A number of leading mining and mining related industry suppliers will be launching the latest new products and technologies at this year’s Electra Mining Africa trade exhibition. International mining, industrial, construction, power generation and Machine Tools show Electra Mining Africa, taking place in September, enjoys global recognition and is the second largest mining show in the world and the biggest trade exhibition in Southern Africa.
Says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show, “Exhibitors at the show will be taking advantage of the enormous marketing and sales opportunities provided by the show to launch their latest products and technologies to the South African and African market, as well as to international visitors and inward buying missions organised by the Department and Trade and Industry arm, South African Equipment Export Council.”
The Multotec Group will exhibit a comprehensive showcase of process and materials handling equipment, services and technical know-how as well as existing, new and value-added technology. Never seen before at the show will be a working demonstration of Multotec’s self-driven trommel, a well-proven trommel for high capacity screening applications, together with the latest version of the company’s sievebend, manufactured from HDPE. The stand will also feature a range of panels which are process specific in their application. Injection moulded rubber screen panels will be shown for the first time.
The process team will unveil another new product at Electra Mining Africa — Multotec’s new cast iron CL115 cyclone, developed specifically for the coal industry to combat the tramp iron which is damaging to traditional ceramic linings. Multotec’s Cy-i suite of cyclone sizing and selection software suite, developed to equip customers with a scientific approach to making the initial selection of a cyclone for any given application, will also be demonstrated.
Sew Eurodrive will showcase their new electrified monorail system for the first time in South Africa during Electra Mining Africa. Although the technology has been available internationally and is currently working in some of the local automotive plants, these installations has been via European OEM’s. For SEW Eurodrive South Africa this is a first in terms of exhibiting this model locally. The Movitrans contactless energy transfer system offers the operator has an efficient, flexible complete package at his or her disposal. Drive solutions for electrified monorail systems can be combined with many options from the Sew Eurodrive modular concept. The system is often used for automatic guided vehicles in various industries.
MMD Minerals Sizing Africa specialises in the design and development of sizing and ancillary equipment for the mining and allied industries. The company will exhibit its patented Twin Shaft Mineral Sizer, the only breaking system specifically designed for mobile installation. In addition to classic static units for mineral production and processing, MMD produces a wide range of high capacity semi and fully Mobile sizing stations for IPCC installations.
Global high technology engineering group Sandvik will introduce new technology alongside a selection of its world renowned core products at Electra Mining Africa. Mining equipment highlights on the stand will include the company’s new DM300 mobile bolter, the DR580 surface mining drill, a compact hybrid crusher and, from its construction range, the DI550 construction drill and the DS210L-M low profile mechanised roofbolter.
Xylem will exhibit a total solution for the dewatering of mines at Electra Mining Africa. The company’s extensive rental fleet of 720 units in Africa and its robust stock holding of new units means it is able to satisfy customer demand immediately. This is backed up by spare parts availability, back-up service, and on-site maintenance and repairs on and off-site. “The combination of all these services adds up to a complete dewatering solution that can be tailor-made to suit the unique requirements of South African mining customers, and a one-stop shop for all pump requirements,” says Xylem sales director Darryl Macdougall. A selection of Xylem range of pumps and mixers for the mining and minerals processing industries will be on display at Electra Mining Africa 2012, designed to perform in the most severe applications and incorporating a wide range of corrosion and abrasion-resistant offerings.
MBE Minerals South Africa, formerly Humboldt Wedag, will exhibit static scale models showcasing key elements of its broad range of technology. These will include its Pneuflot flotation, BATAC jig, ROMJIG, Jones Wet High Intensity Magnetic Separator (WHIMS), PERMOS (LIMS), a Palla Vibrating Mill, TESKA HMS Separator and a wide variety of screens and feeders.
Expressing the Zest Weg Group’s focus on green energy efficiency, Zest Electric Motors will showcase the motor drive combination of the Weg W22 electric motor coupled with its WEG CFW11 variable speed drive technology. Also on show at the Zest Weg Group stand will be the WEG SSW7000 medium voltage soft starter, which uses state-of-the-art technology to provide start/stop control and protection for three-phase medium voltage induction motors in the 2.3 kV to 6.9 kV range. Zest Weg Group’s switchgear division will be introducing its new range of miniature contactors and motor protection circuit breakers with spring loaded terminal connection. Also on show will be the recently upgraded range of DWA moulded case circuit breakers along with a full range of capacitors and also Weg’s state-of-the-art SRW01 smart relay.
Machine Tools Africa and Elenex Africa will be co-located with Electra Mining Africa 2012. Exhibitors at Machine Tools Africa include Talmac Machine Tools which are the sole agents for Faccin, Gasparini, Omera, SIMASV, Mecome and Rolleri from Italy. The company are also sole agents of Danobat from Spain and Force One, Agma, Bigstone from Taiwan. The company has a large variety of the best machine tools on the market, and will welcome all clients to its stand with a good Italian espresso.
Also part of Machine Tools Africa, Toolquip and Allied will exhibit their latest range of industrial equipment including: abrasives, band saw blading, HSS and carbide cutting tools, measuring equipment, CNC and conventional machine tools, industrial hand tools, specialised products, toolroom equipment and welding machines and accessories.
Events taking place at Electra Mining Africa 2012 include an Exhibitor Soapbox hosted by the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE). The Exhibitor Soapbox will give exhibitors a 30 minute opportunity to present their products and services to a captive audience in a separate presentation room, with no restriction on either the format or the content of the presentation. Attendance at the Exhibitor Soapbox will be free to all Electra Mining Africa visitors.
The Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) will be hosting a Surface Mining Conference at Electra Mining Africa between 10-12 September. The main focus of the conference will be to review advances and best practice in surface mining. The Surface Mining 2012 Conference aims to provide a practical forum to showcase the direction in which the industry needs to move in order to unlock current and future mineral potential. The conference will also place importance in reviewing safety and health topics the key parameters influencing sustainability, social responsibility and the environment. For further information contact Cameron Nagel at Cameron@saimm.co.za.
Another exciting event taking place at Electra Mining Africa this year is the International Infrastructure & Investment Convention (IIIC), organised by Hannover Fairs International together with the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event, which will run between 12-13 September, will cover the topics of energy efficiency, smart grids, renewable energy, water and wastewater, mobility and transportation infrastructure, highlighting the importance of infrastructure investment in these industry sectors.
Electra Mining Africa 2012, Elenex Africa 2012, Machine Tools Africa 2012 and Transport Expo 2012 are being hosted at the Expo Centre, NASREC, Johannesburg, from 10-14 September. Visitor pre-registration is open at www.electramining.co.za.
Electra Mining Africa is organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery which is a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group and a member of the Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (EXSA).