Outstanding Osborn Idlers win Platinum Award

A multi million Rand order for conveyor idlers for the new Booysendal platinum mine in Limpopo reflects the long-standing reputation for long life, low maintenance and minimum downtime of Osborn’s SABS-approved conveyor idlers.

Osborn conveyor products sales manager Donovan Baleta explains that it was the quality and competitive pricing of Osborn’s products that secured this order for idler bases, rolls and anti-run back rolls for Booysendal mine.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with long-standing customer DRA Mineral Projects, as well as Northam Platinum, which owns Booysendal mine,” he adds. Standard Osborn idlers have been supplied for this project, for conveyor belt sizes ranging from 900 mm to 1 500 mm.

R14million order reflects Osborn's expertise in Manganese

Reflecting the outstanding reputation of its hard-wearing machines in the manganese industry, Osborn Engineered Products has supplied equipment totalling R14-million to a new mine in the Northern Cape.

Osborn product specialist Francois Scott elaborates: "We secured this order, for a new manganese mine situated between Black Rock and Sishen, based on the number of machines that we already have operating in this area."

Osborn offers a one-stop shop for coal handling

With coal use worldwide continuing to grow – led by China and India - the future looks bright for equipment suppliers who can contribute to meeting the burgeoning demand for coal-fired energy.

Elandsfontein-based Osborn is one such supplier, and with the addition of a new mineral sizer to its product range, offers a virtual one-stop shop for the coal industry.