Mineral processing equipment supplier Metso Outotec and mining materials handling company TOMRA Mining have agreed to continue their nonexclusive cooperation to supply particle ore sorting solutions to the mining and metallurgical industries.
The collaboration expands Metso Outotec’s and TOMRA’s capability to offer leading-edge solutions that help increase the overall value of ore deposits by reaching new levels of energy efficiency and productivity, decreasing costs, and extending the life of mining operations.
“Separating ore from waste rock as early and as efficiently as possible is essential in minerals processing. The best result can be achieved by combining state-of-the-art crushing systems with advanced ore sorting. The combination of Metso Outotec’s crushing know-how and TOMRA’s particle ore sorting expertise is an excellent match, providing substantial benefits to our customers,” says Metso Outotec crushing VP Guillaume Lambert.
TOMRA’s sensor-based sorting has been a proven concept in minerals processing, recycling, and the food industry for nearly 50 years. It can reduce specific energy consumption by 15%, as well as the amount of water used by 3 m3/t to 4 m3/t of ore.This makes it an extremely cost-effective and sustainable solution that can benefit both mining operations and the environment.
“TOMRA, as an original-equipment manufacturer, can add significant value to the process and engineering optimisation of sensor-based sorting inclusive solutions when engaging with our customers within a cooperation agreement framework,” says TOMRA Mining key account manager Mathilde Robben.