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Skyriders aims to be preferred work-at-height service provider in Africa

Skyriders Access Specialists aims to become the preferred work-at-height and confined-space service provider on the African continent. It offers various solutions to all heavy industrial sectors, including mining.

Sykes dewatering pumps offer reliability to coal mining operation

Integrated Pump Rental report that one of its surface coal mining clients recently purchased eight Sykes CP 150 self-priming diesel driven pumps from the company.

Schneider Electric welcomes new vice president for Buildings Southern Africa

Schneider Electric has appointed James Calmeyer as its new vice president for their Southern Africa Buildings division.

Sudor Coal installs Booyco PDS for safer mining

Sudor Coal mining operation in Mpumalanga has implemented a state-of-the-art proximity detection system from Booyco Electronics.

Severe-service valves for demanding tailings applications

AR Controls successfully supplied and maintained large installed bases of DeZurik KSV sever-service knife gate valves on the Zambian Copper Belt in demanding tailings applications.

Sophisticated design meets stringent safety specs in Kito ER2 electric chain hoists

Becker Mining South Africa secures order from Klevan Mining for two T Kito electric chain hoists with motorised trolleys

Sustainable, safe and profitable underground mining with automation technology

Atlas Copco explains why automation technology can promote productivity and reduce expenses in mining operations

South African distributor takes African mining to new heights

SA French supplied a new Potain Tower Crane (Potain MCT205), with increased capabilities, like a new power control function, to a gold mine in Mali.

SA French says hoists gain traction for vertical movement on sites

Hoists supplied by SA French incorporate advanced security safety including speed regulators and an overspeed emergency braking systems.

Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists lead the way with innovative design concepts

A South African company is one of four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 by utilising high-strength steel to the limit.

Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists lead the way with innovative design concepts

A South African company is one of four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 by utilising high-strength steel to the limit.

Sandvik to unlock Zambian copper ore body

Sandvik Zambia, will supply automation applications to Chambishi copper mine as well as equipment, services, training and the company's unique Trans4Mine optimisation programme.

Sandvik enables automation that mines are ready for

Sandvik AutoMine Loading Lite is a simple, single loader automation solution that helps ensure safer operation and high productivity.

Solution for installing HDPE piping underground in tight spaces

Plasson Line 87 from Incledon is a perfect solution for the installation of 110 mm HDPE piping underground in tight and hard-to-reach places.

Shaw Controls and Zest WEG for design and manufacture an E-House for Zibulo Colliery

The steel E-House from Shaw Controls for underground applications in mines is an excellent alternative to building brick and mortar substations

Sandvikís Zambia support centre growing

After opening new premises in Kitwe, Zambia, Sandvik Mining has improved throughput of repairs and slashed delivery times

Sandvik Mining Zambian support centre

Steel arch support sets designed especially for friable ground in tunnels

Becker Mining manufactures steel arch supports designed for friable ground in tunnel applications, haulages, incline shaft portals and special shafts

Steel arches

South African designed handheld sensor makes gas monitoring in mines easy

The ESI Smart Sensor - a compact sensing unit, weighing only 1.8 kg - has the ability to measure one of 15 different gases from a single controller. The gas detection device is manufactured by Booyco Electronics.

Second service workshop for Secunda facility

AESPUMP recently opened a second dedicated workshop at its Secunda facility, this one to service Sundyne machines and magnetic drive pumps from subsidiaries HMD and Ansimag

AESPUMP service facility

Safety first in new product range

The TwinSAFE product range from Beckhoff offers intelligent solutions on the basis of the Safety-over-EtherCAT protocol

Safety mechanisms

Significant growth for Zest WEG Group

In January this year the Zest WEG Group established its second Small Works Facility

Small Works Facility

SEW-Eurodrive experts present company innovations

At the 2014 Electra Mining Africa, drive automation specialists SEW-Eurodrive will have its experts at the SAIMechE soapbox sessions

Drive automation specialists

Steel industry related app launched!

The Robor app means that people out in the field to have easy access to Robor's steel products and services, as well as other useful industry related offerings, such as Steel Calculations, Steel Specifications and Smart Tools.

Steel products

SNC-Lavalin completes Phase 4 of KCC Kamoto Project

Katanga Mining's Kamoto Copper Company expansion project in the Democratic Republic of Congo required an integrated engineering solution to complete restoration of the plant to full operational capacity. SNC-Lavalin has now completed Phase 3 and 4 of this project.

Expansion project

Shantui expands its mining reach after launching new 48-ton excavator

The Shantui SE480 excavator features all the specifications required for mining applications, with performance meeting and even exceeding that of better known brands. It is available at a substantially lower price than its competitors.

48-ton SE480 excavator

Safe communication in hazardous mine areas

Locally developed intrinsically safe barriers by Booyco Electronics pave the way for safe communication in hazardous mine areas. They are approved for ETH, USB and RS485 based equipment and complement the company's ISS (Intrinsically Safe Solutions) product range.

intrinsically safe barriers

Sandvik DH350: Simple and smart for top productivity

The Sandvik DH350 is a diesel-powered, crawler-mounted down-the-hole drilling rig ideal for civil engineering, aggregate, cement and limestone quarries as well as open pit mines.

Surface Drilling Rig

SAIMechE: Public sector must develop own professional engineering resources

The single key issue that needs to be addressed is ensuring that the public sector is sufficiently skilled in their professional engineering resources, in order to be able to implement the National Infrastructure Plan and, in the longer term, the National Development Plan (NDP).

Professional engineering resources

SNC-Lavalin's pyrometallurgy team in South Africa ideally positioned

SNC-Lavalinís South African pyrometallurgy team comprises about 18 specialists, engineers and designers with full 3D-design capability specialising in custom designed pyrometallurgical plants and equipment.

Pyrometallurgical plants and equipment

SEW Eurodrive expands its reach within the African conveying industry

The X Series helical and helical-bevel gear units from SEW Eurodrive have contributed to the growth of the company in the conveying industry in Africa, particularly in the coal mining and platinum industries, as well as for micro-breweries.

X Series helical and helical-bevel gear unit

Safe underground communication

The WRAP from Becker Mining in South Africa ensures reliable, safe and efficient communication underground with a high speed backbone and a versatile design, ensuring a combination of communications backbones can be used to optimise the system.

WRAP (Wireless Router Access Point)