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Local constraints preventing SA civil aerospace firms from spreading wings

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th October 2018 In his speech, officially opening the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 exhibition held at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria (City of Tshwane), President Cyril Ramaphosa made an all-too-brief reference to South Africa’s civil aerospace industry. “Some of our aircraft-related... 

Local constraints preventing SA civil aerospace firms from spreading wings

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th October 2018 In his speech, officially opening the recent Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 exhibition held at Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria (City of Tshwane), President Cyril Ramaphosa made an all-too-brief reference to South Africa’s civil aerospace industry. “Some of our aircraft-related... 

FLSMIDTH Combines Steel, Ceramic In Wear Panels For Longer Life, More Uptime

3rd October 2018 Using a unique matrix design, the FerroCer® impact wear panel from FLSmidth combines the strength and malleability of steel with the superior abrasion resistance of ceramics to extend the availability of crusher chutes and hoppers. These modular panels are designed to offer the longest possible... 

Simpec awarded additional work at Talison mine

By: Mariaan Webb     27th September 2018 Engineering contractor business Simpec, part of ASX-listed WestStar Industrial, has been awarded contract scope extensions and purchase orders for A$1.8-million from MSP Engineering at the Talison mine, in Greenbushes, Western Australia. Simpec will supply and install site wide concrete... 

Saldanha port’s iron-ore facility to shut for maintenance from Sept 26

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2018 Transnet Port Terminal’s (TPT’s) Saldanha iron-ore plant will shut down from September 26, as part of its yearly maintenance plan across mechanical, electrical and structural works. TPT Cape Channel GM Velile Dube states that maintenance is a critical necessity at this stage, since the facility... 

Weba Chute Systems

14th September 2018 Effective transfer of materials in chutes is a pressing issue for all mines. With the spotlight firmly on increasing productivity through more effective discharge of materials, coupled with minimising downtime and maintenance, solutions are critical to sustainability. With over 4 000 transfer... 

Weba Chute Systems Urges Consideration Of Basic Chute Specifications To Address Material Transfer Problems

16th August 2018 Material transfer problems can be addressed easily by considering basic chute specifications, but this necessitates a thorough knowledge of transfer point design as well as the ability to determine best practice for a specific application. Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems,... 

Thermaspray’s Plasma coatings solve a sticky situation

13th August 2018 The excellent release properties of Plasma non-stick coatings from Thermaspray render this surface coating technology ideal for a wide range of applications within industries such as food processing, printing and packaging, paper and pulp, tyre and rubber, and conveyor belt manufacturing. These... 

True Operating Cost Of Chutes Needed For Information Decisions

25th July 2018 The increased focus on reducing capital budgets by the mining sector is not necessarily going to pay in the long term. This is according to Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who says that miners would do well to assess the operating cost of an item before making ill-informed... 

Automated Bulk Solids Drum Dumping System

24th July 2018 PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA ¾ A new TIP-TITE™ Drum Dumping System from Flexicon automatically rolls drums containing bulk material into position, dumps the material into downstream equipment and rolls empty drums out of the dumping station, allowing safe, high-capacity transfer from drums of all... 

Entrenched player furthers provincial presence

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th July 2018 Plastic conveyor components manufacturer IRP Engineering Plastics (IRP) continues to invest in innovation and the development of its product range to continue offering market leading solutions to the food, beverage, packaging and materials handling industries in and around KwaZulu-Natal, IRP MD... 

Everising’s upgraded E- and P-Series sawing machines: ‘cut out’ to meet customers’ sawing requirements with faster cutting times and greater functionality

12th July 2018 To maintain its enviable reputation for excellence and sophistication in sawing, the Taiwan-based Everising Machine Company continuously strives to anticipate its customers’ requirements to provide timeous and effective solutions. What the company established recently was that many customers... 

Avesoro on track to meet full-year production guidance

By: Marleny Arnoldi     9th July 2018 TSX- and Aim-listed gold miner Avesoro Resources remains on track to produce 220 000 oz to 240 000 oz for the full year, with production having reached 60 231 oz in the quarter ended June 30.  

The Improved Alternative To Conventional Chute Systems

14th June 2018 Weba Chute Systems should not be compared to conventional chute systems as these locally manufactured systems adopt a completely different approach to the control and handling of bulk materials. Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, says these are transfer points are an improved... 

S Africa must maintain cost-competitive sector

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     8th June 2018 It is vital for South Africa to maintain a manufacturing sector that is internationally cost competitive and can produce quality end-products, says Germiston-based material transfer solutions provider Weba Chute Systems MD Mark Baller. “The manufacturing industry has been under a lot of... 

LRL-27 Series Long Stroke Heavy Duty LVIT Inductive Linear Position Sensors

22nd May 2018 Alliance Sensors Group a div of H.G. Schaevitz LLC has expanded its sensor product offering by adding to its line the LRL-27 Series of long-stroke LVIT position sensors. These are contactless devices designed for factory automation systems and a variety of heavy duty industrial or commercial... 

First Cut’s stellar business growth drives major space optimisation for star-studded customer service

19th April 2018 In spite of the prevailing economic challenges industry has experienced in the past few years, First Cut has embarked upon a major expansion of its offices in Benrose, Johannesburg. First Cut was ready for growth in the business and required additional floor space to cope with the growth and... 

Weba Chute Systems Still Best Option For Lowest Total Cost Of Ownership

16th April 2018 Tough economic times have unintended consequences, and one which is now starting to show is the installation of budget transfer systems. This is according to Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who says that the company has been called upon by a number of operators to replace... 

Full range of wear solutions for materials-handling applications

9th April 2018 From impact to sliding abrasion, Rio-Carb has a full range of wear solutions for a range of materials-handling applications. The wear-engineering specialist can become involved as early as the design stage in order to ensure that all operating conditions and parameters are catered for, explains... 

Rio-Carb puts the brakes on chute wear at the plant-design stage

27th February 2018 While chute design tends to be ubiquitous, the fact that minerals-processing plants cater for a diverse array of commodities, from diamonds to coal, gold, platinum group metals (PGM) and iron ore, means that there are equally diverse requirements in terms of wear solutions. The ore that is... 

Engineered Transfer Chutes Save Costs

12th February 2018 The uncontrolled discharge of bulk materials through conventional chutes is associated with escalated maintenance and replacement costs. By custom designing and engineering transfer points, productivity is enhanced and costs are reduced. A number of blue chip customers around the globe have... 

Scientific engineered chute improves efficiency and cuts costs

2nd February 2018 Germiston-based engineering and transferring chutes company Weba Chute Systems uses a scientific approach for the designing and engineering of transfer chutes that provide a longer equipment life, easier maintenance and improved plant efficiencies. Weba Chute Systems MD Mark Baller says each... 

Rio-Carb is a one-stop shop for complete wear solutions

29th January 2018 A number of innovations adopted successfully in 2017 has seen Rio-Carb become a one-stop shop for all wear solutions, in addition to supplying a range of wear materials.These innovations include modular chutes, the design of hybrid liner packages for haul trucks, upgraded liner packaging, and an... 

Kwatani Says On Spec And On Time Are Keys To Serving EPCS And Mines

15th January 2018 Faced with the ongoing challenge of being price sensitive in new capital projects, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must also ensure that their product and service offering helps create a sustainable foundation for the end customer’s ongoing profitability and efficiency. “Being cost... 

Weba Chutes Provide Solution At Carmen De Andacollo In Chile

15th January 2018 Weba Chute Systems has successfully engineered a new transfer point to replace an underperforming chute at Carmen de Andacollo in the Coquimbo region of Central Chile. Carmen de Andacollo is an open pit copper operation; Teck owns a 90% interest in the mine with Empresa Nacional de Mineria... 

Addressing The True Cost Of Sub-Standard Transfer Points

12th December 2017 The level of performance of a mine’s transfer points contributes to some of its highest maintenance costs, but many engineers often do not consider transfer systems as critical elements of the minerals processing systems. This is the view of Mark Baller, managing director of transfer chute... 

Science Of Transfer Chute Design Lowers End User Costs

21st November 2017 Its scientific approach to the design and engineering of transfer chutes has made Germiston-based Weba Chute Systems a leader in its field, saving customers millions in plant efficiencies, longer equipment life and easier maintenance. “We invest thousands of research hours into understanding the... 

Heavy Kwatani Screen For Gamsberg

21st November 2017 Spartan-based vibrating screen specialist Kwatani, driven by its aggressive cost leadership strategy, is supplying a large exciter-driven grizzly feeder and a sizing screen to the Gamsberg zinc project near Aggeneys in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. As the flagship of miner Vedanta Zinc... 

Transfer Points Can Contribute To High Maintenance Costs

30th October 2017 Although transfer points potentially contribute to some of the highest maintenance costs on a mine, engineers seldom view transfer systems as a critical element of the minerals processing system. So, says Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who maintains that transfer points —... 

Custom Engineered Weba Chutes Solve All Issues At Isdemir Steel Plant

21st July 2017 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... 

Custom Engineered Weba Chutes Solve All Issues At Isdemir Steel Plant

21st July 2017 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... 

Deck Maps Get The Most Out Of Screens

13th June 2017 Screening media specialist Multotec is using its ‘deck map’ methodology to constantly raise the bar in optimising screen output and lifespan, according to Shawn Faba, Multotec Manufacturing product manager screening. “Multotec has built on its concept of the composite deck for over a decade, and... 

Thirteen Weba Chute Systems Set To Increase Material Transfer At Diamond Mine

6th April 2017 The ability to engineer transfer points for individual application requirements within a plant is a major differentiator for Weba Chute Systems, and it is this capability that enabled the South African OEM to supply a total of 13 custom chute systems to a diamond mine in Botswana. The 13 new Weba... 

More Focus Needed On Optimising Transfer Points

9th February 2017 The continued lack of focus on optimising transfer points is costing process plants money. It is a known fact that transfer points can contribute to some of the highest maintenance costs on a mine, yet many engineers often do not view transfer systems as a critical element of the minerals... 

Terex® Mps Launch New Product And The Simplicity Brand At Conexpo 2017

9th January 2017 One of the world leaders of material processing technology for modular, portable and static crushing and screening equipment is pleased announce that they will be exhibiting at the upcoming ConExpo Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV, USA. David Quail, Regional Director for Terex MPS Americas said... 

AfriSam Committed To Responsible Transporation Methods And Road Usage

14th December 2016 Leading concrete materials producer, AfriSam takes its responsibility towards the road-going public extremely seriously and has put various measures in place to ensure that its extensive fleet of readymix trucks takes both safety as well as the environment into consideration when on the road.... 

Weba Chute Systems Solves Material Segregation Issues At Steel Plant In Turkey

5th December 2016 The successful operation of three Weba Chute Systems at Isdemir Steel plant in Turkey has resulted in a contract being awarded for an additional three custom engineered transfer points. Alwin Nienaber, technical director at Weba Chute Systems, says that in addition to overcoming the challenges of... 

Sanitary High-Lift Box/Container Tipper

5th December 2016 A new sanitary TIP-TITE™ High-Lift Box/Container Tipper from Flexicon discharges dust-free into vessels 1830 to 3050 mm above the plant floor. Boxes and other containers are loaded at floor level and hydraulically seated against a discharge hood. The assembly is then hydraulically elevated and... 

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