Although it is a relatively new technology in the mining sector, sensor-based sorting has the potential to address some of the major challenges the industry now faces: declining ore grades, production costs, water shortages and increasing environmental regulation.
At MINExpo, TOMRA Sorting´s mining specialists will be on-hand ready to meet you, learn about your brown- and greenfield projects and consider the most efficient means of achieving the specified objectives. TOMRA´s multidisciplinary team will be able to determine realistic opportunities, discuss new trends, and explore established sorting solutions for industrial minerals, diamonds, coal and other segments, sharing their expertise and experience to solve problems and identify all viable options.
Worldwide, TOMRA sorting systems already contributing increased productivity, delivering enhanced processing which is appreciably more energy-efficient, impressively more cost-effective and securing profitable recovery from marginal waste and mining blocks. TOMRA´s sensor-based solutions help to extend the life of mining operations and thus optimise and increase the overall value of deposits.
On the potential of advanced technologies, Tord Svensson, Head of TOMRA Sorting Mining, has commented: “Sensor-based sorting can significantly change the way materials are processed. This has just been proven yet again with the discovery of the Lesedi La Rona, the second largest quality diamond ever found in the history of mining. This remarkable gem-quality stone was recovered by one of our X-ray transmission (XRT) machines at the Karowe Mine in Botswana, in November of last year. At TOMRA Sorting we believe many more mining operations can benefit from separation via sensor-based sorting systems and will be at MINExpo to outline precisely how this can be achieved for individual projects.”