From the Chairman’s Desk

What a spectacular day we had at the CMA 29th Annual Golf Day at Bryanston Country Club!  The weather couldn’t have been better, the course is in excellent condition, players in great form, and the record was broken (yet again) with the amount of money collected for charity. Winners were Mike, Guy, Brandon and Barry […]

Second Crane for Pulp Leader

Condra is to manufacture a second maintenance crane for Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Ordered for turbine maintenance duty, the 25-tonner will join a 12,5/25/12,5ton overhead travelling crane manufactured by Condra last year for one of the mill’s dryer lines, and commissioned in March. Upgrade programme Both cranes are part […]

Cam Clutches for Conveying

Safety regulations demand that the installation of incline conveyor belts must include the fitting and use of one or more devices to prevent run-back or run-on, to prevent injury by materials falling from a conveyor belt,” says Carlo Beukes, BMG’s Power Transmission Business Unit Manager.  “The BMG team works closely with engineers in the sugar […]

‘Moves What Matters’ Rebranding

‘Konecranes Moves What Matters’ is the newly launched branding for Konecranes, a global leader in the manufacture of materials handling equipment. With an eye on their future strategic growth ambitions, the company undertook a rebranding that would be representative of their values, services, technical expertise and the positive impact they play throughout the industries they […]

New Heavy-duty Scalping Screen

Superior Industries, a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems has announced another advancement in its lineup of Guardian horizontal screens with a brand-new heavy duty scalping model. The new HD scalping screen handles a maximum feed size of 18-inches (457mm). This surpasses its medium-duty predecessor, which maxes out at […]

Wheeled Plant Concept

With the newly-introduced Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP) concept from Weir Minerals Africa, crushing contractors in Africa can now move and transport their crushing and screening plants from one site to other with great ease, boosting productivity and reducing costs.  According to Tiisetso Masekwameng, General Manager – Crushing and Screening Products at Weir Minerals Africa, […]

Performance with Scientific Precision

Mines are constantly seeking solutions that not only enhance operational effectiveness but also ensure environmental compliance and safety. Weba Chute Systems has emerged as a leader in this space, offering a scientifically-backed approach to measuring the performance improvements of their custom-engineered chute systems, ensuring customers can witness firsthand the reduction in total cost of ownership. […]

Upgraded Cone Crusher Range

Sandvik Rock Processing is introducing its upgraded 800i cone crusher series. A major talking point is the new ACS-c 5 automation and connectivity system, which integrates the capabilities of all of Sandvik’s crusher modules and subsystems into a single automation system.  The upgraded Sandvik 800i cone crusher series is now available globally, confirms Nils-Peter Ahlqvist, […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

What a great meeting of the SAIMH and CMA Joint Forum on 10 April. It was good to see somany from industry attending to hear interesting presentations from Graham Shortt, SimonCurry and Bruce Watts. The next Joint Forum meeting is scheduled for August, so watch this space! Congratulations to our new batch of achievers of […]

Refurbishment Makes a Lot of Sense

A 40-ton electric overhead travelling crane manufactured and commissioned 39 years ago is being refurbished at Condra’s main factory in Germiston, just a few months short of the machine’s ruby anniversary. The 21-metre-span double-girder crane is used for maintenance duties at an Mpumalanga power station. Its three-week overhaul and refurbishment will ensure continued operation into […]