Compact Cranes Go Underground

Condra has won the crane and hoist order for Mupani Mine, one of several Zimplats operations in the mineral-rich Hartley Geographical Complex, Zimbabwe. Situated southwest of Harare, Mupani is undergoing an upgrade to replace production at Rukodzi and Ngwarati mines, and part of Mupfuti Mine. These are projected to deplete over the next six years. […]

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 […]

Seldom Optimal on Start-up

“The role of transfer chutes in a plant is traditionally underestimated. Based on our decades of experience, a significant portion of plant downtime is generally attributable to transfer chutes, be it through blockages, spillage or high chute wear,” says Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems . “That’s why chutes should never be considered […]

Radar-Based Monitoring for Belt Systems

Continental is taking another step towards predictive maintenance and condition monitoring in conveyor belt technology by launching the new Conti Load Sense monitoring system. The system is based on 2D radar technology and measures the material flow on the conveyor belt. It can be used in almost all industries where conveyor belt systems are in […]

Out with Metal Bearings: in with Plastic

German polymer bearing manufacturer, igus, has launched a range of ultra-durable spherical insert bearings to replace steel roller bearings in heavy-duty applications. Using advanced tribology to eliminate the requirement for lubrication, the corrosion resistant bearings are ideally suited for most applications, with particularly exciting applications in conveyors, clean applications, manufacturing, concrete, steel and a host […]

Crusher and Screen on a Single Chassis

The popularity of mobile plants which host a crusher and a screen on a single chassis is testament to the benefits they deliver to the market; but the design should not compromise production performance. This is according to Charl Marais, Pilot Crushtec’s sales manager for South Africa, who highlights how the Metso LT220D embodies an […]