It is almost time for Electra Mining Africa 2014 which takes place from 15-19 September at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, Johannesburg. Ranked as one the world’s largest mining shows, Electra Mining Africa will host over 850 exhibitors showing off their innovations, products, services and technologies across 38 000 m2 of exhibition space.
Visitors can expect to see many leading-edge South African companies in the packed halls, marquees and outside precincts. High-profile international exhibitors are also lined up from countries such as Australia, Chile, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US. French, Chinese and Turkish pavilions are confirmed, as well as the Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE) pavilion.
Exhibiters will be taking advantage of the show to launch new products and demonstrate their products to thousands of potential customers.
“With a collective value of millions of Rands in products, equipment and machinery on display there is a lot for our visitors to see,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, organisers of the show. “Many of our exhibitors will be launching their latest products at the show and there will be live demonstrations, interactive product displays, simulation booths and technical presentations. Technical experts will be available to interact with visitors on the stands”
ATS 2000 will be showcasing its 10t hoist and trolleys which will be in operation on their stand with a remote/wireless control, which is a first in Africa. The company will also display its INDU 25 ton Air Hoist and its lubrication free Vane Pneumatic Motor.
Specialists in innovative body protection, Dupont will be launching Tyvek 800J which uses proprietary technology to combine oil repellency and durable protection against pressurized jets of liquids and water based chemicals with fabric breathability. Also, Tychem 4000S which presents wearers with optimum barrier against a range of chemicals while also being supple and lightweight.
Hytorc will unveil the world’s first ever precision impact bolting gun. The gun offers extremely fast rundown speed and unmatched torque output accuracy which allows it to safely and effectively complete almost any industrial bolting job.
MMD Africa will introduce the Transporter at Electra Mining Africa. The MMD Atlas 500t Transporter is the latest in in-pit sizing and conveying technology, with ground breaking sizing systems that optimize efficiency, improve safety and yield high productivity.
Afgen Positioning and Surveying Solutions will launch the Bramor gEO UAS which is ideally suited for remote surveying applications for open pit, volume calculations & surveillance. Its design places emphasis on the lightest possible take-off weight and advanced aerodynamics providing superb stability, electric propulsion and completely autonomous operation. The composite material construction ensures a high level of survivability.
Tru-Trac Rollers will demonstrate all its conveyor equipment at Electra Mining Africa. The company will also launch the new Pro-Zone Modular Conveyor Load Zone System for containment of dust and air at load areas to reduce dust pollution.
Afrox will showcase its unique and innovative Smoothflo™ gas pressure regulator. This pioneering regulator delivers a multi-stage performance with a single-stage design and sets new standards in performance by combining valve encapsulation with piston technology, effectively replacing the diaphragm typically used in standard regulators. The advantages include reliable, constant performance and improved pressure stability across the entire working pressure range.
Other new products to be launched at the show include Engen’s new 900L horizontal IPS lubricant dispensing station. This unit allows mini-bulk to be transported and dispensed in underground mining operations or in areas where there is a restriction in height. Once the pack is emptied it can be filled with used oil and be brought back to surface.
The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will be introducing Ford’s all new Ranger XL-Plus, the perfect mining partner. It boasts a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating, as well as a host of improvements that were developed on the world’s most demanding mine sites, making it the toughest Ranger yet. Visit the Ford stand to see the Ranger XL-Plus put through its paces on the 4×4 track.
In addition, highly sought after conferences will be running alongside Electra Mining Africa, which provide further value-add for visitors. These are the SAIMM Surface Mining Conference, the Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC International Infrastructure and Invest Convention (IIIC), the Powering African Industry Conference, a WiMSA Women in Mining Workshop and a programme of SAIMechE Exhibitor Soapbox presentations.
Electra Mining Africa is organised by Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, a member of the prestigious Montgomery Group and a member of the Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (EXSA). Electra Mining has accreditation from UFI, which is the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. This means that the event is audited according to strict standards.
For further information go to www.electramining.co.za