Archive for August, 2018

Gallery: IMSSA Mpumalanga branch meeting, 17 August 2018

Members of the Mpumalanga branch of the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa met at the Witbank Golf Club on 17 August 2018 for their annual general meeting. They discussed drone applications, got a glimpse of a new combined laser scanner total station, and elected three new committee members. Read the full article here.

Smart metering system powers up customers

Voltex’s Invirotel smart metering management system uses Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) to provide a simple and affordable energy metering solution. AMI integrates smart meters, communication networks and data management systems for two-way communication between utilities and customers. The meters, either single or three phase, can operate in either pre- or post-paid modes and use existing […]

New radio telescope to probe dark energy and mysterious radio flashes

South Africa has launched a multimillion-Rand global project in radio astronomy that will conduct ground-breaking science in astrophysics while building on existing excellence in the country. The Hydrogen Intensity and Real Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) telescope will be located at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa site in the Karoo. The HIRAX telescope project […]

Rope access and drone combo for maintenance

Skyriders has carried out routine inspections of two smokestacks and one cooling tower using a combination of rope access and drones for client Dundee Precious Metals at the Tsumeb Namibia mining operation. The drones completed a general internal visual inspection, followed by detailed visual inspection and core sampling by a six-person rope-access team. The deliverable […]

New class of lidar solves scalability and performance issues

Baraja unveiled its Spectrum-Scan Lidar, which uses prism-like optics and shifting wavelengths of light to create quality data and clarity of vision for autonomous vehicles. This new category of lidar pairs wavelength-tuneable laser with prism-like optics to address scalability, reliability and performance issues that have challenged automakers, rideshares and tech behemoths as they race toward […]

Mining software expands into Ghana

Mining software solutions and services provider Micromine Africa attended the West African Mining and Power Expo (WAMPEX) in Ghana, where it introduced its software solutions to the mining industry in West Africa in particular. The company continues to increase its footprint on the continent. Micromine 2018 has been developed to adapt to mining operations as […]