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 showcases new line-up of world-class equipment

Exceptional machines from United States-based Astec Loudon, Toro Trencor, Roadtec, BTI and American Augers are now being supplied and supported in the South African market by Osborn Engineered Products. Osborn, which is also part of the Astec stable and has become the African agent for its American sister companies, hosted an Open Day at its Elandsfontein premises at the end of 2011, to showcase some of the additions to its equipment offering.

Showcased the Open Day was the Roadtec Shuttle Buggy, a material transfer vehicle (MTV) that can store and transfer hot-mixed asphalt material from a truck to a paver for continuous paving.