Vibramech

Johannesburg-based screen manufacturer Vibramech has established a firm footprint across the West African region over its 41 years of operation and is recognised as a leader in its field.

The company’s equipment has been supplied to and is successfully operating across numerous mining operations spanning the entire West African region, including Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Guinea, Senegal, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire.

This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 5 2018

Vibramech’s clients in these countries are also supplied with spare parts and are further supported by a team of experienced engineers who often carry out site visits in order to assess the installed equipment and operations, and also provide advice on optimal operational conditions for its equipment.

As an original equipment manufacturer, Vibramech has purposefully designed high quality, reliable and especially robust vibrating equipment for the often harsh African operating conditions above ground, which are highly diversified from one country to the other.

The company has a flexible and practical approach to screen design, which enables the client to optimise the vibrating equipment geometry to suit its specific requirements, resulting in tailor-made equipment.

It has over the decades developed a comprehensive range of multislope (or banana) screens, horizontal and inclined screens, dewatering screens, grizzly feeders, pan feeders, tubular feeders and grease tables.

All equipment is manufactured in-house by Vibramech, in its factory in Chamdor, 35 km west of Johannesburg.

Almost every piece of equipment is tailor-made to suit a client’s specific requirements, from both a plant layout viewpoint and process considerations. A present staff complement of 200 control all activities from sales through to engineering and manufacturing.

All equipment is designed and manufactured by Vibramech without the use of manufacturing subcontractors. This ensures complete control over quality and scheduling.

Vibramech welcomes new mechanical and sales engineers

Vibramech has expanded its South African sales engineering team with the addition of Mike Newby - an established sales and service advisor in the mining industry and - Mamadupe Hlahane - who holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and B.Comm Finance.

Three B.Eng. (Mechanical) graduates from the University of Pretoria have also joined the company - Amin Jami, who holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude), Darren Ternent and James Vorster, both of whom obtained B.Eng. (Mechanical) degrees in 2017.

These young and dynamic mechanical engineers will be used throughout Vibramech’s divisions in order to ensure product improvements and outstanding quality of design and manufacture.

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