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Smart Technology Transforms Access to Energy

Changing the face of energy consumption and innovation demands big and bold ideas. It asks that organisations, sectors, and service providers invest in solutions that change how energy is consumed, created, and managed. And the mining sector has been meeting these big and bold requests head-on. This sector, facing complex …

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Groundprobe launches new geo-hazard monitoring system

GroundProbe has launched one of the industry’s most advanced doppler radars for reactive geo-hazard monitoring, the RGR-Velox. RGR-Velox (Reactive Geo-hazard Radar) is a military-precision reactive monitoring and alarming system for tailings dam breaches, large slope failures, landslides and avalanches. It detects, tracks and alarms on moving geo-hazards in real-time, keeping …

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WearCheck’s new transformer monitoring technology gives speedy results

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently invested several million Rand in four brand new laboratory instruments for their flourishing transformer division laboratories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson says the company’s investment in the equipment has relieved some of the current sample volume pressure and reduced …

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Explosion-proof hoists for Kusile coal conveyors

Condra has completed manufacture of eight explosion-proof, high-lift hoists – four of them articulated – for Tenova Bateman. All are custom-built, two-speed machines that utilise the modularity of Condra’s K‑Series to deliver performance capabilities precisely tailored to the individual requirements of each application. After commissioning at Kusile Power Station, the …

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Russia mechanises Africa’s mining sector to increase output

Russian companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment utilisation …

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