Mining and Quarry World

FAMUR record-breaking contract with Kompania Weglowa

FAMUR - a leading manufacturer of machines and equipment for the mining industry - concluded in the period from 1 December 2011 to 5 January 2012, a series of individual contracts with Kompania Węglowa S.A. totaling more than PLN 179 million.

Eriez save Serbian copper mine from damaged crushers

Copper Mine BOR in Eastern Serbia, which is one of the largest copper mines in Europe, has installed an Eriez Metalarm 3600 Hawk Metal Detector to protect their crushers.

Volvo extends offering for specialist applications

Volvo Construction Equipment Region Europe has signed a partnership agreement with Sweden’s CeDe Group AB that will see a wide range of specialist machines made available through the Volvo CE European distribution network.

Intergraph® Releases New Version of Standard Database for SmartPlant® Reference Data

Intergraph® has released the newest version of Standard Database for SmartPlant® Reference Data, a pre-configured, best-practice solution to enable rapid implementation of SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine® 3D (collectively known as Smart 3D), and materials management.

Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation provides $2.67 million to Laurentian University research projects in areas of mineral exploration and mining, environmental ecosystems and health sciences

Laurentian University in Ontario is pleased to announce that the provincial government is supporting Laurentian University led research with a combined investment of $2.67 million.

Metso to supply minerals processing equipment to TISCO in China

Metso will supply minerals processing equipment to Taigang Group Lanxian Mining Co. Ltd, (TISCO), the largest stainless steel manufacturer in China. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012.

Breedon Aggregates maximizes crusher productivity through Sandvik technology

Breedon Aggregates Limited is now the largest independent aggregates operator in the UK, with 23 quarries, 18 asphalt plants and 27 concrete plants in England and Scotland, employing in the region of 700 people.

ICCL Cap Lamp recognized for its fit-for-purpose design

Mine Site Technologies (MST) has been recognized by the prestigious Australian International Design Award organization for the fit-for-purpose design of its underground mining Cap Lamp.

Central Rand Gold Limited – Successful testing of submersible pumps

Central Rand Gold provides an update on the Acid Mine Drainage situation at its operations in the Central Rand Basin.

Test plant to examine a new cost-effective way to process nickel laterites

A new cost-effective way to process nickel laterites known as the DNi Process will be thoroughly examined by a test plant currently being built in Western Australia.

Major Wire introduces 1’ x 2’Modular Panels With Vibrating Wire Flex-Mat® 3 Advanced Technology

Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited now offers a full line of new 1-foot x 2-foot (305 mm to 610 mm) Flex-Mat® 3 Self-Cleaning Modular screen media panels.

Wilden Pumps Online Simulator and PTFE diaphragms increase efficiency of air-operated dual diaphragm pumps

Wilden Pump and Engineering Co., has introduced two products that add greater efficiency to its Advanced Series of air-operated double-diaphragm pumps.

Weba Chute Systems achieves ISO 9001:2008 accreditation

Bulk materials handling company Weba Chute Systems has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 accreditation. Managing director, Mark Baller says this milestone achievement, ratified by Price Waterhouse, is due recognition for the company’s bedrock commitment to maintaining extremely high quality standards.

BEE Consulting donates R3 million VUMA software to Wits School of Mines

The Wits School of Mining Engineering has signed an agreement with BEE Consulting for 100 VUMA-network software licences, worth some R3 million, which will be installed on all 100 computers in the state-of-the-art Mine Design Lab at the school. Read more

It's a gold rush for Ralspeed

When gearbox failure stopped production at the Omagh Minerals site in Cavanacaw, Ireland’s only operational goldmine, it initially seemed that repairs would take weeks if not months. However, in just over a week, motor control expert Ralspeed was able to supply a 250 kW variable speed drive system that allowed normal operations at the mine to be quickly resumed, thereby minimizing loss of output and productivity. Read more

Iron ore mine safety assured with 3D laser mapping

A state of the art laser scanning system supplied by 3D Laser Mapping has been used to improve safety of iron ore extraction in South Africa. The Riegl laser scanner forms an integral part of a Waste Spreader Positioning System (WSPS) developed by Stone Three Venture Technology in partnership with Reutech Mining. Read more

New ParkerStore opens in Leicester to meet growing demand

Beaumanor Engineering Limited has partnered with Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, to open a dedicated ParkerStore covering the Leicester and local area. Read more

$5.4 million mine hoist order is DavyMarkham’s first in Peru

Sheffield heavy engineering company DavyMarkham has secured an important $5.4 million contract for the supply of two heavy duty mining hoists to Volcan Compania Minera of Peru, the fourth largest producer of zinc and silver worldwide. Read more

Stertil Stokvis Rapidroll doors support underground mining operations for British Gypsum

A series of Stertil Stokvis RapidRoll doors, type RR600 Ultra, is relied upon by British Gypsum to support the company’s mining operations in East Leake and Barrow Upon Soar in Leicestershire. Read more

BMH Technology chooses BJD crushers

Finish company BMH Technology Oy, which specializes in turn-key solid fuel power plants, have recently installed two BJD Hammermills at a newly built combined heat and power plant (CHP) in Poland. Read more

Stewart Group acquired by ALS Group

Stewart Group announces that it has entered into an unconditional agreement to be acquired by ALS Group, the testing services business of Campbell Brothers Limited (ASX code: CPB) for an Enterprise Value of 146 million pounds (approximately 222 million Australian dollars). Completion of the acquisition is anticipated to take place on the 21st July 2011. Read more

Counting down to Australia’s biggest-ever mining event

With Australia’s mining industry on the cusp of another boom – and a major contributor to the country’s economy at present – this year’s Asia-Pacific's International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) will be the largest mining exhibition ever held in Australia.

Parker Hydraulic piston pumps now incorporate proportional pressure control for mobile applications

A new range of hydraulic piston pumps has been launched to help reduce the size of fan drive systems for both on- and off-highway vehicles. Developed by Parker Hannifin, and based on the company’s proven P1 piston pump, the new system features a dedicated proportional pressure control valve, built directly into the pump assembly. Read more

allmineral goes Down Under: contracts still rolling in from Australia

allmineral has been awarded three independent contracts to supply its leading mineral processing products and equipment to the Rio Tinto Low Grade Iron Ore Pilot Plant. Read more

Metric Automotive Engineering invests in expansion

Metric Automotive Engineering, one of South Africa’s most comprehensively equipped diesel engine and component re-manufacturers, has embarked on a refurbishment exercise at its Germiston premises to expand its workshop floor space, equip the workshop with state-of-the-art equipment and extend its admin offices to cope with increased volumes. Read more