Mining experts from across the continent attended a technical conclave yesterday in Pretoria, South Africa, aimed at sharing global research on the improvement of milling circuits and extending their viable lifespans. Minerals beneficiation supply specialist, Tega Industries, hosted the event.

Yaver Imam, Tega Industries Group director, took the audience through the global reach of Tega Industries. Image supplied by African Mining, incorporating Mining Mirror

Yaver Imam, Tega Industries Group director, took the audience through the global reach of Tega Industries. Image supplied by African Mining, incorporating Mining Mirror

The conclave presented papers from experts across four continents and covered topics including optimisation and maintenance, innovations in mill liners and understanding the influence of design and operating variables on mill performance. (View our LinkedIn video in which one of the expert speakers at the event, Mark Sherman of Fluor Canada, Mining & Metals Technical director and senior fellow Communition SME, talks about the next generation of liner designs which are increasing efficiencies, cost savings and wear-life, and are reducing carbon footprints in minerals processing in mining.

This is the second Mineral Processing conclave hosted by the company in the country which showcased the company’s commitment to improving the beneficiation process through research and development, as well as listening to the input of its many customers and adapting to their unique needs.

Collaboration to solve pain points

Tega Industries Africa CEO, Vishal Gautam, says for over 45 years the company has lived by its philosophy to work together with its clients in an effort to enhance productivity through innovative and effective solutions. Its collaborative approach has earned the trust of clients and in just over two decades since establishing a manufacturing plant in South Africa, the company has become synonymous with minerals beneficiation. (View our LinkedIn video where Gautam talks to the objectives of the event held yesterday

During this time the public listed entity in India has found a niche working shoulder-to-shoulder alongside its customers to develop products that drastically improve processes and address pain points and bottlenecks on these plants.

This has allowed Tega’s team of worldwide specialists to develop solutions that are appropriate for customers’ requirements and has led to the establishment of conclaves across the globe to share some of the work that the company has done. These developments apply across its product range from its renowned DynaMax mill liners, wear products, screens and trommels, as well as conveyor components and hydro cyclones.

Two announcements on the day

During the conclave the company also made two significant announcements. First, was its entrance into the equipment manufacturing market with a full range of crushers, screens, feeders, dry/wet grinding mills, slurry pumps, thickeners, floatation cells, filter presses, scrubbers, mobile crushing and screening plants. This follows the recent acquisition announcement of minerals processing equipment manufacturer, McNally Sayaji Equipment and will offer African customers significant advantage with additional alternatives when it comes to traditional equipment. (View our videoed interview where African Mining, incorporating Mining Mirror spoke to Yaver Imam, Tega Industries Group director about their recent expansion into this OEM space.

Another exciting announcement was the introduction of hand lining services that will be available to all customers using the company’s advanced equipment for cold and hot bonding of liners to metal parts. “These are complicated processes, and it just makes sense from a quality perspective to outsource the work,” said Vishal.

He concluded that the conclave underpins Tega Industries’ commitment to the African continent adding that local manufacture has many benefits. “We are bullish about South Africa and Africa and that is why we have invested heavily in our plant. We want to be as close to our customers as possible. It is our belief that on-time delivery reduces customers’ spares requirements and saves them space and money.”

Source: Supplied by Tega Industries, edited by Sharyn Macnamara