarry division, operates 15 quarry sites with 25 crushing and screening plants in Peninsular Malaysia, producing more than 21 million tonnes of...

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EvoQuip expands its Cobra range

Published: 30 July 2018

EvoQuip launched the Cobra 290R crusher at the recent Hillhead Exhibition in the UK. The Cobra 290R builds on the success of the Cobra 230. The compact impact crusher provides...

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Staying at the top of water management  

Published: 25 July 2018

The current global demand for water is at the level of 4,500 billion m³ a year and is expected to rise to 6,900 billion m³ by 2030 – therefore, it’s...

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Aspasa acts on quality issues

Published: 24 July 2018

Disagreements over the quality of sand and stone delivered on site may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the intervention of surface mining industry association, Aspasa, whose...

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BenchREMOTE now available for extended Epiroc drill rig range

Published: 23 July 2018

Epiroc’s BenchREMOTE operator station is now available for SmartROC T45 LF, SmartROC C50 and SmartROC CL drill rigs. Previously, BenchREMOTE was only available for SmartROC D50, SmartROC D55, SmartROC D60...

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


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