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 […]

UPS for Crane 

Steinweg, a global provider in storage, handling, forwarding, chartering, and commodity logistics, has successfully resolved recurring voltage and power quality challenges plaguing the main crane at its Amanzimtoti, Durban facility thanks to the expertise of Ultimate Electrical Services (UES), a channel partner of ABB. Steinweg’s vital operations depend on the crane, which operates ‘on-demand’ 24/7 […]

No Need for Further Processing

Mobile heavy duty rock trommels have hit the local market for the first time and are about to change the mining and quarrying landscape wherever their efficient screening mechanisms are able to unlock mineral bounty faster and more efficiently. Due to its rotating barrel design, the minerals bearing materials can be manipulated to process easier […]

First Aid Tool for Belts

Continental has developed a mobile app that represents a new way of working with belts. “Make Power Smart” has been running very successfully in North American since summer 2021, and customer feedback has been consistently positive. Now the app is also launching in Europe for Android and iOS. “The app is another important step into […]

Backhoe Loaders Bonanza

In an endeavor to provide a more significant value proposition to its customers, Kemach Equipment, a leader in the sale of backhoe loaders (BHL’s or TLB’s) in the South African region, has joined with BULL to promote its range of the world’s most efficient BHL’s. ‘I am very excited to announce the next chapter in our […]

Distribution and Support Agreement for Zambia

Two and half years ago, Tata International signed an agreement with Afgri Ghana to buy the distribution rights for John Deere agricultural equipment. The success and growth in selling and supporting the full line of John Deere products in Ghana as well as other African countries has resulted in a new strategic decision to invest […]

SCA 4-Way Tipper – A Versatile Tipping Frame Compatible With Most 6 m/20 ft Skeletal Trailers

SCA 4-Way Tipper – A Versatile Tipping Frame Compatible With Most 6 m/20 ft Skeletal Trailers

The Benefits of Road and Rail Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) manufactures niche market container products that ensure safe and efficient off-loading of materials from both rail wagons and road trucks. This equipment improves efficiencies, lowers operating costs and protects product integrity during bulk handling. “SCA focuses on the design of containerised bulk material handling products […]

From The Chairman’s Desk

From The Chairman’s Desk

The CMA is a proud supporter of the IMHC and the Beltcon conferences. If you haven’t already done so, please make a note of the Beltcon 20 conference dates in your diary. The conference takes place at St George Hotel, Centurion, on 31 July and 1 August. Exhibition stands are selling fast and some eager […]

3 TIPS for Meeting Production Targets

3 TIPS for Meeting Production Targets

Mines are dynamic environments with loads of pressure on managers, department heads and procurement officers to keep up the pace. There are three key bases to be covered, if they are to consistently meet daily goals and keep the wheels turning smoothly. 1. Communication vitalGood communication is vital, so that everyone is clear on the […]

Race to the Bottom

According to the PwC Mine 2017 report, the world’s Top 40 miners recovered from a race to the bottom, with bolstered balance sheets and a return to profitability in 2016. The PwC Mine 2017 report was released at the Junior Indaba conference held in Johannesburg on 7 & 8 June. The report analysed 40 of […]