Iron Ore Operation in China chooses Osborn

Iron Ore Operation in China chooses Osborn

A chinese Iron Ore Operation has chosen Osborn’s SA-designed and manufactured modular plant

While Chinese machines are pouring into Africa, a South African mining equipment manufacturer is quietly making its mark in the People’s Republic. Johannesburg-based Osborn has secured its first ever export order to China, for a modular plant to be utilised in iron ore processing.

“This is a ground-breaking order,” enthuses marketing director Martin Botha. “It is an exciting and significant turnaround to see a South African machine shipped to China, while machines from China are being shipped to mines around Africa. It’s a reflection of the exceptional quality of Osborn’s equipment,” he adds.

Osborn won this R20-million export order amid stiff competition from leading global players.

The Osborn modular plant - which Botha says will replace a “locally-made kit” at the Chinese operation - comprises a primary Osborn jaw crusher, secondary cone crusher, screen and tertiary cone crusher. With a capacity of 300 tph, the Osborn plant will produce a nominal -12mm product.

Osborn has partnered with a China-based company that will undertake the manufacture of the plant’s conveyors.

This order is the latest in a series of sales that Osborn has netted - locally and further afield - for its SA-designed and built modular crushing and screening plants. The company has recently supplied modular plants to several South African mines, as well as operations in Lesotho, Mozambique, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Namibia, Botha reveals.

“New and existing customers are recognising the value of Osborn’s exceptional modular plants. They are easy to build and are mounted on skids, so they are easier to set up. They are also easy to transport and re-erect on a new site. These plants are designed to fit into containers when they are dismantled, which makes transportation easier and cheaper. There’s less civils work and they can be transported, assembled and dismantled easily and quickly. Customers also recognise that Osborn’s machines are more robust and wear resistant, having dead box areas to improve liner wear and machine wear. It is proving a recipe for success.”

Three plants are available, in different sizes - the modular jaw crushing plant (sizes 2540, 3042, 3055, 3648), modular cone crushing plant (sizes 38, 44, 52, 57) and a modular screening plant (sizes 6’, 7’ and 8’ double and triple decks). With the addition of its KPI-JCI Vertical Shaft and Horizontal Shaft Impactors to the modular set-up, Osborn can also offer a full quarry processing plant.