Density Meter Offers Non-nuclear Measurement Option

Noninvasive measuring equipment provider Ultimo said its density meter offers an alternative to nuclear-based densitometers for applications in which the metered material is abrasive, caustic or has high solids content, and where the regulatory environment associated with nuclear is burdensome. The Rhode Island, USA-based company said trial units have been evaluated and purchased by some of the world's largest mining companies with the intention of qualifying as a replacement for legacy nuclear densitometers.

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Metso Reports on Industry’s Largest HPGR at Morenci Copper

According to industry experts, energy efficiency is now a key to success at modern mines. The most potential for energy and cost savings can be realized in the comminution process, where ore is ground and crushed into smaller particles. With the HRC 3000, Metso said it has provided an energy-efficient solution with a range of features, aimed at getting more value from every ton of ore.

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Automation With Human-centered Design Delivers Results at Samarco

By Paulo Correa

All organizations need to protect their assets, but doing so is particularly difficult for industries with equipment installed in harsh environments. At Samarco’s iron ore pelletization plants, thousands of tons of iron ore are processed daily through rollers, mixers, belts and other moving machinery, leading to huge furnaces that run at temperatures up to 1,350°C. Samarco needed to find a solution to monitor equipment that could be flexible enough to allow changes in operational procedures yet robust enough to detect even minor changes in equipment functionality.

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