Thursday , February 22 2024

Technology

SKF unleashes raid to stamp out counterfeit bearings

Authorities, with collaborative support from SKF, recently conducted a large, highly effective raid action on a very well-known bearing seller of SKF bearings in Cape Town. The bearing seller, who has been on SKF’s radar for quite some time, has been selling counterfeit SKF bearings to numerous customers in the …

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Africa Energy Indaba puts on spotlight advanced nuclear technologies

With potential to shape the continent’s energy landscape, advanced nuclear technologies is to be put on spotlight at the Africa Energy Indaba. The energy jamboree has a nuclear forum lined up, bringing together global leaders, industry experts and policymakers to delve into the latest developments in nuclear power, emphasising its …

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Mining industry urged to invest in ‘disruptive’ digital technology

Digital technology stands to add significant value to the mining industry in terms of the exploration, project evaluation, mine design, operations, closure, and post-closure phases. This is the view of Heinrich Jantzen, Senior Mining Advisor at Zutari. The leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm will have a presence at …

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Multi-dimensional tailings standard demands varied disciplines

With the passing of the first deadline for mining companies to bring their tailings storage facilities (TSFs) into compliance with new standards, a fundamental shift has taken place toward a more multi-dimensional approach. In August 2023, the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (GISTM) required compliance from tailings storage facilities …

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Winder Controls celebrates 50 years of innovation

Supporting innovation and focusing on agile provision of solutions to its clients has ensured the ongoing success of shaft-hoisting specialist Winder Controls. This has led to a large installed base in multiple countries, with significant growth from our humble beginnings 50 years ago, says MD Tim Keegan. Winder Controls is …

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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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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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Orica, Caterpillar collaborate to improve integrated workflows

Orica and Caterpillar Inc. are teaming up to improve real-time data exchange and integrate workflows across the mining value chain. The collaboration is aimed at providing customers with intelligence to improve decision-making and optimise operations and the mining industry has started to unlock the potential of combining data, sensors, and …

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Namibia open for business: Madison Minerals CEO

Uranium exploration and development company Madison Minerals CEO Duane Parnham believes the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy’s (MME’s) recent approval for the transfer of two exclusive prospecting licences (EPLs) proves that fears surrounding the nationalisation of the country’s mining and exploration assets are unfounded. On June 6, the Namibian …

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Atlas Copco adds mobile electric compressors to diesel range

The challenges presented by inconsistent power supply, exacerbated by the everyday reality of rising fuel and energy costs, have to be navigated by businesses across all sectors of the South African economy to ensure their future sustainability. Within this context, the pressure to find ways to operate more efficiently and …

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