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RTS Africa spin filters help compressors ‘breathe’ easier

Air compressors used in industry are, for the most part, well-proven, reliable pieces of equipment, able to operate for years with relatively little maintenance. However, their very reliability can lead to problems when the quality of their intake air is neglected. “Many industrial air compressors work in very dusty conditions, …

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Vedanta’s Zambia operation to Quadruple Copper production in 3years

Vedanta Resources PLC Zambia operation plans to quadruple copper production in the next 3years. Vedandata PLC trading as Konkola Copper Mines produces an average of 100,000 metric tons annually and plans to push it higher to 300,000 – 400,000 metric tons in the next 3 years after it injects $1billion …

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Kobold introduce plastic flow meters

Innovative international manufacturer of flow, pressure, level, and temperature measuring, Kobold has launched a plastic flow meter and a monitor – KSK and KSM models. According to Kobold the plastic flow meter works on the ‘suspended float’ measuring principle, where the float glides up and down in a conical measuring …

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EU fund efficient Mineral Production Monitoring

The European Union-funded Mineral Production Monitoring Support Project has been applauded for improving the country’s mineral production monitoring “You’d get contrasting sets of figures, sometimes varying by up to 40%, depending on whether you were asking, the Central Statistical Office, the Bank of Zambia or the Zambia Revenue Authority,” said …

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TAKRAF Africa sees growth in Zambian mining economy

Key global mining, materials handling, minerals processing and equipment supplier, TAKRAF Africa is seeing growing demand in Zambia for a wide range of its technologies, from conveyor and stockyards systems through to dust control and solid liquid separation equipment. With the ability to provide innovative and advanced technologies and equipment …

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Cape Lambert seals DRC JV, sets eyes on Zambia

Australian company Cape Lambert has ventured into a joint venture with Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Paragon Mining to exploit the country’s cobalt and copper. The JV is to develop the Kipushi cobalt-copper tailings project, the Kasombo copper-cobalt project and operate the Kipushi processing plant. In addition, operate the fully …

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Governments urged to craft fitting policies for mining industry

Poorly thought-out mining policies are impacting Africa’s mining sector, the annual mining jamboree Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa has heard. Sharing the same sentiments, stakeholders said uncertainty and inconsistency are hampering the search for new mining investment on the continent. In addition, the policies have cast a shadow …

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SA mining production falls

South Africa’s mining production plunged by 5%, last year, the country’s data authority said. Statistics South Africa said the slide was recorded amid signs of recovery reported by South Africa Chamber of Mines in December. The data authority said December mining production improved in December 2016, with iron ore recording …

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Mining Indaba kicks off

The Mining Indaba remains pivotal to Africa’s aspirations. The mineral resources sector remains “critically important” to the African continent, which is why the Investing in African Mining Indaba has consistently been regarded as an event of “paramount significance”, said Mining Indaba managing director Alex Grose. This is also a key …

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New-generation crane girder revolutionises load handling

Demag’s newly-launched V-Type crane girder can easily manage more than 500 000 load changes, more than double the service life of a conventional box-section girder – making it a game changer in the local materials-handling sector. Launched in early 2016, Demag’s V-Type girder delivers impressive load-handling rates combined with high …

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