The Asia Miner

JUL-SEP 2018

The ASIA Miner - Reporting Important Issues to Mining Companies in the Asia Pacific Region

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the asia miner • volume 15 • issue 3 45 SUPPLIER NEWS Pantoro has advise that its recently installed ore sorter and crushing circuit has been commissioned and is operaঞng to expectaঞon. The new circuit has demonstrated reliable operaঞon at approximately 90 tonnes per hour, which easily exceeds mill capacity with and without the ore sorter in operaঞon. The ore sorter has displayed expected performance in work completed to date with current sorঞng outcomes consistent with the test work completed prior to purchasing the unit. Pantoro will conঞnue to opঞmise the circuit and ore sorter operaঞons in conjuncঞon with STEINERT. As more material is processed through the circuit, addiঞonal fine tuning may result in further improvements to sorted ore grades. The ore sorter assists the site to achieve increased producঞon by removing waste from the mill feed, which is currently operaঞng at full capacity, and replacing it with addiঞonal ore. Pantoro expects to be in a posiঞon to remove temporary mobile crushers which conঞnue to provide capacity during circuit commissioning and opঞmisaঞon from site by the end of the current quarter, substanঞally reducing current processing plant operaঞng costs. The STEINERT KSS combinaঞon sensor sorঞng system is a plaorm on which various sensors can be deployed, and includes 3D, colour and inducঞon detecঞon. The system can also be fied with a fourth sensor: near-infrared, x-ray transmission or x-ray fluorescence sensor). The combinaঞon of 3D detecঞon and inducঞon sensors compared to a purely inducঞve sensor, for example, enables the acঞve sorঞng of non-metals from metal concentrates. So-called negaঞve sorঞng suppresses unwanted objects in the material flow. The combinaঞon of x-ray transmission (XRT) and 3D provides the opঞon of an addiঞonal assessment of object characterisঞcs and makes the system less sensiঞve to large differences in the material to be sorted. In principle it is recommended that the sensor combinaঞon is configured to customer and applicaঞon requirements. Pantoro opmises gold producon thanks to STEINERT ore sorter STEINERT's ore sorter optimises gold production at Nicolsons This combinaঞon o[en opens up further possibiliঞes to clean up generated products beyond the extent originally required or to add sorঞng stages previously assessed as not feasible. The STEINERT so[ware developed by our experts also enables the design of new detecঞon algorithms, which can be added at short noঞce as needed to cope with new challenges. The extended combinaঞon of up to four sensor technologies has established a very flexible sorঞng system for the customer, which enables the soluঞon of different sorঞng tasks with just one machine.

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