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Parked-off brake increases safety for on-site conveyor maintenance

Twiflex Ltd. | September 19, 2014

A heavily laden conveyor can have an enormous amount of potential energy, so has to be treated with the utmost respect if accidents are to be avoided. Steve Powell, Product Manager for Twiflex Ltd., an Altra Industrial Motion company, looks at parked-off conveyor brakes, and how they can improve safety during maintenance.

Cat dealer sales fall 10 pct

Michael Allan McCrae | September 19, 2014
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Resource industry sales were awful.

Sand miner is on a tear

Michael Allan McCrae | September 19, 2014
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A year-to-date double.


Asset Services | September 18, 2014

BIDDING OPENS: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. * * * BIDDING CLOSES: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M.

Rock drill runner up in Dyson design award

Frik Els | September 18, 2014
Rock drill receives Dyson design award

Humber College's Borys Chylinski selected as a Canadian runner up for the James Dyson Award for his Skorpion compact underground drill carrier.

PIC OF THE DAY: Blasting at Blue Ridge Summit

Michael Allan McCrae | September 18, 2014
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Leading Online Mining Auctioneering Company Enters Agricultural Sector

Clear Asset | September 18, 2014

Clear Asset, currently representing most major mines and contractors in South Africa, quickly entrenched themselves in the mining sector taking to auction a wide selection of used mining and plant equipment. The company achieved a first for South Africa when they successfully sold a 3,300-ton dragline machine valued at over R1billion new. The company currently represents the likes of Anglo American, Sibanye Gold, Glencore, Exxaro, Rockwell, Diesel Power, Genet, Anglo Gold Ashanti and other mining giants.

Larson Electronics Introduces a Portable Explosion Proof LED Work Light for Low Voltage Operation

Larson Electronics | September 17, 2014

Larson Electronics has announced the release of a new pedestal mount LED work light configured to work on 24 volts DC or AC. The EPL-PM-150LED-24V-100 LED light can illuminate up to 10,000 square feet of work space and features a convenient pedestal mount base stand for easy handling and operation.

Gebrüder NETZSCH Maschinenfabrik GmbH renamed NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme Österreich GmbH


For decades NETZSCH has been a global market leader for NEMO® progressing cavity pumps, evolving from pump specialists for a single type of pump into a solution provider for NEMO® progressing cavity pumps, TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps, multi screw pumps, macerators/grinders, dosing technology, and equipment for custom built and challenging solutions for many applications.

BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities and Engineers Without Borders Support Students in Sustainable Development

Five university students were this week given the opportunity to pursue studies in sustainable development with the support of scholarships provided by Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities (BSC).

Goldcorp’s Red Lake Mine Recognises Training Simulation Benefits

Thoroughtec | September 16, 2014

With workforce health and safety a top priority, Red Lake invested in a fourth-generation CYBERMINE simulator made by global training simulator provider ThoroughTec Simulation. This was to help them not only maintain and improve safety levels but also productivity. The containerised system started being put to good use toward the end of 2013 and is proving to be a valuable part of the mine’s training and evaluation programme.

BT extends partnership with Glencore to harmonize global communications infrastructure

British Telecom | September 16, 2014

From trading offices to mining sites, Glencore to benefit from integrated communications solution

New Laser Ablation Method from Bureau Veritas Set toTransform Exploration Geochemistry

Bureau Veritas | September 16, 2014

Exploration geochemistry will be transformed thanks to a new method developed by Bureau Veritas’ minerals business. The method is known as Fused Bead Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). The laser ablation innovation has key benefits…

K-Vee Spidler – Spiral Cleaning Idler

Kinder & Co | September 16, 2014

We are very pleased to introduce the newest addition to our range of Conveyor Belt Cleaning Systems: the K-Vee Spidler – Spiral Cleaning Idler, offering a maintenance and adjustment free solution to conveyor belt cleaning.

Maptek adds Evorelution open pit scheduling solutions to product suite

Maptek | September 15, 2014

Maptek Pty Ltd and Orelogy Group Pty Ltd today announced they have signed an agreement for Maptek to acquire the suite of Evorelution products from Orelogy.

Xylem Water Solutions South Africa brings some drama to Electra Mining

Xylem Water Solutions | September 11, 2014

Players in the mining and related industries are well aware of the fast approaching Electra Mining Africa Expo taking place at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 15 – 19 September this year. Top companies from all over the continent will be pulling out all the stops as they exhibit cutting-edge technology and services. Being a global thought leader, the team at Xylem Water Solutions South Africa decided to complement their outstanding range of products with something special this year…

Electra Mining: Set Point Laboratory well positioned to assist with acid mine drainage

Set Point Group | September 11, 2014

With the right planning and relevant testing, the mining industry can avert acid mining drainage before it causes grave damage to the environment.

New High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle™ Saves Space and Money, Resists Corrosion and High Temperatures

Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd | September 11, 2014

EXAIR's new 1" High Power Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle produces a flat 1" (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 462g when mounted 12" (305mm) from the target. The unique design of this super-efficient nozzle makes it an ideal fit for both tight spaces and tight budgets.

Case against 26-year old mining CEO accused of stealing $7m to fund luxury lifestyle dropped

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 11, 2014
Case against 26-year old mining CEO accused of stealing $7m to fund luxury lifestyle dropped

His lawyers told the parties reached a confidential agreement.

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Aggregates Manager | September 11, 2014
Construction, not mining lifts Caterpillar’s profit

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market share in value to the U.S. economy.

Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) acquires VECTUS pipe system from Fibrepipe


Industrial water cooling and GRP experts, Industrial Water Cooling (IWC), based in Isando, Gauteng, have acquired the VECTUS pipe system from Fibrepipe, South Africa.

This is the $10 million-plus white diamond just found in South Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 10, 2014
This is the $10 million-plus white diamond just found in South Africa

Analysts predict could fetch between $10 million to $16 million.

Workers allegedly denied safety gear, told coal ash ‘safe enough to eat’

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 10, 2014
Workers denied safety gear, told coal ash ‘safe enough to eat’

American Electric Power faces lawsuit.

STRIKER launches the new Etrac crushing range

Striker Australia Pty Ltd | September 10, 2014

Striker's design and technical team have just completed development of the new range of electric track crushing and screening plants known as the Striker Etrac range. Striker Etrac is available in three configurations to meet the requirements of Striker's many Australasian and Chinese clients who share the same pressures to reduce running costs and carbon emissions. Combinations of full electric, electric/hydraulic or electric diesel are available.

Composition of Metso's Nomination Board

Metso | September 9, 2014

Metso Corporation's four biggest registered shareholders on September 1, 2014, have named the following persons as their representatives in Metso's Nomination Board

ABB awarded $103 million order for world’s largest iron mine in Brazil

ABB | September 9, 2014

Mine of the future to be fitted with complete truckless transport system controlled by intelligent digital substations to reduce emissions and cut fuel costs.

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