Increasing throughput and decreasing maintenance in the iron ore sector
In a tightening economy the focus shifts to maximised return on investment. Increasing beneficiation process outputs whilst simultaneously adhering to safety regulations and minimising maintenance can be challenging.
To sustain and ideally grow profitability and quality, processing plants need to align themselves with suppliers that can customise solutions that fit specific applications. Capital equipment needs to be designed and selected with maximised throughput and uptime in mind.
Johannes Kottmann, managing director of MBE Minerals SA, says the company is able to access close to 160 years of experience gained in the tough and demanding global mining industry, of which 45 years have been achieved in Africa.
“This allows us to engineer and provide the necessary capital equipment for iron ore beneficiation processes within the harsh African beneficiation environment,” he explains.
MBE Minerals SA is a leading supplier of iron ore and coal beneficiation technology offering basic and detailed engineering, components for complete plants and systems including modernisation and capacity increase measures, as well as automation and process control equipment. The company’s scope of services includes feasibility studies, raw material testing, financing concepts, erection and commissioning, personnel training and pre- and after-sales services and support.
By strategically reacting to customer demand and tailoring solutions that closely match explicit needs, MBE Minerals has amassed a large foot-print of customers and a stable of products with robustness and productivity in mind. Its solid customer base in the Northern Cape provides a clear example of anticipating and servicing customer needs, and the company operates a branch in the Kathu Industrial Area to deliver fast turnaround times on the supply and maintenance of its entire product range to its local customers. Considerable consignment stock is also held at the branch to support Service Level Agreements in place with customers in the region.