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Mind the gap: Can subway and landmine technologies save South African platinum?

By: Reuters     16th May 2018 Technologies used to carve subways and clear landmines are being retooled to mechanise South Africa's platinum mines, where an unforgiving geology has stymied such efforts at a huge cost. The technologies may make new mines profitable and could provide a lifeline for some loss-making shafts in a... 

Pre-construction work gets under way at Nevada Copper’s promising Pumpkin Hollow

By: Henry Lazenby     11th May 2018 The proponent of what will probably be North America’s next new copper mine development, Nevada Copper, has signed a pre-works agreement with Cementation USA and secured key long-lead time items, further derisking the restart of construction of the company's fully permitted and shovel-ready... 

Power generation rental popular in developing, underdeveloped countries

27th April 2018 The rental power generation market is popular in developing and underdeveloped countries owing to power shortages being a major issue, says market research company ReportBuyer. With power an essential component for the enhancement of any country or economy and playing a vital role in the... 

Local company invests in significant rental fleet expansion

By: Victor Moolman     27th April 2018 Compressor and generator rental company Rand-Air has introduced 52 new generators, ranging between 60 kVa and 500 kVa, to its rental fleet. The generators arrived earlier this year from the original-equipment manufacturer and supplier Atlas Copco; and have subsequently been fitted with trailers... 

Global leader Dynapac aims to solidify its presence in South Africa through dynamic product offerings

25th April 2018 Dynapac, now part of Fayat Group, one of the largest construction groups in France and a world leader in road construction equipment, is poised to further strengthen its position as a global frontrunner in the manufacture and supply of equipment for the roadbuilding and civil construction... 

Rand-Air ‘amps up’ to meet increased demand from customers with major investment in generator fleet

16th April 2018 Consistent and reliable electrical power supply is an absolute necessity for the smooth functioning of all sectors of industry and modern society today. Over the past few years in South Africa, there has however been growing uncertainty about the reliability of regular AC mains supply. This has... 

Atlas Copco and Skills Development Corporation giving hope to the disabled

11th April 2018 In a bid to contribute to the much-needed skills development and work experience of disabled people, Atlas Copco South Africa partnered with the Skills Development Corporation (SDC) 12 months ago on 4 April 2017. Atlas Copco recognises the daily challenges the disabled face both in their private... 

Epiroc ROC family of drill rigs ROC for Booysen Bore

28th March 2018 “Mobility, flexibility, reliability, efficiency and precision drilling capacity define Epiroc’s ROC family of drilling machines making them the most suitable and up for the task,” states Pieter Malan, General Manager of Booysen Bore Drilling Company, Sishen. This specialist drilling company is... 

Australia pumps A$50m into drilling research

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     28th March 2018 The Australian federal government on Wednesday announced a A$50-million investment into research aimed at better equipping the mining and resources sector to manage future challenges. Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matt Canavan said the funding would come from the Cooperative... 

Atlas Copco

23rd March 2018 A world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, Atlas Copco is characterised by focused businesses, a global presence with direct sales and service, a strong, stable and growing service business, professional people and an asset-light and flexible manufacturing setup. “We are... 

Compact, Lightweight and Mobile – the efficiency trio of Atlas Copco 8 Series Utility air compressor range

13th March 2018 “The 8 Series Utility air compressor range delivers our value proposition of lowest overall cost of ownership which differentiates us as a preferred supplier of portable energy products to diverse industries,” states David Stanford, Business Line Manager – Portable Products, Atlas Copco Power... 

Atlas Copco´s Hydraulic Attachment Tools division becomes part of Epiroc

14th February 2018 With effect from January 1, 2018, the Hydraulic Attachment Tools division within Atlas Copco becomes part of Epiroc, the company that Atlas Copco plans to dividend out in mid-2018. The division manufactures excavator attachment tools such as hydraulic breakers, cutters, pulverizers, bucket... 

Revival of interest in robotics to increase safety in South African mines

By: Rebecca Campbell     9th February 2018 There is a renaissance of interest in using robotics in mining in South Africa,” affirms Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Materials Science and Manufacturing Operational Unit Mechatronics and Micro Manufacturing (MMM) Competency area research group Leader Peter Bosscha.... 

Engineering group Sandvik rides strong demand as profit tops forecast

By: Reuters     5th February 2018 Swedish engineering group Sandvik posted better than expected fourth-quarter core profit on Monday and said demand had been strong across all of its business areas. The Swedish maker of metal-cutting tools, mining equipment and speciality steels has been riding booming demand for mining gear as... 

Epic kick-off party to launch Epiroc South Africa to employees!

5th February 2018 On 1st December 2017 Epiroc South Africa (Pty) Ltd. was introduced to employees with a kick-off party that rocked! Kitted out in their grey and yellow Epiroc branded golf shirts, employees were welcomed by Kathryn Coetzer, Communications and Academy Manager for Epiroc SA. Video presentations... 

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique ups the service anti

30th January 2018 “Atlas Copco must be first in the customer’s mind and first in the customer’s choice when it comes to choosing air compression technology,” states Business Line Manager for Atlas Copco Compressor Technique Services (CTS), Ian Ainsworth. “So we always strive to put our customers first by making it... 

Galantas share price rises sharply in London

By: Mariaan Webb     18th January 2018 The share price of Aim- and TSX-V-quoted Galantas Gold surged more than 80% in London on Thursday, after the company reported solid progress at its Omagh gold mine development in Northern Ireland. The dual listed miner’s share price climbed to 9p a share, from the previous day’s closing price of... 

Atlas Copco to divest concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group

16th January 2018 Atlas Copco has taken a decision to divest its concrete and compaction business to Husqvarna Group’s Construction division. The planned divestment will enable Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area to intensify focus on its core technologies of air, power and flow. Atlas Copco Power... 

Atlas Copco to acquire South African exploration manufacturing business

12th January 2018 Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has agreed to acquire the assets of Renegade Drilling Supplies Proprietary Ltd., a South African manufacturer and distributor of drilling consumables for mining exploration. The business will become part of Epiroc South Africa... 

Atlas Copco Industrial Technique’s Accredited Torque Laboratory talks the Torque

11th January 2018 Atlas Copco Industrial Technique is pleased to announce the recent extension of its SANAS accredited Torque Laboratory’s scope and capabilities. “We now have ability to do SANAS accredited hydraulic calibrations on torque wrenches up to 45 000Nm,” confirms Calibration Laboratory Manager, Nicolas... 

Hillhead looks forward to a record-breaking 2018

8th January 2018 HILLHEAD will welcome more exhibitors than ever before with both outdoor and indoor space set to expand significantly in 2018.   Major industry players including Terex Group, SMT (Volvo), JCB, Komatsu, Finning, Case, Sandvik, Hyundai, Bell, Liebherr, Doosan, Atlas Copco, Bomag, Wirtgen,... 

Separators offer versatility and low maintenance

1st December 2017 Compressed air technology, equipment and systems specialist Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s OSC range of condensate separators for compressed air systems is capable of working with compressor systems that are between 74 cfm and 4 984 cfm. There are eight models in the OSC range that use the... 

Atlas Copco Launches Compact and Lightweight Mobile Compressors for Utility Trucks

9th November 2017 Atlas Copco has launched a new range of lightweight and versatile air compressors for secure integration into utility trucks and other OEM applications. The space-saving 8 Series Utility range has a footprint that is 10 per cent smaller, on average, than comparable compressors. In addition, all... 

Epiroc takes the mining and civil engineering stage

6th November 2017 Atlas Copco grows into two separate international groups of companies. Globally, the entire Mining & Rock Excavation Technique Business Area together with the Construction Tools Division of Atlas Copco becomes part of Epiroc while the industrial segment remains with Atlas Copco. With Epiroc... 

Energy savings halved with Atlas Copco’s 4th generation VSD+ compressors

2nd November 2017 Atlas Copco Compressor Technique is proud to introduce its 4th generation VSD+ compressors - the GA75-110VSD+! “This 4th generation which follows hot on the heels of the GA37- 75 VSD+  compressors we launched in 2016 is the biggest generation of VDS+ compressors for Compressor Technique’s... 

Atlas Copco NGP+ Nitrogen Generator – 99,999% pure nitrogen onsite!

27th October 2017 “Onsite industrial gas (nitrogen and oxygen) generation offers a much more sustainable and cost-efficient solution compared to cylinder or bulk liquid supply which require transport, handling, storage and administration,” notes Charl Ackerman, Business Line Manager of Atlas Copco Compressor... 

Atlas Copco Condensate Separators – When less really means more

11th October 2017 The OSC range of condensate separators for compressed air systems from global quality compressed air technology, equipment and systems specialist, Atlas Copco Compressor Technique, delivers high performance, versatility and low maintenance. Consisting of eight models, the OSC range can... 

Supplier extends pumps offering

6th October 2017 Industrial equipment supplier Atlas Copco’s portable energy division expanded its offering for the dewatering market, launching more than 20 new heavy-duty, high capacity pumps in August. The launch included the addition of three high-flow models to its PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps.... 

Efficient drilling with Atlas Copco’s high-pressure diesel compressors

4th October 2017 The new Atlas Copco XRH 1100 and XRV 1200 high-pressure portable diesel compressors are designed and engineered to reliably deliver quality air for a range of drilling applications including deep hole, water well and reverse circulation (RC) drilling. During the development of this... 

Atlas Copco liquid ring vacuum pumps - resource-conserving plug-and play solutions

14th September 2017 The tough construction and proven operating principle of AWS, AWD & AWL liquid ring vacuum pumps from Atlas Copco make them suitable for use in the most demanding of environments across all sectors, from food processing and petrochemical to construction. Pre-engineered and fully assembled... 

Atlas Copco Adds High Flow Models to Vastly Expanded Dewatering Pumps Portfolio

8th September 2017 Atlas Copco Portable Energy has expanded its offering for the dewatering market with the launch of over thirty new heavy-duty, high capacity pumps. This includes the addition of three high-flow models to its PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps. The new pumps are capable of accommodating... 

Atlas Copco hydraulic magnet helps to pick up the pieces

6th September 2017 Atlas Copco’s HM 1500 fixed hydraulic (hydro) magnet, fitted to a 22.5 ton carrier, is efficiently and safely sorting and loading steel off cuts at a steel mill in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. Following a successful tender, service contract specialist, Real Tree Trading, was contracted to remove steel... 

Atlas Copco ladies flex their muscles on Women’s Day

22nd August 2017 Atlas Copco South Africa female employees were invited to ‘awaken their fighting spirt’ by attending a self-defense class in support of this year’s Women’s Day. A Woman INpowered radio advert prompted Atlas Copco South Africa Corporate Communications and ACademy Manager, Kathryn Coetzer, to... 

Atlas Copco Power Technique staff members celebrate Madiba Day at Sithabile Child and Youth Center

21st August 2017 Staff members from Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area (formerly Construction Technique) dedicated their 67 minutes in honour of Madiba Day on 18 July 2017 by giving of their time to Sithabile Child and Youth Center. Philip Herselman, General Manager of Atlas Copco Power Technique,... 

Atlas Copco’s new rotary vane vacuum pump series – cooler, quieter and up to 15% more efficient

10th August 2017 Atlas Copco’s new GVS A rotary vane vacuum pumps feature a very compact design, fewer components, excel in reliability and are up to 15% more efficient making them ideal for a wide range of both industrial production and research applications. The new generation GVS A which is completely... 

Atlas Copco Industrial Technique - First in Mind-First in Choice for Rail Industry

8th August 2017 Rail Africa 2017 presented the ideal platform for Atlas Copco Industrial Technique to launch its ‘Disc to Wrist’ campaign as well as to showcase its comprehensive tool portfolio for the local rail industry. According to Paul Groves, Atlas Copco Industrial Technique Business Manager, the combined... 

Energy consumption halved with the Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ rotary screw vacuum pump series

7th August 2017 Energy savings of up to 50%, dramatic reductions in life cycle costs and significant increases in productivity define the Atlas Copco GHS 350 – 5400 VSD+ oil-sealed, rotary-screw vacuum pumps for central vacuum supply systems.    In almost every production environment, the demand for vacuum... 

Atlas Copco contributes to skills development of the disabled

3rd August 2017 Atlas Copco South Africa is committed to playing a meaningful role in creating employment. The company recognises the importance of two fundamental elements of job creation, developing skills and providing experience in the workplace and has hosted a number of learnerships and internships over... 

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