From the Chairman’s Desk

What an eventful year the CMA has had! We celebrated the CMA 50th Anniversary with a dinner and show appropriately named 50 Carat Gold at the Barnyard Theatre recently and Beltcon 21 held in August was a great success.  The bulk materials handling industry were treated to some excellent papers presented by well renowned speakers […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

Two new people were elected to the CMA Board at the AGM in August.  They are Jim Kiewiet of Takraf and Enver Rose of Melco. Both gentlemen bring a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields. Enver takes on the portfolio of Idlers primarily, and supports the portfolios of Pulleys, Education and Training and the […]

Belt Management Package

Becker Mining South Africa has developed a total belt management system package, that ensures absolute reliability and optimum safety of conveyor belts used in surface and underground mining. It encompasses a range of advanced Becker systems, that are known for dependable performance and extended service life in demanding mining conditions. “This comprehensive belt package includes […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

In a time where we all aware of the seemingly never-ending exposure of corruption, this month we draw readers’ attention to the “Code of Ethics” which is adopted by all CMA member companies. General Expectation of Compliance “We have a zero tolerance policy regarding any form of corruption. Clients or prospective clients of our member […]

Reconditioned Submerged Scraper Idlers 

The utilisation of SKF sealed bearings, combined with upgraded internal modifications, reconditioning and locally-manufactured custom seals, has increased the average MTBF (Mean-Time Between Failures) of scraper idlers on a customer’s submerged scraper conveyor (SCC) from 3-6 months to 12-18 months.  The submerged scraper idlers convey water-quenched, hot coarse ash to the front of the SSC […]

Five Reasons to use Energy Chains

Global polymer manufacturer, igus, is steadily making inroads into applications where its energy chains can improve cable management on machines where repetitive linear movements are required. The energy chains usually replace festoon systems on equipment like gantry cranes, tripper cars and can even replace cable reel drums on heavy duty mining machines such as stackers […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

After a break while the world was dealing with Covid, the Beltcon conferences resumed in 2023 with Beltcon 21 held on 2 and 3 August at Emperors Palace Convention Centre. Beltcon conferences are rated the best conveyor event in the world and number one in information-share.  Beltcon 21 certainly lived up to its reputation and […]

Australian Fire Technology for Conveyors

Integrated Fire Technology (IFT), the new trading name of Fogmaker South Africa, has boosted its fire suppression line-up with the addition of QTEC fire suppression solutions. QTEC’s scalable and versatile system provides a fire suppression solution for fixed plant applications such as conveyor belts and diesel and oil storage tanks, as well as large, semi-enclosed […]

A Marked Reduction in Dust 

Custom engineered chute systems have significantly reduced dust levels while increasing productivity at Zimplats. Over the last two decades, Weba Chute Systems has installed 99 of its tailor made transfer points in various applications across the mine and processing plants. These bespoke installations span various applications including conveyor onto conveyor transfer chutes, apron feeder discharge […]

From the Chairman’s Desk

What a great day we had at Bryanston Country Club for the Annual Golf Day.  Team Actom (G Vorster, C Theron, M Borchard, E Mackay) won the trophy, Brelko A (Justin, Andy, Lesley, Kenny) were runners up on 103 points and OE Bearings (Gareth, Byron, Jackie, Xavier) came third on 101 points. Nearest the Pin […]