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An exciting new technology, which has the potential to boost platinum sky-high, has passed its first tests
26th September 2014
 
MINING & TECHNOLOGY

Academic calls for use of virtual reality technology to ensure safe, productive mines

RONNY WEBBER-YOUNGMAN 
Educating mining engineering students using virtual reality tools may promote analytical and creative thinking, communication and teamwork, practical ingenuity and the ability to generate alternative workable technologies
University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Mining Engineering (DME) head Dr Ronny Webber-Youngman believes mining engineering students need to become “imagineers” and work on developing safer and more efficient mines of the future using virtual...
26th September 2014
 
Mining Services

Auto guided vehicle benefits SA mines

FOLLOW THE TRACK
SEW-Eurodrive's automatic guided vehicle has built-in safety features that prevent accidents

South African mining companies can now benefit from drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive’s automatic guided vehicle (AGV), which has built-in safety features that make it possible to prevent accidents, helping mineworkers to safely conduct...
26th September 2014
 
Mining Services

Bigger trucks with better manoeuvrability for mining operations

USEFUL MANOEUVRABILITY 
Toyota Forklift’s new counterbalance trucks are suitable for mining because of their compact size and ability to move in tight spaces Local forklift distributor and services provider Toyota Forklift added bigger trucks, with a capacity of up to 8 t, to its 8-series range of counterbalanced trucks this year, making it easier for mining operations to meet their materials handling...
26th September 2014
 
Exploration

Company provides on-site mine shelters

UNDER SHELTER
The Dome Shelters work as shelter and protection for plant and equipment  Specialised multidisciplinary engineering, lifting and materials handling company Akhanani Electromechanical Engineering this year launched a portable workshop structure – the Dome Shelter – providing South African mining companies with a...
26th September 2014
 
Mining Services

Conveyor-belt training deals with industry needs

SAFETY FIRST
Martin Engineering emphasises the importance of safety training
Conveyor systems are continuing to get larger, longer and faster, which is why safety training is becoming increasingly important, as it reduces the occurrence of events resulting from unwise actions around a conveyor that could have catastrophic...
26th September 2014
 
EDITORIAL INSIGHT

Japan helping to reduce deep mine risk, mining must innovate to stay relevant, virtual reality used to make mines safer

Japan and South Africa are working together to mitigate seismic risk; innovative strategy needed for mining;
26th September 2014
 
Mining Services

Logistics industry can benefit from new fleet management technology

CONTAINER WORLD
Logistics companies need to use track-and-trace technologies to monitor the goods in their supply chain  The African logistics industry can benefit from using new logistics information technology (IT), as this will enable companies to make business decisions based on facts and not assumptions, says supply chain industry specialised software solutions...
26th September 2014
 
Diversified Miners

New Zambian mine shafts to receive BMR winders

HEAVY DUTY
Blair Multi-Rope winders are used for raising and lowering conveyances during mining operations
Engineering group FLSmidth will next year deliver two Blair Multi-Rope (BMR) winders for raising and lowering conveyances during mining operations to new mine shafts, owned by diversfied mining major Glencore, in Zambia. FLSmidth sales manager for...
26th September 2014
 
Mining Services

Transportation simplified with versatile telescopic boom

REACHING HIGH
The Genie SX-180 makes lifting and transporting heavy loads to high locations easier
Work-at-height equipment and allied services supplier Goscor Hi-Reach has introduced a new telescopic boom, Africa’s tallest self-propelled ‘super boom’, to the local market last month, making lifting and transporting heavy loads to high...
26th September 2014
 
URBAN MINING

Securing sufficient quality scrap metal is key challenge – Scaw

Scaw CEO Markus Hannemann Securing sufficient scrap metal of the correct quality in order to ensure the efficient and sustainable operation of numerous electric arc furnaces is a key challenge currently faced by the Scaw Metals Group of Ekurhuleni. Another challenge also...
25th September 2014
 
PGMs

Pallinghurst invests in low-energy smelt alternative Video Available

Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about diversified miner Pallinghurst's investment in a low-energy hydrometallurgical alternative to high-energy smelting.
25th September 2014
 
 
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