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The true cost of Artisanal Mining

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) is emerging as an important socio-economic sector in many developing nations. It’s the practice of informal mining activities carried out using low technology or with minimal machinery.

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Respirable silica dust long-term exposure health effects

If you decide to take a walk along a sandy beach, you will be walking on millions of particles of crystalline silica, one of the most common minerals and an important element in the glass and ceramic industry. While it exists in nature mainly as quartz, silica is also used …

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Tektronix redefines mid-range oscilloscopes

Tektronix has introduced the new 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope to better meet modern electronics design challenges. The 5 Series MSO redefines the midrange oscilloscope with a host of innovations including the industry’s first FlexChannelTM technology that allows 4, 6 or 8 analog channels and up to 64 digital channels, …

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Pumping slurries with a peristaltic pump

Verder Peristaltic Pumps offer several advantages for mines to pump their slurries. Some of the advantages include less water, power, space, damage chemicals and downtime. According to the company, the hose pumps can circulate slurry SGs of 1.6 to 1.8 or up to 80% solid content. The traditional centrifugal pump …

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App ease WearCheck’s dialogue with customers

WearCheck has launched an interactive customer application to improve customers’ benefits. According to the oil condition monitoring company the app allows customers to make virtually instantaneous maintenance decisions. Neil Robinson WearCheck, Managing Director says the ground-breaking, highly innovative and revolutionary app has reliable data available while patrolling the factory floor …

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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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Sandvik’s Zambia support centre growing

Sandvik’s new support facilities in Zambia are enabling faster and more efficient turnaround times for the maintenance and repair of mining fleets throughout the central African region. In a year since moving into the new facility from their old premises and opening its doors in Kitwe, the operation has significantly …

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Innovative new Core Tray introduced in the mining and drilling sectors

INNOVATIVE NEW CORE TRAY INTRODUCED IN THE MINING AND DRILLING SECTORS Kim Cloete Following research and analysis of the global explorationindustry, a South African company has designed a new, innovative core tray for geologists in the mining and drilling sectors which will help to improve efficiencies and reduce hidden costs …

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