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Babcock to distribute Terex Trucks in southern Africa

Terex Trucks, which was fully acquired by Volvo Construction Equipment, Sweden in June 2014, has appointed Babcock International as the official distributor of its rigid and articulated haulers in southern Africa, effective as of 1st October 2015.  In addition to supplying new machines, Babcock will also provide parts and other …

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Eqstra

Established in 1984, South Africa-based Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of JSE-listed integrated leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra Holdings, is the largest forklift supplier to the South African market and has the largest product support infrastructure in the region. EIE provides distribution, leasing, rental and value-added services for …

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MAGNETIC-DRIVE PUMPS FROM KSB PROVIDE ULTRA-RELIABLE, LOW MAINTENANCE OPERATION

Petrochemical and process plants globally are benefitting from the recently introduced range of home-grown hermetically sealed API685 magnetic-drive pumps from KSB Pumps and Valves. These KSB pumps and valves are able to provide ultra-reliable, low maintenance operation in an uncomplicated package. Although the pumps are new on the market their …

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African mines drive pump sales

South Africa’s leading pump manufacturer and supplier, KSB Pumps and Valves (Pty) Ltd, is making significant inroads into African markets where exploding mining activities are feeding an ever-growing demand for fluid handling solutions. With new operations constantly being undertaken in remote locations, mining firms are seeking reliable equipment which is …

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Putzmeister offer MINELIFT 4: New scissor lift platform for mining

To continue optimizing logistics of underground mining operations, Putzmeister has developed the MINELIFT 4 scissor lift platform. With a lifting height of 4 meters and 4 ton capacity, the equipment provides a mobile and secure working platform for load- and personnel lifting in underground mining and can also be set …

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Condra’s innovations help lower crane costs

A local crane company with facilities in South Africa, South America and Europe claims it has lowered the overall lifetime costs of its products below those of its competitors by successfully incorporating select and relevant technological developments. The company, Condra, has for many years held a hard won reputation across …

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ERP is only as useful as it is accessible -SYSPRO

SYSPRO Marketing Director Meryl Malcomess has revealed that although Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is useful in the mining industry it can only reap benefits if it is accessible. Although mining underpins many major economies on the African continentas an industry it has largely been left behind when it comes to …

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MURRAY & ROBERTS CEMENTATION FACILITATES NEXT GENERATION SHAFT BORING TECHNOLOGY

A renewed emphasis on mechanisation in the mining industry has seen the development of the latest Shaft Boring Machine for Shaft Enlargement (SBE) by Murray & Roberts Cementation and Thyssen Schachtbau, in conjunction with Herrenknecht, both of Germany. This represents the next generation of rodless shaft enlargement machines, the so-called …

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Mining regulatory framework ‘lopsided’ – LAZ

The legal and fiscal regulatory regime in the Zambian mining sector favours the Government at the expense of other players and there is need to harmonise it to maximize real returns for all players, a legal body has observed. Various reviews undertaken to streamline mining operations from 1993 at the …

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TRAPPING THE DUST TO IMPROVE MINING IN ZAMBIA

The copper mines in Zambia are a boon for the country. But the dust that is generated in and around the mines can have widespread impacts on the health of workers and the environment. Dust can also substantially reduce the lifespan of machinery. “Dust is a big problem in towns …

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