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, […]

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, […]

Global Technology for Local Impact

Driving its leading technology through a pure play mining strategy, FLSmidth has been optimising its footprint to be closer to customers with local solutions and expertise. Alistair McKay, FLSmidth’s Head of Site and Service Sales Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East & South Asia (SSAMESA), highlights the CORE’26 mission at the centre of this strategy. CORE’26, […]

Avoiding ‘Patchwork’ Maintenance 

While well-maintained mining equipment is key for reliable operations, maintenance work itself is prone to risk. The nature and scale of mining systems by default enhances the presence of various commonly-known critical risks, eg, falling from height, handling/lifting, confined spaces, entanglement, stored energy or electricity during operations and maintenance. Often however, solutions based on ongoing lessons learned […]

Two Machines in One

Mining contractor, Zizwe Opencast Mining has taken delivery of the first Metso Lokotrack LT200HPS supplied by Pilot Crushtec with a hanging screen in southern Africa

First SA-manufactured Screen Package

Sandvik Rock Processing has marked a significant step in its expansion across Africa with the successful completion of its first South African-manufactured screen package. This milestone project was undertaken at the company’s Spartan facility in Johannesburg, which already produces the Kwatani and Schenck products as part of Sandvik’s screening solutions offering. The capability to also […]

Large Hybrid Crushing Solutions

Amid an evolving market landscape, customers in southern Africa are increasingly turning to larger mobile crushers and hybrid solutions, observes Francois Marais, Sales and Marketing Director at Pilot Crushtec.  In the past three to four years, says Francois, there has been a noticeable preference for bigger mobile crushers such as Metso Outotec’s Lokotrack LT120 jaw […]

High Efficiency Mobile Trommels

Crushing and screening giant, ELB Equipment, has completed the minerals processing equipment cycle with the addition of a complete range of high efficiency trommels from MDS. These track, static and recycling trommels, as well as apron feeders, are quick and can handle a wide range of media including blasted rock and riprap, as well as […]

Best Growth in its History

South African based vibrating screen and feeder original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani reports that orders for its equipment have surged in recent months to record levels, with orders coming not only from South Africa and the southern African region but also overseas markets.  “The current level of business is the best we’ve ever seen since […]

Cone Crusher Performance Perfected

Having spent a large part of his time developing the two-foot cone crusher as a superior alternative to traditional machines, Leon Venter, designer and founder of Crush Force, came up against a challenge when repetitive failures of a seemingly insignificant bush began to occur on a test machine that was being trialled in a hard […]