Suppliers & Equipment

World’s top diamond producer first-quarter output hit by mine accident

Alrosa's production fell by 17% in the first three months of the year mainly due to the halt of its Mir underground mine and lower-grade ores processed from the Jubilee pipe.

Introducing new Magna MA04+ tyre for Rigid Dump Truck

Magna MA04+ is designed and constructed based on the latest Magna Radial Tyre Technology. The high-tech casing reduces heat building inside the tyre which leads to a prolonged service life, lower fuel  consumption, higher efficiency, and optimized operator comfort.

SRK assists mines with water use licence amendments

Applying for and obtaining amendments to water use licences is an ongoing and often time-consuming process for most mines, even when the adjustments are relatively low-risk, according to SRK Consulting principal environmental scientist Jacky Burke, the leader of SRK’s water use licence application (WULA) Group. Please see below media release entitled “SRK assists mines with water use licence amendments.”

LG once again earns top honours at 2018 Red Dot Awards

Signature Kitchen Suite Pro Range Oven and LG CineBeam Laser 4K Recognized for Industry-Leading Designs

Siemens and Anglo American Platinum collaborate on digital and automation skills development in Africa

There is an opportunity, especially in Africa, to embrace new and exponential technologies combined with human talent to accelerate industrialization and drive economic growth.

Weir to buy Esco to add mining equipment as company revamps

Weir Group Plc plans to acquire U.S. competitor Esco Corp. as the U.K. maker of industrial pumps strengthens its focus on the mining industry.

De Beers launches Sierra Leone-based pilot to remove ‘conflict diamonds’ from the market

The world’s top diamond miner will train artisanal and small-scale miners and provide them with tablets as well as a diamond “toolkit” to digitally track their stones throughout the supply chain.

RCT’s bespoke solution a world-first

The Codelco-owned site is prone to mud rush caused by ice melting on the Andes range situated on the surface, a hazard that closed the exploration area for months on end. This combined with the company’s plan to expand operations to the seventh and eighth levels made it crucial to find a solution that would allow them to mine mud ore safely.

New drilling products displayed at Expomin will mean more productivity

Held every two years, Expomin will take place April 23-27, 2018 at the Espacio Riesco Convention Center in Santiago, Chile.

Intelligent optimisation approach for strategic scheduling control

Maptek continues to stamp its ownership on the mine scheduling market through an intelligent optimisation approach.

South Africa's PIC rejects ATON's takeover offer for Murray & Roberts

M&R rejected the bid saying it undervalued the company.

Epiroc COP MD 20 rocks the drilling industry

“All the capabilities and features of the COP 1838 HD+ has been optimised in the COP MD20 making it hands down the toughest drill in mining,” says Business Line Manager for Epiroc’s Underground Rock Excavation (URE) Division, Vince Tyler.

New wheel-end seal from SKF offers extreme performance

Truck and trailer operators can now dramatically reduce the risk of premature wheel-end failures, as well as the high costs associated with unplanned downtime and vehicle recovery, by changing to a new wheel-end seal design from SKF.

Impact of electric cars in medium-term copper demand ‘overrated’, experts say

Increasing disposable income in emerging economies and the adoption of greener technologies, are the two factors to drive most of the expected increased demand in copper during the next five years.

Micromine 2018 is now available for download

Through Micromine’s intuitive software, mining and exploration companies are able attain an in-depth understanding of their project so that prospective regions can be targeted more effectively, increasing the chance of a project’s success. Micromine users are provided easy-to-use tools for modelling, estimation, design, optimisation and scheduling resulting in increased productivity and cost efficiencies.

Komatsu sales growth to slow as miners avoid new equipment buys

Miners were forced to curb spending by a collapse in commodities prices in 2015-16, but a partial price recovery since then has eased the pressure.

Caterpillar announces three new articulated trucks

Three new 2018 Cat® articulated trucks—730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735—replace their C Series predecessors and offer new operator stations, transmission-protection features, a new hoist-assist system, an advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a fuel-saving ECO operating mode. The 730 and 730 EJ have 28 tonnes payload capacity and the 735 has 32 tonnes.

Atlas Copco and Skills Development Corporation giving hope to the disabled

In a bid to contribute to the much-needed skills development and work experience of disabled people, Atlas Copco South Africa partnered with the Skills Development Corporation (SDC) 12 months ago on 4 April 2017.

Maptek showcases Sentry world-class monitoring system at Slope Stability 2018

This week, specialists in mining, civil engineering, geomechanics, geology, hydrogeology and geophysics will come together in Seville, at Slope Stability 2018, to explore new techniques for improving open pit mine stability.

Copper supply crunch earlier than predicted — experts

Copper production will peak in the second half of 2019, making a growing supply deficit much more real.