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Complementary packages and services are dedicated to the mining industry. We ensure the right setup for your mining projects.

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The mining industry depends on an uninterrupted supply of power and clean compressed air, as well as on the highest standards of quality and safety compliance. We offer 100% product compliance and have perfected our product offerings to suit a wide range of mining requirements. Whether you're looking for surface or underground mining equipment, Rand-Air will design, commission & maintain the right set-up of equipment and complementary accessories for you to successfully complete your projects.

Our 24/7 premium rental service ensures you 100% working time.

Medium pressure portable compressors at 8.6 bar, high-pressure units up to 35 bar, electric compressors and generators, complementary services and packages like lighting towers and transformers: it all comes with our total solution approach.

  • Instrument air
  • Cleaning air 100% oil-free compressed air for a wide range of cleaning applications
  • Drilling air high power wheeled units for deeper drilling
  •  Lighting
  • Electricity supply diesel powered generators for surface

Reliable, flexible and safe mining equipment

Over 140 years of experience in more than 160 markets has allowed us to design machines that meet your specific needs.

  • Our high-power portable air compressors are highly suited for drilling to be carried out more economically and faster. 
  • Our range of oil-free air compressors reduces the maintenance cost of your equipment and minimizes the risk of contamination that can lead to an increased risk of fire. 
  • Our electric units can be used underground without compromising power or efficiency.

Specialized drilling applications

We also offer an extensive range of rental packages developed to meet the diverse needs of the drilling industry. This includes high-pressure oil injected compressors optimized for the most demanding drilling applications.

7 reasons why Rand-Air gets the job done

  1. Industry-first in 100% oil-free air, ISO-certified 
  2. 140+ years of experience, at home in more than 160 markets 
  3. International service network, 24/7 availability 
  4. Top-quality equipment, components, and accessories 
  5. Save time and money with rental, from temporary needs to planned and crisis situations 
  6. Total solutions approach: set-ups designed to match your needs 
  7. Reliable, lasting results thanks to excellent equipment and service

Rand-Air lights the way in the Northern Cape


When a new mine was developed in the Northern Cape, there was no infrastructure to call on. Rand-Air lighted the way by providing 160+ QLB5+ high lights to ensure visibility and safety on site. This 5-year project ensured that the mine operations could safely continue after hours. This project extended to diesel-driven compressors and generators. Due to the scope and length of the project, Rand-Air established an onsite service department to ensure the lights stayed on.

Rand-Air's first underground compressor


Rand-Air is a pioneer in the supply of mine-modified compressors. Our mining customer requested air compressors that could be safely operated in underground mine shafts, we went about modifying our standard GA fleet, and to date have converted GA75, GA110, GA132, and GA160's for various mines in Southern Africa. These conversions apply to the physical compressor housing, flow, voltage, and configuration. We completed the first air compressor conversion to a 1000V input power supply in Southern Africa. Another innovative design included fitting an underground compressor to a mining cart ("karretjie").

Rand-Air assists in mining exploration


A long-standing rental customer approached Rand-Air for a special project in the Northern Cape. They had been awarded a mining exploration tender and would require 25 Bar Compressors for the project. Due to the safety requirements for the projects extra features had to be included in our rental units, including a remote start option as well as an internal fire suppression system. Our Technical team sprang into action, and we were able to assist with 18 converted XRVS Air compressors

Rand-Air supplies 20 000 cfm to local mine during an emergency


A local mine had a catastrophic breakdown of their centrifugal compressor in June and required 20 000 Cfm. They contacted Rand-Air Specialty Rental to assist with portable compressors. We provided a mix of diesel and electrical driven compressors from the XAS and GA Range to assist with 16500 Cfm. We also arranged transport for the 18 compressors to site, as well as technicians to assist with offloading and commissioning. This team effort ensured that the mine could continue production. This 2 week hire turned into a 3 month hire, during which time the Rand-Air service department assisted on-site and ensured the mine could continue operating

Rand-Air continues to be the preferred rental supplier for Various Mining Groups


Rand-Air has a long history in the mining industry and is the preferred rental supplier for various mining groups in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and North West. We have supplied rental plant for various shutdowns sourcing from all our inland depots, sometimes having multiple shutdowns at the same time. Our logistics partners and technical service teams have ensured speedy delivery and connection. We also offer long term rental options unique to the mining sector, so call us to assist with your air, power and flow requirements.

Contact Rand-Air for all your total solution requirements.

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