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Members needed for CFBU board

The Brock University Student Radio Board is accepting nominations for various positions for its upcoming annual term commencing in July 2011.The composition of the board includes two student auxiliary (voting) members, one student at large, one faculty, two community members, one Brock University Students Union representative and one Brock University Student Advisory Council representative. The faculty candidate must be a resident of the Niagara Region. There is no specific requirement that the candidate be full-time faculty.Candidates should support the station goals and be familiar with, or open to, working with an organization based on collective principals. For information, contact read more


Multotec to install two in line overbelt magnets at Sasols Thubelisha coal

first_imgSandvik Mining South Africa placed an order with Multotec to supply two in-line overbelt magnets for the removal of tramp iron at Sasol’s new Thubelisha coal mine in Secunda. “This order was for the supply and installation of our biggest overbelt magnets – 33 t oil cooled units,” Ernst Maritz, General Manager: solid liquid and magnetic separation at Multotec, says. “The two magnets, each 2.4 m wide, will reduce the risk of tramp iron being conveyed into downstream coal processing equipment.”In specifying the largest overbelt magnet in the range, the Multotec team considered variables such as conveyor belt speed and size, burden depth, properties of the load on the belt and the size of the product being conveyed.The magnets, which are suspended over the conveyor on gantries for easy removal for maintenance purposes, feature an automatic belt-driven self-cleaning mechanism that dumps the tramp iron into collection bins located on the side of the conveyor. Tramp iron traditionally removed from coal carrying conveyors includes sections of continuous mine core breaker teeth, conveyor belt idlers, belt joints, wire, roof bolts, metal plates, slings, picks and pick cases, cable hooks, expanded metal, tools and tin cans.Multotec is one of the largest suppliers of overbelt magnets in South Africa. The company is in the final stages of the development of a flameproof air-cooled overbelt magnet for underground tramp iron removal. The company will embark on the manufacture of this innovative new product as soon as it receives the required certification confirming that it complies with SANS 10108 Edition 5, which refers to flameproof equipment used underground.last_img read more