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Capital Equipment News August 2018

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 Capital Equipment News August 2018On the cover:

SDLG customers in southern Africa can look forward to increased ‘reliability in action’ the OEM promises following Babcock’s introduction of three new models – the B877F backhoe loader, G9220 VHP motor grader and L958F wheel loader – benefitting from a radical feature upgrade compared with their predecessors.

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Manitowoc delivers five new Grove GMK4090 to Mammoet

Published: 21 August 2018

Dutch heavy duty logistics company Mammoet has purchased five new Grove GMK4090 all-terrain cranes from the Manitowoc factory in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The GMK4090 was launched in Q3 2017 and Mammoet...

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Interview: Wang Xiaohui of SDLG discusses China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative

Published: 21 August 2018

General Manager of SDLG Import and Export Company, Wang Xiaohui, explains the implications of China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) – dubbed a 21st Century reinvention of the revolutionary Silk...

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The right crane in just a few clicks with Konecranes’ Crane Advisor

Published: 20 August 2018

Konecranes has introduced the new advice tool, Crane Advisor, in English in the United Kingdom – and launched its STORE in additional countries.

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Metric pioneers remanufacture of loco diesel engines

Published: 20 August 2018

In an engineering first for South Africa, Germiston-based Metric Automotive Engineering is conducting the full remanufacture of two large locomotive engine blocks and oil pans on behalf of a large...

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New compressors keep mining industry safe and cool under pressure

Published: 17 August 2018

Mining is a tough environment, combining harsh physical conditions, long operational hours and cost pressures. Evolving compressed air technologies are increasingly playing a vital role in mining processes including exploration...

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Multotec is first up for SABS local content verification

Published: 17 August 2018

Leading South African mineral processing equipment manufacturer Multotec has taken the pioneering step of having its local content verified by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS), in line with...

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Mining transformation – the time is right, the technology is here

Published: 16 August 2018

By Sudip Chaudhuri, Global lead for Natural Resources, Wipro Limited The time is right for mining companies globally to move past siloed implementation of new technologies and begin investing in integrated...

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Four new Hyundai excavators for Basil Read

Published: 16 August 2018

Basil Read’s mining division has extended its fleet of mobile mining equipment with the addition of four new Hyundai excavators, which have been deployed on a diamond mine in Lesotho.

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Key appointments at Bridgestone SA

Published: 15 August 2018

Bridgestone has announced key appointments to strengthen its operations and the implementation of its business strategy. 

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German machine tool industry maintains record order level

Published: 15 August 2018

In the second quarter of 2018, order bookings in the German machine tool industry increased by 2% compared with the preceding year’s equivalent period. Domestic orders were up by 29%...

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Sandvik’s safety drive to take centre stage at Electra Mining

Published: 14 August 2018

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa will showcase mining solutions which have been developed in conjunction with mines to boost overall safety and productivity across all types of mines...

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Epiroc boosts Mozambican support capability

Published: 14 August 2018

The drive to become a stronger partner and bolster services to customers in Mozambique fuelled the decision by global mining equipment specialist, Epiroc, to relocate to larger premises in Maputo...

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It’s a gas!

Published: 13 August 2018

By Quinton de Villiers It is encouraging to witness the concerted effort made by the international transport industry to develop a cleaner and more reliant fuel source. While electric-hybrid trucks dominated...

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Is construction ready for intelligent automation?

Published: 13 August 2018

Technology has the power to make construction cleaner, smarter and more efficient – yet progress has been slow. How can the industry take full advantage of intelligent automation? Alastair Hayfield...

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Wits courses in earthmoving, maintenance in mining

Published: 09 August 2018

Wits University’s Centre for Mechanised Mining Systems (CMMS) – part of the Wits Mining Institute – will be presenting its popular three-day courses in mechanised earthmoving and maintenance management this...

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Infrastructure specialists welcome return of renewable energy

Published: 09 August 2018

The long-awaited signing of power offtake agreements with independent power producers earlier this year is likely to boost Raubex Infra’s contribution in the renewable energy sector, according to MD Ean...

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AECOM continues to secure major infrastructure contracts in East Africa

Published: 08 August 2018

Integrated infrastructure delivery company, AECOM, continues to secure major contracts in East Africa through its Nairobi office. This forms part of a concerted strategy to target transportation, water and power...

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Konecranes CXT Explorer: a mobile workshop for in the middle of nowhere

Published: 08 August 2018

One of the most innovative products to come from Konecranes recently is the CXT Explorer. It is a combination of a 6,3 t mobile overhead crane, travelling on a gantry...

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Name: Munesu Shoko
Email: capnews@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

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Name: Elmarie Stonell
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