Metso Outotec and Malvern Panalytical have signed a collaboration agreement to provide sensor-based bulk ore sorting solutions for the mining industry. The combination of the companies’ expertise in crushing and bulk material handling solutions and ore analyzers enables the parties to offer an industry-leading portfolio of solutions for bulk ore sorting. With this offering, mining customers can substantially improve head grade by preconcentrating the ore at the crushing stage and thereby reduce their energy consumption and related environmental footprint in the comminution stage.
”Sustainability is a top priority for our entire industry. Collaboration with partners like Malvern Panalytical will allow us to meet the industry’s increasing sustainability and resource efficiency needs in an enhanced way in the early comminution stage. Sensor-based bulk ore sorting and data-driven analysis upgrades low-grade or waste stockpiles, making them economical and far less energy-intensive to treat,” says Rashmi Kasat, Vice President, Digital Technologies at Metso Outotec.
“Malvern Panalytical’s cross-belt analyzers provide high-frequency online data for cost-efficient bulk material analysis of major commodities. This collaboration enables customers to benefit from the in-depth know-how of both companies,” says Jarmo Lohilahti, Sales Manager at Malvern Panalytical.
“Bulk ore sorting allows waste rock elimination early in the process, and when combined with Metso Outotec’s complementary crushing and bulk material handing solutions portfolio, it provides more sustainable flowsheets for our customers. Enhanced bulk ore sorting will contribute to Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive portfolio,” says Renato Verdejo, Business Development Lead for Bulk Ore Sorting at Metso Outotec.