Metso has been awarded a contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment for a lithium hydroxide processing plant at Albemarle's Kemerton site.
Every aspect in the production and shipping process counts when it comes to ensuring the mine’s production arrives at the port as scheduled.
Anglo American’s Kolomela mine reduces liner replacement downtime and improves safety using the concave carousel and removal trays system
In mineral processing, crusher efficiency can be compromised over time, affecting production time and, most importantly, the safety of employees. A major factor affecting crusher efficiency is the amount of downtime. The longer it takes to replace the wear parts inside the chamber of a primary gyratory crusher during a maintenance shutdown, the less uptime and thus, less production. By reducing the number of lifts, the replacement can be done much faster and safer.
Bottlenecks in a circuit are typically found in the equipment for comminution, transportation or classification. They may prevent crushing, screening and milling equipment from operating at their optimum performance levels. The bottlenecks might result from factors not originating in the stage where issues are observed. They can be related to equipment, operations or ore characteristics. Quality assessments are an effective way to tackle the issue as a whole: to identify both the root cause and corrective actions as well.
What should be taken into consideration when increasing production in a minerals processing plant already running at full capacity?
From the blasting phase to processing of ore, even the smallest of inefficiencies in the operation can add up. A proper assessment should identify problems and present recommendations based on capex, opex and net present value.
Chinese mining industry is an early adopter of digital solutions that automate and optimize operations
Metso has opened a new Competence Center for mining in China (CCC). Located in Hunan province in central China, the center focuses on developing and manufacturing solutions for the fast-changing Chinese mining market.
Sambo Mining is the main supplier of dolomite in South Korea, selling the product to the Asian steelmakers. In 2017, the production of -30mm end-product grew close to 100,000 tonnes to total of 800,000 tonnes a year. Of this, 200,00 tonnes of premium light-burnt dolomite (LBD) was produced for POSCO, one the largest steelmaking companies of the world, in addition to same amount of regular dolomite. To meet the high demand, Sambo Mining has invested heavily in developing both its dolomite mine and subsidiary’s Kwang Jin’s limestone quarry with Metso solutions
Market for lithium-ion batteries, utilized for example in electric cars and other electric equipment, is growing at an impressive annual rate of 20 percent. Due to increasing demand, a vital raw material for these batteries, lithium, is possibly one of the most valuable minerals in the foreseeable future. But what is the best place to look for the “white petroleum”?
Metso announced on October 26, 2018 its decision to invest in a new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, China.
The acquisition is pending regulatory approval from the Chilean authorities and is expected to close during the first half of 2019.
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Peruvian Cerro Lindo mine experiences up to 200% increase in mill liner lifetime with Metso Poly-Met solution
Cerro Lindo is an underground copper mine with an average daily production of 20,000 tons. The mine is located in central Peru, 175 kilometers southeast of the capital city of Lima, and operated by Nexa Resources.
The Tarkwa mine engineering management has been satisfied with the performance of the installed Metso valves as they have yielded step changes in their consistent reliability and the plant’s overall efficiency.
The Metso Wear Block™ materials include metal matrix composites, in which the erosion resistance approaches the performance of ceramic materials, while the mechanical and electrical characteristics are like metals.
Not only is the Megaliner concept good news for the bottom lines of mill operators, it also means a significant improvement in operator safety.
After LKAB’s Malmberget iron ore mine installed Metso’s impact cradles and belt cleaners, the plant was able to extend belt life as well as significantly cut down on roller change-outs, reduce material spillage and improve safety.
Grupo Mexico Buena Vista del Cobre installed Megaliner™ mill liners from Metso to improve its grinding process.
Metso, in collaboration with Rockwell Automation, introduces new predictive maintenance solution for mining industry
Metso is expanding its digital Metso Metrics offering with the launch of a new predictive maintenance solution for mining equipment, aimed to help maximize the uptime and performance of comminution circuits.
Metso has won orders to deliver dewatering solutions to a customer developing greenfield and brownfield potash projects in Belarus. Metso's deliveries consist of inclined plate settler (IPS) units used for thickening in different applications. The orders are booked in Metso's third-quarter 2018 orders received.
Hundreds of technicians and tons of parts go into action in an instant as operations at Boliden Kevitsa Mining’s nickel mine in Sodankylä stop for the longest maintenance shutdown of the year.
MINING.com speaks with Jani Puroranta, Chief Digital Officer at Metso, about how digital technology can increase productivity and optimize existing assets.
Mines rarely have control over the cost of energy, so it is vital that comminution processes meet process objectives while consuming as little energy as possible.
Metso has evolved through a series of mergers, acquisitions and divestments. With our own operations in more than 50 countries and over 12,000 dedicated professionals working for us, Metso today is truly a global industrial company providing the world's mining, aggregates, recycling, and process industries with innovative solutions for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources.
Metso to increase its foundry capacity in India to meet the growing global demand for cast wears for mining and aggregate industries
The foundry development will begin as soon as the acquisition of the foundry assets has been completed. The first product deliveries from the Vadodara foundry are expected by the end of 2019 and the production will ramp up quickly in 2020. The new foundry will be built to follow Metso's sustainability and quality principles.
Metso has decided to relocate its' waste recycling business to new built factory and office facility in Denmark. Part of the relocating costs will be funded by selling the current property and estate in Horsens, Denmark. Metso has received a firm purchase offer from a local developer.