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Russia Digitalises 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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Poynting’s MinePoynt antennas makes wireless work underground

Poynting has a complete WiFi and cellular range of antennas which are supplied locally and internationally. Of particular interest, is the circular polarised helical antenna range used in mines and tunnels called MinePoynt antennas These antennas are specifically designed for mines and tunnels, as the circular polarisation has proved to …

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Increasing mining services key to Africa

Southern African Development Community (SADC) believes increasing the demand for mining goods and services is necessary to grow the industry in Africa Seth Akweshie, Industrialisation Adviser for SADC made the announcement recently at the Cross-Border Mining Services Indaba, in Johannesburg citing that most inland developments in Africa have been established …

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Well-trained workforce boosts profits – WearCheck

Up-skilling workforce through useful training courses is one of the long-recognised ways to ensure productivity remains elevated. WearCheck says the reliability solutions arena is a prime example of how well-trained workers can have a positive impact on an industrial operation by maximising the investment in a good condition monitoring programme. …

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Respirable silica dust long-term exposure health effects

If you decide to take a walk along a sandy beach, you will be walking on millions of particles of crystalline silica, one of the most common minerals and an important element in the glass and ceramic industry. While it exists in nature mainly as quartz, silica is also used …

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De Beers pilot block-chain technology initiative

De Beers Group says is progressing development of the first blockchain technology initiative to span the diamond value chain and provide a single, tamper-proof and permanent digital record for every diamond registered on the platform. The initiative will underpin confidence in diamonds and the diamond industry by ensuring that all …

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Tanzania’s Mahenge search for study funds

Mahenge graphite project developers Black Rock Mining is working on raising A$4.75-million to fund the project’s definitive feasibility study. According to the company, an initial A$4.2-million is to be raised through the placement of 70-million new fully paid ordinary shares, at 6c each to institutional and sophisticated investors. The placement …

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Tektronix redefines mid-range oscilloscopes

Tektronix has introduced the new 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope to better meet modern electronics design challenges. The 5 Series MSO redefines the midrange oscilloscope with a host of innovations including the industry’s first FlexChannelTM technology that allows 4, 6 or 8 analog channels and up to 64 digital channels, …

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Pumping slurries with a peristaltic pump

Verder Peristaltic Pumps offer several advantages for mines to pump their slurries. Some of the advantages include less water, power, space, damage chemicals and downtime. According to the company, the hose pumps can circulate slurry SGs of 1.6 to 1.8 or up to 80% solid content. The traditional centrifugal pump …

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