While reducing costs during the economic downturn has been a harsh reality for most of the mining sector, companies need to be careful not to slash plant maintenance budgets to the detriment of their operation’s long term health.
As difficult market conditions force companies in many sectors to relook at their cost structures, quality refurbishment is becoming more important as a strategy to contain costs.
Cost pressures often force mines to make difficult decisions about how they approach the maintenance of their vibrating screens; OEMs can ease the trade-offs by offering solutions that match customers’ specific needs and resources, according to Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin. The OEM was previously known as Joest.
Multotec’s branch at Richards Bay on KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast has expanded its capacity from a sales and project management office to now include the resources of a fully-fledged field services team, to carry out installations, inspections and maintenance.
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The first few transfer chutes leading into a plant handling material destined for furnaces and power generation applications commonly experience degradation, dust and impact challenges, whereas once the material is in the plant and needs to be bifurcated to multiple screens there is the additional challenge of material segregation.
Training for underground blasting has just taken a technological leap forward, with the installation and commissioning of Africa’s first virtual reality blast wall with rear-view projection, powered by Simulated Training Solutions, at the Murray & Roberts Cementation Training Academy near Carletonville, west of Johannesburg.
Leuze’s range of optoelectronic and inductive switches with capacitive proximity switches make it possible to apply a solution for all detection requirements from a single source. Using innovative technology, these sensors are able to reliably detect and monitor fill levels and detect objects through packaging materials.
Floway® vertical turbine pumps (VTPs) from Weir Flow Control group company Floway have particular advantages for condensate extraction pumping applications in facilities that operate boilers, such as power stations and petrochemical plants.
Efficiency of the supply chain combined with employee wellbeing are primary contributors to a productive workplace environment within manufacturing and storage facilities.
Vehicle accidents are still a leading cause of deaths in South Africa and road safety continues to be of major concern in the country. Significantly, locally manufactured Mentrail Guardrails continue to play a vital role in restraining out-of-control vehicles.