RHEWUM supplies Datasort to Chile

Chiles largest producer of Rock Salt, Sociedad de Punta de Lobos (SPL), orders an optical sorting machine Datasort for their salt mine in the Atacama Desert.

RHEWUM awards the order to supply another optical sorting machine of the new Datasort generation Sisco.


Task is the sorting of pre-crushed salt by colour to remove tailings. The sorted product will then be processed to salt for dishwaters. The feed grain size will be 2 mm up to 19 mm and the feed rate will be between 20 t/h and 30 t/h. Commissioning is planned for the 4th quarter of 2008.

The company SPL is part of the K+S Group and has subsidiaries in Brazil and Northern America. The Brazilian Sea Salt producer "Salinas Diamante Branco", a shipping company and an US-American sales company are also parts of SPL.