No flash in the pan’: Betterect and DryTech achieve a trio of mineral concentrate drying plant successes

  Betterect, a South African fabricator and erector of large processing equipment structures, undertakes steel fabrication projects within the mining, petrochemical and other industries, for clients as far afield as Austria, Italy, Germany and Australia, as well as throughout Southern and Central Africa. With more than four decades in the industry, they are the recognised leaders within their field. As such, Betterect has conceptualised and developed the ‘Team Africa’ concept, in which steel industry suppliers and manufacturers join forces and share skills and expertise to supply mining, power generation, industrial…

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New carbide inserts for productive and efficient steel turning

  ~ Sandvik Coromant carbide grades offer greatly extended tool-life and more reliable performance ~     Sandvik Coromant is upgrading its range of turning inserts for machining ISO-P steels. The tooling specialist has launched two new carbide grades that are designed for external and internal machining of low-alloyed and unalloyed steels. The new inserts, called GC4415 and GC4425, deliver increased toughness, heat resistance and predictable wear.   GC4415 and GC4425 are ideal for manufacturers operating in mass and batch production set-ups machining low alloyed (P 2.1 to 2.6) and…

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ArcelorMittal South Africa to restart furnace on higher steel demand

  JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa ACLJ.J said on Tuesday it would restart the second blast furnace at its Vanderbijlpark operations in January due to higher steel demand. Africa’s biggest steel producer, which is majority-owned by Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal SA MT.LU, said steel demand had increased quicker than expected due to lockdown-affected construction projects now being completed, increased sales at retail outlets and running at lower stock levels prior to the nationwide lockdown. The company decided to idle the Blast Furnace C at Vanderbijlpark and the Vereeniging Electric Arc Furnace in…

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Unions agree to a wage-freeze in the steel and manufacturing sector

Incentivised manufacturing is the key to economic growth, says the writer. Picture: SUPPLIED Employers in the metals and engineering sector got a reprieve from unions’ demands for higher wages after entering into an agreement to freeze wages until 2021 due to Covid-19. The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa), the largest union in the sector, said the wage-freeze agreement was  brought on by the lockdown that came into effect in March as the government moved to limit the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The three-year wage agreement…

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Betterect’s bolted thickeners for FLSmidth: Collaboration and alignment for a perfect fit in record time

Betterect’s bolted thickeners for FLSmidth

Betterect’s bolted thickeners for FLSmidth: Collaboration and alignment for a perfect fit in record time

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Veer Steel Mills’ women commemorate Women’s Day

  On August 7, women of Veer Steel Mills took to the streets of Alrode to demonstrate and redo the march that happened on August 9, 1956. The day kicked off with a presentation where attendees were addressed on burning topics and those who outshined themselves in their departments were also recognised. While observing lockdown regulations, they continuously took turns in addressing attendees and encouraged each other as women in a male-dominated field. Members of the Alrode company later marched hoisting placards which stood against gender-based violence and which also…

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Crushing’ the competition: Betterect builds semi-mobile crushing plant for Mozambique mine

Loading of bottom section of sizer base frame on SMCP project.

Crushing’ the competition: Betterect builds semi-mobile crushing plant for Mozambique mine

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Everising and First Cut: a cutting-edge partnership delivering premium equipment, consumables and technical support to South African steel fabricators.

Everising and First Cut: a cutting-edge partnership delivering premium equipment, consumables and technical support to South African steel fabricators.

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Best ranked tanks: Betterect employs pan-African project know-how and SA steel to build tanks for RioZim mine

The first completed tank for the RioZim project.

Betterect, a South African specialist in steel fabrication and erection of mining, petrochemical and other industrial structures, is drawing on its extensive experience of successfully delivering steel projects locally and across Africa to fabricate and install ten large steel tanks for RioZim, at its Cam and Motor gold mine in Zimbabwe. The tanks – of which the largest measure 12 m in diameter and 12.7 m in height – are part of an expansion of the gold processing plant at the mine. Betterect has also been appointed as the only…

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The Protea Network: helping businesswomen blossom!

The Protea Network: helping businesswomen blossom!

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