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Modern Quarrying Jan-Feb 2018

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ModernQuarrying JanFeb 2018Modern Quarrying’s Q1 / 2018 issue is in print. To see what this issue contains, simply click on the headline and you’ll be directed to the full article.

Epiroc takes mining and civil engineering stage

To enable further growth, Atlas Copco has emerged into two separate groups of companies, Atlas Copco and Epiroc. Globally, the entire Mining & Rock Excavation Technique Business Area together with the Hydraulic Attachment Tools Division of Atlas Copco has become part of Epiroc, while the industrial segment remains with Atlas Copco. Building on 144 years of history, Epiroc’s roots are in Atlas Copco, a company known for sustainability, innovation, high ethical standards and quality products and service.

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Conveyor belt safety in the 21st Century – Part II

Published: 05 February 2018

by Jaco Swartz, Legislative Compliance Specialists (Pty) Ltd Part 1 of the above paper published in the November 2017 issue of Modern Quarrying discussed the reasons behind health and safety legislation...

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Scania solutions tailored for optimal uptime

Published: 05 February 2018

Vehicles in Scania’s construction range are rugged, robust and reliable. Known for their excellent manoeuvrability and handling, they are well suited for hard work in the most challenging conditions. Key...

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Local quarryman blasts rock in Ireland

Published: 05 February 2018

It is always lovely to hear about our quarrymen who have made good in other parts of the world, and a while back Eike Grunwald, whom many of our older...

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Aspasa – the voice of the industry

Published: 05 February 2018

As this is the first issue of the year, Modern Quarrying would like to reiterate the importance of joining an association like Aspasa, and to underline the advantages, which include:

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Transfer points can contribute to maintenance costs

Published: 05 February 2018

Although transfer points potentially contribute to some of the highest maintenance costs on a mine, engineers seldom view transfer systems as a critical element of the minerals processing system. So...

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Kloppers joins SA Hall of Fame

Published: 05 February 2018

FLSmidth board member and former CEO of BHP Marius Kloppers, was recently inaugurated in the South Africa Mining Hall of Fame by the Joburg Mining Indaba 2017 in South Africa.

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Governments are prime owners of construction projects in Africa

Published: 05 February 2018

The 2017 edition of Deloitte’s Africa Construction Trends report, which looks at the regions and sectors that have been the driving force for construction across Africa, has been released.

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Unroadworthy truck stats on the rise

Published: 05 February 2018

This month I am writing about another subject not being efficiently addressed by the authorities, if at all; and that is the increasing number of unroadworthy trucks that are on...

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H&I group keeps its head up in difficult times.

Published: 05 February 2018

Great Karoo Crushing (GKC) was formed in 1999 as a joint venture between Haw & Inglis (H&I) and the then Worcester-based Prima Klipbrekers (Afrimat) to fulfil the material requirements of...

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Epiroc takes mining and civil engineering stage

Published: 05 February 2018

To enable further growth, Atlas Copco has emerged into two separate groups of companies, Atlas Copco and Epiroc. Globally, the entire Mining & Rock Excavation Technique Business Area together with...

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Manage risk better says SRK

Published: 02 February 2018

With Africa still low on the global mining risk rankings, explorers and developers being drawn back into the continent by the commodity price recovery would be wise to step carefully...

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Sandvik’s UJ540 jaw crusher sets the bar

Published: 08 January 2018

The Sandvik UJ540 mobile jaw crusher has been designed for the most demanding hard rock applications. This tracked jaw crusher is compact, versatile and fuel efficient, which reduces overall operating...

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Eco-friendly dust suppressants from Chryso

Published: 08 January 2018

Chryso Southern Africa has launched a new range of dust suppressants locally developed by the company specifically for the sealing of dirt roads on the African continent. The new Chryso...

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Pilot Crushtec lights up opencast operations

Published: 08 January 2018

In addition to marketing its specialist range of crushing and screening products, Pilot Crushtec International has made significant strides in the marketing of its Generac range of Tower Light mobile...

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Bell Equipment enters tipper truck market

Published: 08 January 2018

Southern Africa's largest homegrown material handling equipment supplier, Bell Equipment, has announced it is entering the southern African tipper truck market through a partnership with KAMAZ, a Russian-based industry leader...

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Martin Engineering’s innovative dust control strategy

Published: 08 January 2018

A global UK provider of quicklime and chalk products has resolved a significant fugitive material problem by implementing state-of-the-art containment and dust suppression on one of its primary limestone conveyors...

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Draft FP Regulations published

Published: 04 December 2017

by Garyn Rapson (partner) and Kirsty Kilner (senior associate), Webber Wentzel On Friday 10 November 2017, the Minister of Environmental Affairs published the 'Proposed Regulations Pertaining to the Financial Provision for...

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Pilot Crushtec launches new products

Published: 04 December 2017

Pilot Crushtec International has always been open about its policies and operations, not to mention meticulous in the organisation of its events and Thursday 19 October 2017 was no exception...

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Women in Surface Mining

Published: 04 December 2017

Aspasa has been conducting workshops on employment equity together with the requirements for the Mining Charter. It believes that one of the issues that needs addressing is that of women...

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Afrimat CEO receives top award

Published: 04 December 2017

Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden has been named winner of the EY Southern Africa World Entrepreneur Award™ for 2017 in the Master Category. He will go on to represent Southern...

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Kemach deal boosts CSA hubs and RPCs

Published: 04 December 2017

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has welcomed Kemach Equipment on board as an official supplier on a three-year contract which will run until October 2020.

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Thriving against all odds

Published: 22 November 2017

The difference between success and failure in the surface mining industry can often relate to the attitude of the owners and employees of the company rather than the state of...

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Chamber notes High Court judgment

Published: 22 November 2017

The Chamber of Mines has noted the judgment handed down on 14 November 2017 by the High Court in terms of which two parties, CALS and LHR (acting on behalf...

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New ideas for blast practitioners

Published: 22 November 2017

South Africa’s ‘pockets of excellence’ needed to be carefully protected and nurtured if the country wants to remain a competitive economic player in the global economy, warns futurist and scenario...

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ARME to apply for mining rights

Published: 22 November 2017

Gauteng-based phosphate and limestone producer Adelaide Ruiters Mining & Exploration (ARME) is applying for mining rights for its proposed phosphate mine between Vredenburg and Saldanha.

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Burma Plant Hire expands fleet

Published: 25 October 2017

A restructuring and fleet renewal programme at Cape Town-based Burma Plant Hire has put the company on track for further growth in the construction, mining and other sectors. Significantly, the...

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Bell and Lonagro team up

Published: 25 October 2017

Bell Equipment, as part of its group strategy to grow its independent dealer network in select markets, reports that Lonagro Mozambique has been appointed its exclusive dealer in Mozambique and...

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New heavy tipper from Scania to reduce quarry haulage costs

Published: 25 October 2017

 As South Africa’s mining and quarrying sector struggles to reduce costs and sustain profitability, Scania’s new heavy tipper promises to change the in-pit haulage landscape with its robust, economical and...

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Conveyor belt safety in the 21st century

Published: 25 October 2017

The regulation of the safe use of belt conveyor systems in the South African mining industry has a history as old as the mining industry in South Africa itself. Where...

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Aspasa substantially broadens membership umbrella

Published: 25 October 2017

Aspasa is a well-known brand name and one that is synonymous with action on behalf of its members. However, its work in representing the industry to create a safe, sustainable...

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Quality dolerite no problem for Howards Quarry

Published: 25 October 2017

High quality dolerite aggregate from B&E International’s Howards Quarry at eMalahleni is keeping Much Asphalt’s nearby static plant well stocked to produce asphalt for the N4 highway project and developments...

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Mining solutions provider sets the benchmark

Published: 25 October 2017

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology recently supplied, installed and commissioned a CS440 secondary stage crusher at Afrimat’s Lyttelton Dolomite operation in Centurion.

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Wirtgen SA debuts new triple-deck mobile screen

Published: 16 October 2017

Wirtgen South Africa has introduced the new Kleemann Mobiscreen MS 953 EVO triple-deck mobile classifying screen to its southern African customers. Characterised by short tooling times, good transport and quick...

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Planning for successful mine closure

Published: 16 October 2017

Doing no harm to the environment is becoming a conscious movement around the globe and in the mining sector this mantra becomes infinitely more complicated in the context of leaving...

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Cesa concerned about under-maintained infrastructure

Published: 16 October 2017

The third South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Infrastructure Report Card (IRC) gives South Africa’s state-owned infrastructure an overall grade of D+.

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Bobcat attachment simplifies tyre handling

Published: 16 October 2017

Handling tyres with diameters from 36" to 90" is now a safe, simple, and efficient operation thanks to a new Industrial Wheel Mover attachment introduced locally by Bobcat Equipment South...

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Contact Modern Quarrying

Title: Editor
Name: Dale Kelly
Email: dalek@crown.co.za
Phone: 083 419 9162


Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Bennie Venter
Email: benniev@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622-4770
Fax: (011) 615-6108

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