CAN Engineering Worx is aware that, in the high risk environment of mining, quality is of the utmost importance to ensure the safety of all personnel.

For this primary reason we design and manufacture our products to the highest standards possible and provide additional services to further ensure a safe working environment for all.

Currently, CAN Engineering Worx holds patents for the Spillminator and Pipe Bulkhead Chutes that are being used by Anglo Platinum, Gold elds, Anglo Gold Ashanti and others.

Our footprint includes the regions of Carletonville, Northen Cape to Zambia Copperbelt which enables us to provide a quality service across Africa.


CAN Engineering Worx, through its continuous research and development, is now also supplying the following items to the mining industry:

  • Stope Grizzly’s
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic tip doors
  • Material and explosive cars


All our clients have specific needs unique to their operating environment; we believe that every turnkey solution we offer should be customized to meet these needs. For this purpose an on-site assessment and consultation is done to determine what the client requires.

Our service includes measuring, design, costing quotation and a detailed delivery schedule.

All designs, including that of the Spillminator packages adhere to mining industry speci cations while still meeting the client’s unique requirements.

Drawings and designs are scrutinized and signed off by a professional engineer to ensure quality and accuracy before manufacturing starts.

Spillminator Chute


  • In accordance with SANS specification 0208, the chute is designed for a nominal design pressure of 840kPa in platinum mines and 600 kPa in goldmines.
  • 840 kPa is equivalent to a 30m ore pass filled with UG2 slurry (hydrostatic head).
  • The design code states that the hydrostatic head will stay 840 k platform 30m upwards.
  • The standard throat opening on our Side Wall Chutes is 11OOmm x 1OOOmm, and on the Hanging Wall Chute 1200mm x 1200mm, with an over-break of 400mm. Designs can be adapted to accommodate client requirements.
  • Both the doors are designed to withstand direct pressure of 840 kPa.
  • A risk assessment on the operation and maintenance procedure is available on request.
  • Our standard liners are based on Hardox 450 liners. Any liners can be supplied to accommodate the client’s requirements.

Pipe Bulkhead

Hanging Wall Tubular Chute

Side Wall Tubular Chute

Plate Top Structure with Hanging Wall Chute

Plate Top Structure with Belt Feeder Chute

Making a change

CAN Engineering Worx is a proud contributor to the transformation process in South Africa. As such, we ensure that all our activities are geared towards the upliftment of previously disadvantaged groups and the maintenance of employment equity in our workplace.