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Modern Quarrying Q3 2018

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Modern Quarrying Q3 2018On the cover:

Last year’s acquisition of Demaneng, previously known as Diro Manganese Proprietary Limited and Diro Iron Ore Proprietary Limited, gave Afrimat a foot into the commodities market, further allowing the company to expand its already massively diversified product offering. Following the transaction, Afrimat created a new Commodities Segment, adding to its traditional industrial minerals and construction materials portfolio.

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Modern Quarrying: Latest News

Weir Minerals’ mill liner lasts longer

Published: 21 August 2018

Fields results show that the new Vulco® R67 mill lining rubber compound from Weir Minerals delivers an increase in wear life of 20%. With a liner that can run significantly...

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Aury Africa introduces RFID track-and-trace solution for mining

Published: 20 August 2018

Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has introduced a radio-frequency identification (RFID) audit and inspection solution that is ideal for mining applications. These include inspecting plant...

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SRK models sustainable solutions for brine from tailings

Published: 16 August 2018

Working with SRK Consulting colleagues in Vancouver, Canada, SRK Consulting’s office in Cape Town has recently conducted preliminary groundwater modelling to assist a mining client in South America to find...

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Cleaner mines critical to ensuring improved health and safety

Published: 15 August 2018

Mine cleanliness is crucial and should be regarded with the same level of seriousness and consideration as mine safety, says an expert in the field. “The safety of mines and...

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New McCloskey dealer for Zambia and Zimbabwe

Published: 13 August 2018

Screening and crushing equipment manufacturer, McCloskey International, recently welcomed equipment dealer, BL&D Plant Hire & Sales, to its global network of distributors. The company serves Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Material specifiers are dropping the safety and performance ball

Published: 07 August 2018

Specifiers of floor grating often stress the purchase price of the material at the expense of structural integrity and loading capacity. “Cost and price are two separate factors which need...

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Civils in survival mode for 2018, but 2019 holds more hope

Published: 06 August 2018

The construction sector – and particularly civil engineering – will remain in the doldrums for 2018 with hopes for some improvement to begin next year, according to Industry Insight senior...

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Haver & Boecker proves increased screen media longevity through field testing

Published: 03 August 2018

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, offers Ty-Max and Ty-Wire screen media, now with longer wear life proven through extensive field...

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B&E International is industry’s partner in crushing

Published: 02 August 2018

Cost-effective crushing is vital to the competitiveness of mining and quarrying operations, and experienced experts can ensure the right amount of the required product, while reducing the risk of operational...

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Caterpillar delivers 50 000th Cat articulated truck

Published: 01 August 2018

In a year of multiple significant milestones for Cat mining and infrastructure trucks, Caterpillar announces delivery of its 50 000th articulated truck from its Peterlee, UK manufacturing facility. Since the start...

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CDE promotes manufactured sand as the construction material of the future

Published: 31 July 2018

Batu Tiga Quarry Sdn Bhd, YTL Corporation Berhad’s quarry division, operates 15 quarry sites with 25 crushing and screening plants in Peninsular Malaysia, producing more than 21 million tonnes of...

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EvoQuip expands its Cobra range

Published: 30 July 2018

EvoQuip launched the Cobra 290R crusher at the recent Hillhead Exhibition in the UK. The Cobra 290R builds on the success of the Cobra 230. The compact impact crusher provides...

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Staying at the top of water management  

Published: 25 July 2018

The current global demand for water is at the level of 4,500 billion m³ a year and is expected to rise to 6,900 billion m³ by 2030 – therefore, it’s...

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Aspasa acts on quality issues

Published: 24 July 2018

Disagreements over the quality of sand and stone delivered on site may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the intervention of surface mining industry association, Aspasa, whose...

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BenchREMOTE now available for extended Epiroc drill rig range

Published: 23 July 2018

Epiroc’s BenchREMOTE operator station is now available for SmartROC T45 LF, SmartROC C50 and SmartROC CL drill rigs. Previously, BenchREMOTE was only available for SmartROC D50, SmartROC D55, SmartROC D60...

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Terex Washing Systems brings latest technological advancements to market

Published: 20 July 2018

At this year’s Hillhead Show, Terex Washing Systems (TWS) showcased its AggWash 300, a screening, scrubbing, sizing and sand recovery for recyclable aggregates, all on one modular chassis, and Terex...

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Drilling game changers

Published: 18 July 2018

The COP 66 hammer for DTH applications and T-WiZ60 T-thread system for tophammer drilling from Epiroc are defined by efficiency and reliability, two factors that are fundamental in reducing operational...

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Coal ash association joins Aspasa

Published: 16 July 2018

In its ongoing effort to reach out to potential users of coal ash products, the South African Coal Ash Association (SACAA) has joined forces with the well-respected surface mining industry...

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The construction industry – a key partner in the economic integration of Africa

Published: 11 July 2018

By Mokate Ramafoko, PPC Managing Director: International Operations The world recently witnessed the signing of the biggest free trade area by Heads of African Governments in Kigali. Signed in March this...

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Weir Minerals Africa showcases end-to-end solutions

Published: 10 July 2018

Visitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition at Nasrec will be in for a feast of technology at the Weir Minerals Africa stand; particularly hard to miss will be...

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BME expands into United States explosives market

Published: 10 July 2018

South Africa-based explosives company, BME has taken another important step in internationalising its footprint by supplying its market leading AXXIS electronic detonators to customers in the United States.

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Low business confidence for both builders and civil contractors in Q2 2018

Published: 09 July 2018

General building confidence, as measured by the cidb SME business conditions survey, fell by three notches to 33 index points in 2018Q2. Confidence deteriorated as underlying indicators remained at weak...

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Pilot Crushtec International and Metso come up trumps in Zimbabwe

Published: 05 July 2018

Trust in equipment is an essential ingredient in the success of any mining operation, especially when it involves the purchase of pieces of multi-million-rand capital equipment to achieve predetermined production...

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Metso closes its acquisition of P.J. Jonsson och Söner in Sweden

Published: 04 July 2018

Metso has successfully completed its acquisition of the Swedish mobile crushing and screening solution provider P.J. Jonsson och Söner. The agreement regarding the acquisition was announced in April 2018.

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Downward construction activity in Q1 2018 – ACI

Published: 27 June 2018

Afrimat, a leading open pit mining company providing industrial minerals and construction materials, has released the findings of its Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the first quarter of 2018. The...

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AfriSam in Cape N1 upgrade to ease traffic congestion

Published: 27 June 2018

As Cape Town’s highways strain under ever-increasing traffic volumes, AfriSam is working with Cape contractor Martin & East and asphalt giant Much Asphalt to add an extra driving lane to...

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Good partnerships can lower mining contractors’ cycle times

Published: 26 June 2018

When planning and implementing load-haul mining contracts, the importance of close cooperation between contractor and customer cannot be over-emphasised, says Graeme Campbell, commercial and operations manager of Raubex Group company...

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New CDE A900 AquaCycle water recycling system for mines and quarries

Published: 25 June 2018

CDE, a global leading provider of materials wet processing equipment for quarries, mines and recycling operations, announces that it is introducing the AquaCycle A900 thickener to complement its range of...

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New technical application specialist at Haver & Boecker

Published: 22 June 2018

Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, has appointed Sydney Page as a technical applications specialist. Page helps processing customers increase efficiencies...

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CDE helps sand quarry up product offering and production

Published: 20 June 2018

Located in the countryside of Brinon-sur-Sauldre, close to Orleans, the Sablière du Val de Loire quarry is preparing to double its production from 60 000 to 120 000 tonnes annually...

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New Cat 814K wheel dozer rolls in

Published: 18 June 2018

The new Cat 814K wheel dozer from Caterpillar features a new, sound-suppressed cab, efficient power unit and transmission drive and centralised service station configuration to drive machine uptime and operator...

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BME improves its safety rating to best yet

Published: 13 June 2018

Blasting and explosives leader BME has again improved its safety performance, reaching a recordable case rate (RCR) of just 0,22 for its last financial year – well below the rate...

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AfriSam backs The Concrete Conference 2018

Published: 08 June 2018

Talking about creating concrete possibilities is one thing but doing something about it is a completely different story. Leading construction materials company, AfriSam put its money where its mouth is...

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EvoQuip expands global sales team

Published: 04 June 2018

Compact crushing and screening equipment provider EvoQuip has expanded its global sales team by appointing new Sales Managers for North America and Western Europe.

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Metso’s updated Expertune PlantTriage improves cybersecurity features

Published: 30 May 2018

Metso has announced a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. The newest version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to...

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MBE Minerals drives support for optimal performance

Published: 28 May 2018

With mining operations remaining under pressure to optimise plants, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers must be more dynamic and focused in terms of their overall market offering.

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Email: quarrying@crown.co.za
Phone: (011) 622-4770


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Email: benniev@crown.co.za
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