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Aim for zero harm on surface mines

Surface mining association, Aspasa, believes more needs to be done by all stakeholders within the industry if industry-wide “Zero Harm” targets are to be met by 2020.

A leap of faith leads to mining success

The Khomo's worked abroad for several years and came back with a suitcase full of great ideas - one of those ideas was identifying an opportunity for mining solutions through contract mining

Agile mining operations integrate data systems

One of the main take aways from this year' s Electra Mining Africa exhibition is that digitalisation and automation is the future of mining globally

Anglo American's Greenside Colliery portable skills programme creates sustainable employment opportunities

Anglo American's Greenside Colliery has initiated a portable skills training programme for employees, contractors and members of the local community.

Anglo American Platinum partners with Komatsu on ICT infrastructure hub for mining community

Anglo American Platinum and Komatsu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner in jointly designing, building and funding an ICT training, internet café and mechanical hub in Ga-Molekana village, Mogalakwena

Aeolus tyres provide quality and performance

To date more than 700 pcs AEOLUS 27.00R49 AE46/E4 have been delivered to end users in 12 countries, and the performance is very popular with the customers

Amendment of the Financial Regulations, 2015: Offshore oil & gas rights holders to comply by February 2024

In mid-April, the Minister of Environmental Affairs amended the Financial Provisioning Regulations, 2015 to extend the transitional period to comply with these Regulations for holders of offshore oil or gas exploration or production rights to 19 February 2024

Atlas Copco 8 Series is compact, lightweight and mobile

Designed for secure integration into utility trucks and other OEM applications, the Utility range incorporates the latest advances in Atlas Copco's pioneering air element design, offering improved efficiency, unmatched reliability, increased machine lifetime and longer service intervals.

Atlas Copco's Attachment Tools division joins Epiroc

On 1 January 2018, the Hydraulic Attachment Tools division within Atlas Copco became part of Epiroc, the company that Atlas Copco plans to dividend out in mid-2018.

Atlas Copco to acquire SA exploration manufacturing business

Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire the assets of Renegade Drilling Supplies Proprietary Ltd.

A ruggedised, portable, smart power quality analyser from Megger

The MPQ2000 Megger Portable Power Quality Analyser addresses the international IEC61000, IEEE1159, IEEE519 and EN50160 series of power quality and delivery standards used around the world.

Atlas Copco helps to engineer a bright future for Wits mining students

Atlas Copco South Africa sponsored warm clothing to support Wits final fourth year mining engineering students on their 2017 mine tour.

Atlas Copco shares technology expertise with Wits Mining Engineering students

Atlas Copco hosted WITS Mining Engineering Honours Students to a visit of Atlas Copco Jet Park facilities for some on the job experience.

Altaaqa Global installs gas power plants in 21 days in Cameroon

Altaaqa Global installed state-of-the-art gas engine generators to ensure that the power plants are not only dependable but also environmentally friendly. In recognition of the worldwide emission requirements, Altaaqa Global engineered its gas generators to only emit 250 mg/Nm3 even without after-treatment.

Atlas Copco hydraulic breakers for lighter applications

The Atlas Copco EC hydraulic breakers are available in three ranges: The small EC 40T - 80T range is ideal for construction, renovating, gardening or landscaping; the EC100T - 135T range for medium to heavy day-to-day breaking tasks typically found in demolition, trenching, quarrying and earthworks applications and the T140T - 155T range for heavier applications.

Advanced technology for radio systems

Booyco Electronics' Remcon radio system is primarily used to transport data arising from remote monitoring of areas

Monitoring data from remote areas

An array of new and established offerings from Joest

An array of new and established offerings from Joest is on display at the company’s stand at this year’s Electra Mining.

Vibrating equipment

Advanced continuous miner and dragline simulators from ThoroughTec

Global advanced training simulator provider, ThoroughTec Simulation is demonstrating its new CYBERMINE continuous miner and dragline simulators at Electra Mining Africa

Advanced training simulator

A wide range of services from Set Point Group

Represented by seven distinct divisions, the Set Point Group is exhibiting various mining related services and products at Electra Mining this year

Meter Systems

Additional BMR winders for shafts in Zambia

FLSmidth will now supply BMR winders at Glencore's Mopani Copper Mines' Synclinorium shaft in Zambia

BMR winders

Advanced new drive solutions being launched at Electra Mining Africa 2014

SEW-Eurodrive will introduce MAXOLUTION, girth gears, MOVI4R-U frequency inverter and the MOVITRAC LTP-B frequency inverter at Electra Mining. All of these provide customers with application solutions and automation for any area of their business.

Advanced locally manufactured oily water separator enters mining sector

A first-of-its kind locally developed oily water separator solution is being officially launched at Electra Mining 2014 by leading environmental management expert Procon Environmental Technologies.

Oily water separator

Acquisition by B&E will propel Comar's presence into the African continent

Comar designs and manufactures complete batch and continuous asphalt plants as well as a range of plant components. To date Comar has supplied asphalt plants to Malawi, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius and Madagascar.

Recycled asphalt pavement

Atlas Copco releases DM 30 II for mid-range rotary blast hole market

The latest in the rugged and reliable Drillmaster (DM) line from Atlas Copco is the DM 30 Mark II. Manufactured in Nanjing, China, the DM 30 II is suited for both rotary and DTH applications with low and high pressure compressor options.

Mining equipment

A brighter future for safety with mine-spec light towers

The mining sector often requires mobile high-quality lighting in areas where suitable conventional lighting is not available. Allmand Maxi-Lite mine-spec light towers are available from Lambson’s Hire and ensure that safety issues regarding lighting are avoided.

mine-spec light towers

Atlas Copco launches 18-tonne underground loader

Scooptram ST18 underground loader from Atlas Copco

Underground loaders

Atlas Copco to launch mobile equipment for "opening holes" in mines

Atlas Copco introduces the Easer, a mobile rig that can perform both box hole boring and down-reaming, as well as conventional raise boring with a hole diameter of 1200mm.

Easer mobile rig

An underground economy

Botswana hosted Electra Mining Botswana during September 2013. Voltex showcased technologically-advanced products such as power-saving devices, generators and transformers, circuit breakers and distribution boards.

Power-saving devices

Advanced conveyor for Sasol

Sandvik has designed one of the world’s largest and most challenging single drive conveyors as a complete integrated mining system to convey materials from the mining face to the Sasol’s coal-to-liquid facility on the other side of town.

Handling conveyer

Allightsykes launches its LED tower

Designed and produced by AllightSykes, an Australian original equipment manufacturer (OEM) based in Perth, the new MS9 is the first LED lighting tower with in-built durability required to withstand rugged mining and construction environments.

Mobile lighting tower

Atlas Copco introduces Reverse Circulation kit for the DM45 and DML mid-range blasthole drills

The Atlas Copco Reverse Circulation kit for the DM45 and DML mid-range blasthole drills offers the added dimension of in-pit grade control. A number of components are included with the optional kit, which can also be retrofitted on drills currently in the field.

Reverse Circulation kit

Atlas Copco two-stage GR110 & 200 compressor series - optimum performance when the pressure is on

: The two-stage GR110 and 200 oil-injected screw compressor series is an efficient package for applications that demand higher air pressure applications

Oil-injected screw compressor