Regardless of whether they're open pit or deep underground, conveyors are the arteries and veins of every mine. But while the basics remain consistent, there has been no shortage of ancillary equipment designed to get the best out of what is often one of the largest capital cost centres on a new project or existing mine. Martin Engineering, one of South Africa's leading bulk material handling specialists, has a major part to play in making material handling easier, safer and more productive, according to a Business Excellence report.
reports that Martin Engineering is claiming a majority share in the coal industry of Mpumalanga centred around Witbank/Emalahleni ('place of coal'), it has also grabbed a big chunk of business within SA's gold, diamond, and platinum mines. "Within a 100 kilometre radius of our base in Witbank," says Warwick Smith, marketing manager of Martin Engineering in South Africa, "there are multiple coal power stations and in the region of 70 mining operations."
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