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Synthdetect shortlisted for industry innovation award

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), the innovation arm of De Beers Group’s synthetic diamond screening device, SYNTHdetect, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Industry Innovation of the Year in this year’s JNA Awards. SYNTHdetect, launched last year, is the first synthetic diamond screening device to …

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Precision networking key to mining efficiency

Paratus Zambia says precision mining, using innovative wireless technology to optimise efficiencies is the future of mining sector according to connectivity specialist. According to the company, the country’s low-grade ore bodies is increasingly looking for economies of scale and ultra-efficient systems in order to remain profitable, and the latest state-of-the-art …

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What to expect at CAMINEX 2018

VoidCon Decking Systems will be looking to meet construction related companies to discuss the cost saving and environmental benefits of its composite suspended slab system. There will also be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to discuss the option of becoming representatives and or Licensees. Visitors to the Cohamet Engineering stand will …

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World’s first pyrometer with automatic spot finder function for OEM’s

South Africa based company Instrotech is now offering the latest in Optris infrared innovation, the Xi series, a fusion between a robust, compact pyrometer and an advanced IR camera. According to the manufacturers the integrated spot finder function enables accurate temperature measurements in moving objects without having to readjust the …

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Density metering of liquid media with Kobold

Kobold’s DWF mechanical density meter is specifically for the monitoring and continuous measurement of liquid media and two-phase liquids. This comes at the back drop of noting that density of liquid media is of high importance in many processes such as in the food or chemical industry. Once it is …

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Rough diamonds production increase at De Beers

De Beers’ rough diamond production for the first quarter of 2018 increased 15 percent to 8.5 million carats, reflecting the ramp-up of production from Gahcho Kué in Canada, which reached nameplate capacity in Q2 2017, and increased production from Orapa in Botswana in response to the sustained healthy trading conditions. …

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Young engineers receive Kagem sponsorship

Kagem Mining has offered sponsorship to two young Zambian geology and mining engineering students. “As a leading player in the gemstone sector, we need to encourage professionalism by offering a platform for local professionals to venture into our sector and chart a career,” said Kagem Head of Human Resources Gibson …

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Venkat takes up new job at Vedanta Resources

AngloGold has announced parting ways with Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan, as he steps down from the company’s chief executive officer position. Venkatakrishnan will take up a position at the helm of diversified miner Vedanta Resources, as the new chief executive officer. “The board will search for a candidate with the requisite experience …

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How nuclear technology contributes to society

QUESTION: Zambia has for a long time sought to substantially grow its manufacturing industry. What role can nuclear science play in helping to develop this sector? ANSWER: Global experience has demonstrated that the development of nuclear technology has contributed to substantial technical progress in numerous social and economic fields. The …

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Demag’s double v-girder revolutionise cranes game

Global player in the crane industry Demag has developed a new Double V-Girder crane which is capable of a 50T lifting capacity – four times that of the Single Girder. According to the company, the double-girder overhead travelling cranes offer exceptional load capacity for a low deadweight. In addition the …

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