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You can’t hurry love… or PDS implementation

PUTTING a proximity detection system (PDS) or collision prevention system (CPS) in place in a mining operation is a process that cannot be rushed,...

Small wonder delivers higher than normal lifting height

CONDRA has manufactured and delivered a 30/10-ton overhead crane designed to marry two mutually opposing tender specifications: high lift-height and tight overall dimension. The double-girder...

Building a powerful economy one stone at a time

Igniting the massive construction industry holds the key to kick-starting the economy and turning the tide on rising unemployment in South Africa, writes Nico...

Illegal sand extraction ‘destroying our waterways’

ILLICIT sand mining in rivers around the country is taking a damaging toll on the environment and as well as unprotected pits that create...

How torsional springs can help tame unwanted vibrations

PROCESS plant designers often underestimate the movement of large vibrating screens when these machines start and stop. That’s according to Kwatani’s chief operating officer, Kenny...

Huge demand for stainless steel pumps on Copperbelt

INTEGRATED Pump Technology has experienced an unprecedented demand for Grindex stainless steel pumps from customers on the Zambian and DRC Copperbelt. That’s according to Sales...

Helping banks value and sell repossessed mining, construction equipment

APART from supplying new and used equipment, MHS Plant & Equipment also assists banks in both the valuation and disposal of any repossessed equipment,...

Speedy turnaround for mine bridge reclaimer revamp project

THYSSENKRUPP Industrial Solutions South Africa’s Service Centre recently completed a ROM (run of mine) bridge reclaimer revamp project for Sasol’s Twistdraai Export Plant. The order...

New tool shoots for chute reliability

BASED on its experience in manufacturing and maintaining transfer points, Weba Chute Systems has developed a reliability model that it says allows customers to...

Maritzburg quarry crushes it with tech upgrade

AFRISAM is leveraging new generation crushing technology to optimise uptime at its Pietermaritzburg quarry with the installation a Metso C120 jaw crusher supplied by...

Robust screens custom-designed to suit specific needs

KWATANI’S success in developing custom vibrating screens for a range of scalping, sizing, dewatering, drain and rinse and desliming applications is built on decades...

Readymix quality key to construction success

IT is no surprise that cost cutting is the order of the day in the construction sector, but this should not prevent contractors from...

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The rollercoaster and exhilaration of being a demolition specialist

TODAY is International Women in Engineering Day. To celebrate, Jet Demolition contracts and project manager Kate Bester highlights what it's like being in close...

Financial reports won’t save local government crisis, warns town and regional planners

By Burgert Gildenhuys: Director, BC Gildenhuys & Associates IT is unclear whether South Africa has the will or guts to confront issues contributing to the...

N3 truck blockade: It’s ‘economic sabotage’, say ministers and business

ANOTHER truck blockade saw Van Reenen's Pass on the N3, the country's main domestic trade route, being closed on Thursday 16 June. This protest...

Factory of the Year competition returns as economy bounces back

FOLLOWING a challenging two years in the manufacturing sector, Kearney, a leading management consulting firm, is excited to announce the return of the Factory...