From the Chairman’s Desk
2020 has come to symbolise change in every absolutely every aspect of our lives, and none more so than in the use of the internet. There are many advantages to going digital for our news: primarily this is in its ease of access, immediacy and portability.
Gone are the days of waiting for a printed version to drop through the post box, we want things now and at the touch of a finger!
Rema Tip Top in Madagascar
Hytec Services Africa officially appointed Rema Tip Top Belting and Rubber Madagascar limite as its new distributor in Madagascar, effective 1 August 2020.
Rema Tip Top now offers the entire Bosch Rexroth SA Group’s full range of fluid power and industrial automation technologies and services to the region’s growing mining, maritime and construction sectors.
3D Scanning for Chute Solutions
With the power of three-dimensional (3D) scanning technology, transfer point specialist Weba Chute Systems & Solutions ensures there are no surprises when designing and installing its solutions.
“The accuracy of 3D scanning means that we can rapidly gather detailed measurements of large infrastructure on a customer’s site,” says the company’s technical director, Alwin Nienaber.
The Kingpin of Universal Cranes
In over 200 years of crane manufacture and supply, Demag’s range of universal cranes still offer a superior lifting option that is hard to dispute, especially with over 800 000 Demag cranes installed in over 60 countries with 63 000 remote connections.
“Demag’s universal cranes offer the largest range in the industry and come with a pedigree that is applauded around the world. The high level of certainty of quality, efficiency and reliability associated with Demag is without question one of its most striking features.
Zimbabwe Export Order
Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn, a subsidiary of Astec Industries Inc, has completed a significant export order for a new aggregate crushing plant in Harare, Zimbabwe.
New customer Beta Holdings, Zimbabwe’s largest brick and concrete roof tile supplier, has installed and commissioned six Osborn machines in the brand-new plant.
The former Mining Division of Tenova, commonly known as Takraf with its integrated product brand, Delkor, revised its branding as of 5 October 2020 to now operate as the Takraf Group.
Takraf is recognised as one of the world’s leading technology brand when it comes to handling high capacity run-of-mine and bulk material. Its portfolio ranges from overburden removal, to raw material extraction, comminution, conveying, loading/unloading, processing, homogenizing, blending, storage, and final loading for onward shipment.
Cape Town Crane Company ready for Western Cape Uptick
BB Cranes is ready for an anticipated increase in demand for cranes, hoists and other lifting equipment associated with pump station upgrades and the need for increased wastewater purification capacity.
This Cape Town-based lifting equipment manufacturer, is to deliver two 4‑ton, 5‑metre‑span underslung cranes to Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works.
Locating the Apex of a stockpile with respect to the Discharge Pulley
The location of the apex of a stockpile with respect to the discharge pulley of the conveyor feeding the pile is an important aspect of plant layout that is often overlooked or simply guessed. This is especially so when the initial discharge onto the empty pile terrace is at an elevation of several meters.
All stockpiles start out at terrace level and may or may not be emptied completely. Indeed, even if the pile is not completely recovered, the location of the crater formed by the stockpile withdrawal system may compromise a reasonable feed into the extraction system.