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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.

In this issue

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens, and it is with a very sad heart that I say adieu to an industry I have served for many, many years.

There are several reasons behind this change, one being that Crown Publications has made the decision to bring the magazine back in-house purely from a managerial and economical point of view. It is also time for me to refocus my energy on my family with my key focus being my husband who sustained a terrible fall earlier this month, severely damaging his shoulder and arm and fracturing his pelvis in several places. He has subsequently undergone pelvis reconstruction and is soon to be moved to a rehabilitation centre until he is strong enough to come home.

ELB Equipment (ELB), is one of a few South African companies offering a broad range of earthmoving, construction, mining and quarrying equipment from a single supplier. The company has established itself as one of the most respected names in the industry and represents a number of world-renowned manufacturers whose products are designed to meet the strict emission and safety control regulations that apply to industrialised first-world countries. In this special feature, MQ looks at two Terex machines which are boosting production and saving costs.

In the last quarter of 2017, Aspasa embarked on a new focus retaining the acronym only and using Aspasa as its brand name. The association is now able to represent a growing and more diverse membership base. It has been actively assisting its members with training over the past year and while these elements include technical, health and safety, management and environmental training, ongoing training is more focused on specific elements of operations. MQ catches up with director Nico Pienaar in the second quarter of the year.

The mining industry is poised on a knife’s edge with its future largely dependent on what the ANC’s newly-installed management team does in the months ahead. It is the time for level heads and an appreciation by all stakeholders of the daunting future the country will face if we fail to rebuild our once thriving mining industry. Government needs to be business savvy and not play political.

Leading global wet processing equipment company CDE, has launched its CDE Meta division, which will focus on the mining industry. According to regional director for Sub-Saharan Africa Nicolas Govender, the company’s equipment and engineering prowess has seen major growth in Africa. He says that CDE is not only able to reduce lead times, but to also deliver a fully-integrated and bespoke customer service.

MQ asks whether the industry has changed much since the ‘80s?

‘The direction that industry will take, will in the future involve the development of fewer but larger projects which, in all probability will involve more than one owner. It is only through the movement towards larger-scale operations that the industry will be able to afford the heavy costs involved in undertaking such schemes’ – an excerpt from a paper presented to the industry in 1984.

With only a handful of outdoor stands left to allocate, Hillhead 2018, which takes place from 26-28 June at Hillhead Quarry, near Buxton in the UK, will host well over 500 exhibitors. It is building a new 70 m-long structure to be sited alongside the existing Registration Pavilion, which will create the availability for a further 30 new exhibitors, boosting its capacity to 90.

Our regular Industry Report looks at: the CEO Initiative’s reaction to SONA; Wits Mining School earns 15th place on world ranking; SRK’s expansion path; and CESA which has welcomed the Cabinet reshuffle; among others.

MQ’s Marketplace carries articles on: Samar (South African Movable Asset Register); FLSmidth’s sustainable productivity enhancements; SANY’s appointment of a new general manager; the orders rolling in for Osborn’s apron feeders; and Metso, which is responding to industry’s diverse needs; and several other industry-relevant articles.

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