All our clients have specific needs unique to their operating environment; we believe that every turnkey solution we offer should be customised to meet these needs. For this purpose an on-site assessment and consultation is done to determine what the client requires. Our services include measuring, design, costing, quotation and a detailed delivery schedule.

All designs, including that of the Spillminator packages adhere to mining industry specifications while still meeting the client’s unique requirements. Drawings and designs are scrutinised and signed off by a professional engineer to ensure quality and accuracy before manufacturing starts. We also assist our clients with installation and commissioning of our products.

Committed to safety,
committed to you.

Responding to the recurring issue of spillage and mud rushes in the platinum mines in the Rustenburg-area, Anglo Platinum approached CAN Mining to conduct research and find a solution to the problem. The first prototype of the Spillminator Chute was built and tested at Amandelbult Platinum Mine in 1992 and it was found that the Chute handled mud rushes very well with minimal spillage. Crucially, the Spillminator increased the safety of the mining personnel by controlling this recurring hazard. It also proved to reduce down-time and production loss efficiently. The Spillminator is currently the only design which can effectively stop and hold a mud rush.

AP1 and AP3 designs

In conjunction with a design team from Anglo Platinum’s Technical Division, CAN Mining designed the Spillminator AP 3 according to SANS 0208 standards. The Chute is capable of managing ore passes of 30 metres and longer and its main feature is the double door system. In the event of a mudslide, the main door will stop or slow down the rush and the second door will shut down the rush completely. The system can be drained after the mud rush and production can continue.


Further to our high quality manufacturing capabilities, CAN Mining also offers professional, prompt and cost-effective design and draughting services that will meet the needs of any client in the mining sector. Our design and draughting team uses the latest software from Autodesk, AutoCAD and Inventor.


  • Market leader in mudslide and spillage control systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in box front and Chute designs
  • Outstanding manufacturing capacity and capabilities to exceed clients' expectations
  • Key engineering and mining experience
  • Use of the latest mechanical design software
  • Extensive contracting knowledge
  • Up-to-date project management capability
  • Considerable business administration and management insight
  • Research and development driven
  • Human resources and personnel administration know-how
  • Empowerment and social development skills


Our customers include most of the major role players in the South African mining industry:

  • Anglo Gold Ashanti
  • Goldfields SA
  • Harmony
  • Anglo Platinum
  • Royal Bafokeng – Rasimone
  • Impala Platinum