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  • 17.07.12 Main >> news

    Novatek and Nestek formally merged the two businesses on 1 June 2012. Although the two companies have operated for many years as strategic partners, the integration of Nestek’s manufacturing resource strengthens Novatek’s ability to better serve the growing demands in the hydropowered mining market.

    We look forward to further growth as a market leader in energy-efficient and productive mining technology.

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  • 17.07.12 Main >> news

    Novatek will be exhibiting our rockdrilling and hydropowered mining equipment at the show in September.

    The Eskom power-supply constraints on existing and new mines are affecting operating costs and even the ability to mine – if power is not available a mineshaft becomes an expensive hole.

    Hydropowered mining technology was ‘green’ long before it became fashionable. The concept of using high-pressure water hydraulics is innately more energy-efficient than pneumatic systems – easily over 90% more efficient.

    Hydropower makes economic, productivity and safety sense – call it ’green’ if you want!

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  • 03.12.10 Main >> news
    The most bizarre and most impractical product we have ever made is a SHUNICYCLE. You won’t find it in a dictionary and Google doesn’t know the term… yet.

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  • 27.08.10 Main >> news
    Medium pressure (MP) drills normally used on powerpack systems operate at a specified pressure range of 12 to 16 MPa. In practice, drillers often connect too many drills to a system; this can cause operating pressures to fall to 8 MPa or lower. Another favourite is where waterjets are used for cleaning concurrent with drilling, with the same effect.

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  • 26.08.10 Main >> news
    New mining projects are finding their powering-technology choices limited by electrical power constraints. Eskom will supply up to a maximum of say 5 MVA; at higher consumptions increasingly punitive rates start to apply. It often makes it impossible to mine an economic tonnage with the industry fallback system – pneumatic systems to power drilling.

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