Thursday , December 1 2022

Technology

Shifting energy gears in manufacturing

Manufacturing is an inherently energy-intensive sector. According to the EIA, 35% of energy consumption in the US is attributed to the industrial sector of which 81% is used by manufacturing. In South Africa, the industry is equally the primary user of power at 52% of the total electricity consumption, and …

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New Namibian company for Vesconite

Buying Vesconite products in Namibia has become easier with the establishment of a wholly-owned Namibian subsidiary. Known as Vesconite Bearings Namibia, the new company will stock frequently-ordered hollow bar, solid rods and plate for ease of ordering and distribution into the Southern African country. “Coastal Couriers, a leader in the …

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ELECTRA MINING: Visitors can look forward to new products, technologies and developments from thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will use this year’s Electra Mining Africa as a platform to showcase several new product and technology developments and solutions. “After a long period of COVID, we are now again in the fortunate position to be able to have face-to-face discussions with our customers,” says Wilfred Barkhuizen, …

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Spotlight on knee protection

Knee guards offer protection for users working in cramped conditions, such as underground mining or where work needs to be carried out at floor level, such as tiling, wooden flooring and plumbing. The Paramount ‘Orange’ knee guard was first developed in Germany to help protect miners’ knees in harsh mining …

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Kobold’s electronic unit ZOE now on offer

Instrotech is now offering Kobold’s electronic unit ZOE, specifically designed for the calculation and display of flow rates and volume flow of flowmeters. The instrument use is applicable whether users have an external power supply or need a battery-powered device, and when a back-lit display is required (or not), the …

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Namibia set to be Pilbara of modern battery metals

The Pilbara of modern battery metals may one day be Namibia. Anthony Viljoen, CEO of AfriTin, expressed that opinion to Mining Weekly during a Zoom interview. “We’ve been prospecting and developing tin projects for the better half of 20 years almost and what I must say is that there’s something …

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viDoc RTK smartphone rover accuracy certified by Bureau Veritas

Pix4D, the market leader in photogrammetry solutions, is pleased to announce the certification of the viDoc by Bureau Veritas. This official recognition confirms that the viDoc is accurate enough to be used in industry. The Bureau Veritas found the viDoc to have a margin of error of less than 5cm, …

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Hexagon introduces 3D camera

The Hexagon’s Mining division has strengthened its leadership in production material monitoring and measurement by introducing HxGN MineMeasure Detect, a 3D camera hardware, software and data solution. MineMeasure Detect enables real-time optimization for plant production with automated digital-image analysis offering continuous, accurate and rapid measurement of oversize, volume, rock fragmentation …

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Ultra compact infrared camera for the metal industry now on offer

Instrotech is now offering OPTRIS PI 1M IR camera, especially suited to measuring the temperature of metals, as these exhibit a distinctly higher emissivity at the short measurement wavelength of 1μm than at measurements in the previously conventional wavelength range of 8 – 14 μm. According to the manufacturer, the …

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New vessel set to increase De Beers’ annual production to 45 percent

Debmarine Namibia’s annual production will increase by 45 percent thanks to the custom-built vessel. At an inauguration ceremony in Namibia, De Beers unveiled its new diamond recovery vessel. According to the company, the ship, dubbed the “Benguela Gem,” will begin operations this week, ahead of schedule. It’s the newest addition …

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