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.

Osborn showcases new VSI range at Open Day

Osborn hosted an Open Day on 15 November at its Elandsfontein premises to promote the addition of the KPI-JCI Vertical Shaft Impact Crusher (VSI) to its product range.  Two brand-new VSI’s were on display, enabling customers to have an up-close inspection of these versatile 1500 and 2500 machines. 

Osborn has already had remarkable success with the VSI, with both machines sold before they landed in SA, according to Shane Beattie, product sales manager.  They will be used at quarry sites for sand production.   

Osborn sponsors IMESA Conference

The 2012 annual conference for the Institute of Municipal Engineering SA will be the 76th, and will take place at the Outeniqua Railway Museum in George. The IMESA conferences are always a major event on the engineering calendar,  and this year is expected to be a unique occasion. Technical tours will provide an opportunity to introduce delegates to engineering feats in the area, some being a first for South Africa.