World’s Fastest Charging System for Haul Trucks

“It is clear that the energy needs of modern mines simply cannot be met sustainably with diesel machinery alone. We work hand-in-hand with our clients and partners to convert existing mines from fossil fuel energy to all electric,” says Erik Pretorius, Head of Sales: Africa and Australia, ABB. ABB Ability eMine makes the all-electric mine […]

Driving Towards Net-zero

The move from traditional energy sources to more diverse energy platforms that are green, reusable and have a measurably reduced environmental impact can potentially see an increase in demand for the specific resources and minerals required to develop these solutions.  This is an added benefit to a sector that itself is currently undergoing an extensive […]

Lubricants for Large Mining Operations

Failure to use the correct lubricants in mining equipment increases maintenance costs and leads to more downtime and production losses. Fuchs Lubricants has been a trusted partner of the global mining industry for more than 85 years. “Our comprehensive range of lubricants for surface and underground applications meets extreme demands,” comments Dave Gons of Fuchs […]

Top Energy Trends for Miners

Aggreko’s Global Head of Mining, Rod Saffy, says while miners are embracing the global energy transition, some are unsure where to begin. “For some miners it’s about knowing where to start and they may be weighing up the cost, risk and threat of new technology in the future. Fortunately, technology isn’t in the same place […]

Seamless energy and data supply

Seamless energy and data supply

The SR-Express range from Powermite, which forms part of Conductix-Wampfler’s global SR series of spring cable reels, is engineered to meet the energy and data supply requirements of moving machinery including overhead bridge cranes, gantries, mobile tables, aerial ladders, lifts, elevators and elevated work platforms. “Superior product quality is fundamental to reliable performance which in […]

Compressed air on the back of truck

Compressed air on the back of truck

Featuring a compact, rugged design and extended service intervals, the 8 Series Utility portable compressor range has been specially engineered and developed by Atlas Copco for secure integration into utility trucks and other OEM applications in the mining and construction sectors. Ian van der Walt, sales manager at Atlas Copco Power Technique dealer, Airlif Compressors, […]

Aftermarket service – the key to success

Aftermarket service - the key to success

The secret to Cummins’ ongoing success in Africa and the Middle East is its extensive aftermarket support and well-established distribution network throughout the continent. This is according to newly-appointed Cummins Distribution Director, Kwame Gyan-Tawiah. Apart from recently launching the Power Hub in Waterfall City, Johannesburg, Cummins has a Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) for Southern Africa, […]

Celebrating 90 years of Business in SA

Celebrating 90 years of Business in SA

BMG which acquired FPT Distribution SA (Fenner Power Transmission) over 20 years ago celebrated Fenner’s 90th year of business in South Africa last year. “The BMG team is proud to be the exclusive distributors of Fenner products, which have been manufactured in South Africa for longer than any other power transmission brand,” says Carlo Beukes, […]

energy efficient motors


Stricter international regulations have meant that all two-, four- and six-pole asynchronous motors with a power rating of 7.5 kW to 375 kW must meet the requirements of energy-efficiency class IE3 in the European Union (EU).While South Africa does not face the same regulatory pressure as the EU, SEW-Eurodrive has decided to raise the benchmark […]

Self-Generated Power

Remote projects that are far from national power grids will tend to pay a premium for generating their own energy; so they need to plan carefully to use it as efficiently as they can. This is the advice of Zest WEG Group CEO, Louis Meiring, who emphasises the opportunities presented by modern technology to reduce […]