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Webinar 11 November: Replacing guess work with test work

12h00 GMT | 14h00 SAT

11 November 2021

Duration: 60 minutes

There are two critical steps that go hand-in-hand with ever increasing demands to optimise processes across all equipment, including screening machines.

Those two steps include:

  • the need to accurately assess current operational challenges and secondly
  • provide verifiable data to enable appropriate action to be taken.

Conducting test work allows operations to gain a complete understanding of the dynamics of the process and how the screen media reacts to it.

In doing so, this enables the optimisation of the process to achieve maximum productivity at optimised expenses.

Test work is often not prioritised due to a lack of awareness of the true value it can bring to an operation.

Process equipment specialist Multotec, together with Mining Review Africa aims to turn this concept on its head as together we unpack the importance of test work – particularly for screening applications.

Key takeaways

1. Understand the value that test work provides

2. Better understand the importance of correct screening media selection for individual applications


Gerrit van den Heever, Sales Director | Multotec Manufacturing

Gerrit van den Heever holds the position of Sales Director for Multotec Manufacturing – the specialist screening company within the Multotec Group.  He has a National Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering spent 2-and-a-half years as a branch manager for Multotec and has years of hands-on experience in the crushing, screening, milling, pumping and mineral processing equipment sales environments.

PJ Pieters BEng (Chem), Process Engineer | Multotec Manufacturing

PJ has obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering in 2015, followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Management and a certificate in Advanced Project Management. PJ’s  role in Multotec is that of Process Engineer within their Technical Support Centre where the focus is on test work and product development.  He is passionate about contributing to an innovation-led approach to sustainable mining.

Mamadupe Hlahane, Process and Sales Engineer | Vibramech

Mamadupe has over 15 years’ experience within the mining and mineral processing industry with experience ranging from research and development and mining concentrator operations. She joined Vibramech in January 2018 as a Sales and Process engineer.