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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... 

OLI South Africa

11th May 2018 As the world’s top-selling electric and pneumatic vibrator manufacturer, OLI guarantees a high level of customer service through its 19 OLI trading subsidiaries, 36 warehouses and five manufacturing plants worldwide. OLI vibrator motors are distributed in South Africa by the company’s local... 

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... 

Durban port upgrade and expansion project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     6th April 2018 The upgrade of two shiploaders at the Durban harbour has been completed. 

Upgrade of shiploaders at Durban harbour completed

30th March 2018 Consulting engineering solutions provider Bosch Projects has recently completed the upgrade of two shiploaders at the Durban harbour. The shiploaders have been used to load sugar onto vessels at the South African Sugar Association’s sugar terminal for over 50 years. 

Maintenance-free lamella-type suspension system for BOF vessel ensures a long service life

22nd March 2018 Tata Steel UK places order with SMS group for the supply of a converter Tata Steel UK has placed an order with SMS group 

Maintenance-free lamella-type suspension system for BOF vessel ensures a long service life

22nd March 2018 Tata Steel UK places order with SMS group for the supply of a converter Tata Steel UK has placed an order with SMS group 

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... 

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... 

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 —... 

Attention to detail crucial for conveyor belts

By: Robyn Wilkinson     18th August 2017 Stringent adherence to safety protocols and a fit-for-purpose design are important factors governing the successful use of conveyor belts to increase production rates in mining, say industrial rubber products manufacturer Dunlop Industrial Products product managers Paul Nel and Dave Pitcher.  

Advanced wear technology stands to set new benchmark

By: Robyn Wilkinson     18th August 2017 Following the successful introduction of its locally manufactured zirconia-enhanced alumina ceramic products for wear protection applications in South Africa, industrial lining and materials handling solutions provider Groupline Projects is exploring options to expand the availability of 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... 

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... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

4th July 2017 To lead the market in engineered wear protection solutions and flux cored welding wire technology, Welding Alloys South Africa (WASA) is focused on responding to its customers’ needs. Part of the Welding Alloys group, which covers more than 150 countries through a network of 30 subsidiaries... 

Amplats’ Q1 output up 1% y/y

By: Anine Kilian     24th April 2017 A strong performance by its Mogalakwena mine has contributed to a 1% year-on-year increase in JSE-listed Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) production to 571 900 oz for the quarter ended March 31. Mogalakwena’s output rose 3% year-on-year to 111 900 oz, with strong plant recoveries 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... 

Multotec Launches As A Fully Botswana Company

16th March 2017 After five years of successfully growing its market in Botswana, mineral processing solutions provider Multotec will now be relaunching as a fully-fledged subsidiary – locally registered and rooted in Botswana. “With our head office in Letlhakane and additional site offices at Jwaneng, Orapa and... 

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... 

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... 

Hertwich Engineering to supply a compact remelt plant for aluminum to SAI in Taiwan

23rd November 2016 SuperAlloy Industrial CO. Ltd. (SAI), located in Dou-Liu City, Taiwan, has placed an order with Austrian Hertwich Engineering, a company of SMS group (www.sms-group.com), for the supply of a compact remelt plant for aluminum billets in sizes up to maximum 305 millimeters diameter and 7,000... 

Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation and service excellence

23rd November 2016 Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 Chromium Carbide (CrC) clad liner plates for the materials-handling industry, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Founder and CEO Martin Maine has extensive experience in physical metallurgy, and has participated in several international... 

Rob Powell, Commercial Director, Lantek UK talks about Industry 4.0 for sheet metal manufacturers

10th November 2016 Industry 4.0 is the next stage on from the automation systems that many companies within the sheet metal industry are already embracing. We have supplied many CADCAM systems and we see that manufacturers understand the need for sheet handling systems such as stacker systems for the automated... 

Weba Chute Systems Leverages Expertise On Skouries Project

19th September 2016 Weba Chute Systems, known for challenging the boundaries in transfer point technology, has leveraged its in-depth applications knowledge and know-how to engineer an innovative bifurcated chute system for Eldorado Gold’s Skouries Project. The bifurcated chute is one of nine transfer point... 

Fit-For-Purpose Wear Solutions

22nd August 2016 Pressure on maintenance budgets coupled with the need to increase productivity while reducing unplanned downtime in the mining, quarrying and power sectors of the market presents a unique set of challenges. One of the most obvious ways to cut costs is to look at areas in the plant where excessive... 

High-Performance Material Handling Technologies on Display at MINExpo 2016

19th August 2016 A broad range of advanced technologies for safer and more productive bulk handling will be on display at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016, as Martin Engineering unveils new and improved component designs for conveyor belt cleaning, dust management, load containment, risk reduction and improved... 

Weba Chute Systems Reduce Material Degradation, Dust And Noise In Steel Plant

15th July 2016 The recent installation of three Weba Chute Systems at the Isdemir Steel Plant in Turkey has significantly reduced noise levels as well as material degradation and dust levels. Alwin Nienaber, technical director of Weba Chute Systems, says that the custom engineering of the transfer points... 

Dominion sees nearly million-carat impact owing to Ekati fire, 330 temporary layoffs

By: Henry Lazenby     6th July 2016 TSX- and NYSE-listed Dominion Diamond Corp, Canada’s largest independent diamond producer, has announced that as a result of a June 23 fire at its Ekati mine, in the Northwest Territories, it now expected to produce about 900 000 ct less diamonds from the operation this year. The fire had caused... 

GCC Engineering

17th June 2016 Established in 1994 as GC Construction, GCC Engineering assumed its current name early this year, a year after the company had built a new workshop and new offices in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. It is a leading fabrication, refurbishment and maintenance service provider in the province and is... 

Structural Floor Extreme

9th June 2016 Structural floor showing 1932 secondary support beams Over the years First Office Storage Concepts has consistently offered innovative storage solutions, quality products and outstanding customer service to all its clients, locally, nationally and across our borders. We have managed to achieve... 

South African Manufactured Screens Chosen For Australian Iron Ore Mine Again

1st June 2016 MBE Minerals reports it has secured yet another export contract from Australia for the supply of its custom engineered and manufactured heavy duty vibrating screens. The South African original equipment manufacturer (OEM) attributes the ongoing successes being achieved in Australia to its ability... 

Low-Profile Bulk Bag Discharger Fits Existing Layouts

11th April 2016 A new Series of BULK-OUT™ Half-Frame Bulk Bag Dischargers features low-cost frames of variable heights and offsets to fit restricted areas previously utilised for dumping of smaller containers such as sacks, pails, drums, boxes and bins. The low profile dischargers are engineered to straddle... 

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