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Fibre optic technology applications from Pyrosales

The technology of Fibre optic’s measures the signal produced by the scattering of light along an optical fibre. Pyrosales supplies The Hitele Fibre Optic Systems. This system can help to maintain process control and ensure safety.

Slipping hard hats a thing of the past with Safe-Mate protective head wear accessories

Mining, electrical and construction workers often struggle with with slipping hard hats, which can be an unwelcome distraction from their job. An Australian designer has been commissioned to fix this problem and has come up with the Safe-Mate hard hat and welding helmet accessory.

Mining, margins soften Protech's profit slide

Civil engineering group Protech Khuthele increased revenue by 24% to R426-million for the half-year ended August 31. This growth flowed mainly from increasing volumes of work. The strained private sector filled up only 8% of the company's burse for the period, with mining at 48% and infrastructure at 44%.

ArcelorMittal SA says power could be constraint if market rebounds in 2010

Africa's largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal South Africa, was concerned about the prospects of sharply rising electricity prices. But CEO Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita indicated on Monday that she was more immediately concerned with South Africa's

$2,7bn smelter becomes power-crunch casualty

Global aluminium giant Rio Tinto Alcan and South Africa's power utility Eskom confirmed on Thursday that plans for the proposed $2,7-billion Coega smelter project, which was destined for South Africa's Eastern Cape province, had been terminated, owing to

The Dräger FPS 7000 full-face mask

The Draeger Safety Pacific FPS 7000 full-face mask is the latest Dräger development in terms of safety and wearing comfort. Fire in tunnels, mines and subway shafts are extreme situations which demand maximum resilience from man and material. Mining and tunnel construction are fraught with hidden dangers. Simply following legal guidelines, regulations and standards is no guarantee for safety, which has lead to the fabrication of this full-face mask.

Growth fuels new branch for CAPS

(Compressed Air & Power Systems) recently opened its new purpose-designed branch in Paget, Mackay. A 100% Australian owned company, CAPS Australia is a supplier of a wide range of industrial products to the manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, infrastructure, and primary industries as well as other sectors.

Strong rand not competitive – Minister Davies

The South African currency was currently not 'competitive' and was also not conducive to industrial development, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Monday. He added that the South African government stood ready to 'defend' what it saw as

Hose reel rage catalogue from Alemite Lubrequip

Alemite Lubrequip has produced a catalogue of a comprehensive range of hose reels to suit applications in the mining, industrial, automotive and industrial market sectors. The catalogue contains images, information and specifications of the range of hose reels available.

Pronal sizes up pipeline testing, maintenance and safety

Maintenance of pipelines can be a tricky business. Sealing and testing operations need to be conducted not only with complete safety and environmental security, but also with considerable speed, to maintain flows of liquids and gases. One method of stopping and sealing that is attracting increasing interest and application in Australasia involves inflatable pipe stoppers that can be rapidly deployed, easily transported and widely applied in remote, temporary and permanent industrial situations.

Hose reel range catalogue from Alemite Lubrequip

Lubrequip has produced a catalogue of a comprehensive range of hose reels to suit applications in the mining, industrial, automotive and industrial market sectors. The catalogue contains images, information and specifications of the

New Gateless Coal Body from Caterpillar Boosts Productivity and Lowers Cost-per-Ton for Cat® 777F Mining Truck

Attached please find a press release on: The body and chassis of every Cat® Mining Truck are designed to work together flawlessly as an integrated unit to assure low-cost-per-ton operation with optimal payloads, proper weight distribution, overall

Lucky country feels luckier as economy grows

Earlier this year, finance broker Finlease (Australia) predicted that the economy was never in as bad a shape as many analysts were suggesting. So we looked at the world through the eyes of a small business operator, we called him ‘Barry the Builder’ and his family. What we now find is that for Barry, his wife Betty and the two children, as predicted things, are looking much brighter than others had anticipated.

How SA company mines SA's satellite-imagery resource to make life easier

There's more to geography than capitals, clouds and tornados, climate, countries, people, maps and flags. Today, geography is a serious consumer-facing business, helping us to reach our destinations with the aid of global positioning systems (GPSes) on

New Fluke 27 II and 28 II digital multimeters shrug off dust and water and float

Fluke Australia , known for its durable handheld electronic test and measurement tools, has introduced its toughest tools yet. The Fluke 27 II and 28 II digital multimeters are designed to survive water, dust and rough handling.

RR Fisher & Co Ltd presents new safety couplings with damage mitigation up to 160,000 Nm

R+W Coupling Technology, represented in Australia by RR Fisher & Co Ltd ., has released a new range of safety couplings, the Series ST Torque Limiters available from RR Fisher & Co Ltd.

Caterpillar to Introduce Integrated Object Detection System for Cat® Large Mining Trucks

Caterpillar is introducing the Cat Integrated Object Detection SystemTM, designed to enhance mine site safety. The system was developed after extensive research by Caterpillar showed that 70% of haulage truck

New Bell Loaders are "E" for Exceptional

Bell Equipment has raised the benchmark in the Wheeled Loader market with its new E-series range, which is packed with improvements to support the company's design philosophy of providing superior durability and productivity at the lowest possible daily operating cost.

Multi-Seals Introduces M5-92 Epoxy Preforms Designed For Robust Solvent Resistance

Attached please find a press release on: Uni-formTM epoxy preforms, manufactured by Multi-Seals, are now available in M5-92, an epoxy systems that offers superior resistance to most industrial solvents and other aggressive chemicals.

Sellick rough terrain and truck mounted forklifts from Flexilift Australia

Sellick S160 Series rough terrain and truck mounted forklifts from Flexilift Australia provide extreme lift capability and power with control and handling comparable to that of a smaller lift truck.

Shangdong Huate Group Appoint Kinder & Company as Exclusive Distributor

Huate manufactures an extensive range magnetic separation equipment used in the bulk materials handling and mining industries, as well as a range of powder milling and classifying equipment.Manufactured in China under a GB/T19001-ISO9001:2000

Steel Structures Conference will focus on Safety

Attached please find a press release on: Structural safety issues will be under the spotlight at the international conference on the design of structures in the mining industry says Southern African Institute of Steel Construction's (SAISC) executive

Engineering businesses can reclaim thousands using a BlueStone audit

Attached please find a press release on: Hundreds of engineering businesses throughout Britain stand to gain thousands of pounds by reclaiming money owed through wrongly calculated debit interest and other bank charges.

Mid-level wheel loaders make impact

Attached please find a press release on: Wheel loader dealer Barloworld SEM has taken the tough economic environment and stiff competition head on to end its first operational year on target.

Global steel output reaches 106,5Mt in August – Worldsteel

The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) reported on Monday that global steel production had increased to 106,5-million tons in August, from 103,9-million tons in July. However, on a year-on-year basis, the August output was 5,5% lower. Worldsteel