Drive for RBCT Stacker Reclaimer

Hagglunds Drives South Africa, a Bosch Rexroth Company, recently commenced with a retrofit project on the bucket wheel of a stacker reclaimer at Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). The project, acquired via a tender process, was realised late in 2022 which entailed replacing a gearbox drive solution with a direct drive solution from Hägglunds Drives […]

Centralised Servicing and Supply

Konecranes and Demag (Pty) Ltd, one of South Africa’s leaders in the design and supply of lifting equipment, recently moved to new premises in Linbro Park, Sandton. The new premises will offer customers a more centralised servicing and supply facility with easier access from all of the major industrial hubs in the Gauteng region. Ian […]

Global Technology for Local Impact

“We go to the market through our five regional structures around the world, which deliver sales, service and order execution,” says Alistair McKay, FLSmidth’s Head of Site and Service Sales Sub Saharan Africa, Middle East & South Asia (SSAMESA), “The regions are in turn supported by our global organisation and its leading product lines. 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 […]

Critical Energy-saving Features

According to BMG electromechanical specialists, the electric motor is known as the workhorse in the mining and industrial sectors and plays a critical role in ensuring optimum productivity at every plant. But a major problem associated with electric motors, is they are mostly not optimised for maximum efficiency. “It is estimated that almost two thirds […]

New Methanol-powered Vessels

The Unifeeder Group has signed a long-term time-charter agreement for two new methanol-capable container feeder vessels and has an option for an additional two similar vessels.

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 […]

Energy Solutions for DRC Mine 

As part of Ivanhoe Mines’ refurbishment of the historic Kipushi Zinc-Copper Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zest WEG will be supplying a range of electrical and energy solutions. Ivanhoe Mines acquired its 68% interest in the Kipushi Project in November 2011; the balance of 32% is held by the DRC’s state-owned mining […]

Environmentally-friendly Bulk Bags

Conceptainer, specialists in the design and local manufacture of labelling, packaging, transport and storage solutions, has developed solutions to protect product integrity and for efficient handling, stacking and storage. The company’s extensive range of products includes Tellap pallet-free bulk bags, collapsible thrift bins, stillage boxes, label holders, Polypropylene repair bag tape and anti-static Polypropylene corrugated […]

Mine Winding Ropes

Becker Mining, a leading provider of custom-made, quality mining rope attachment, in a joint venture with verope mining, now offers the latest steel wire rope design suited for both drum and friction winders. Says Tom Searle of Capital, Becker Mining SA, “This advanced rope attachment system, which meets stringent quality and safety standards, is custom-designed […]