Duisburg, Germany – The trend in many industries is customization – customers can configure their own products. This can start with the granola they have for breakfast and extend all the way to purchasing a car, a process that now involves selecting many different features including engine performance and paint colour. For manufacturers that require flexible processes involving a wide range of raw materials, Brabender Technologie has developed a quick solution for bulk materials – the Easy Change version of the popular FlexWall Plus model.
Irving (TX), United States – On August 2, 2018, Fluor Corporation announced that it continues to support BHP in the delivery of the South Flank iron ore project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, which commenced construction in July. The project will be the largest iron ore processing facility ever built in Western Australia.
Whitstable, United Kingdom – A new Flexicon Low Profile Flexible Screw Conveyor with integral bin and castor-mounted frame can roll below mezzanines and other low-headroom areas, receive material from overhead equipment, and discharge the material into process equipment and vessels throughout the plant.
Perth (WA), Australia – On May 28, 2018, Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG, Fortescue) advised that the company’s Board has approved the development of the Eliwana mine and rail project, located in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
Friedrichsdorf, Germany – The constant growth of a company is a pleasing affair. In production areas, however, it needs a certain amount of creativity to meet the growing requirements. Many extensions necessitate conversions and additions that would not be implemented with a complete new building.
Helsinki, Finland – Metso is addressing the growing demand for crushing and screening plants in India by expanding its production capabilities in Alwar. This latest investment increases Metso’s crushing and screening plant production capacity in India by 35 %. By increasing capacity of the Metso Park factory in Alwar, Metso will improve the availability of its aggregate products in India as well as for export operations to Asia. The expansion will be completed by the end of 2018.
Wolfurt, Austria – Assembly has started for the first of the two Doppelmayr RopeCon® installations for the transport of platinum ore at the Booysendal concession. The South African mining company Booysendal Platinum (Pty) Limited, a subsidiary of Northam Platinum Limited, accesses the platinum ore deposit Booysendal South there. Continue reading Doppelmayr: Assembly of RopeCon Conveyor started at Booysendal Platinum Mine
Tewkesbury, UK – Powders play an integral part in the production of many products and it is widely acknowledged that they are challenging to handle. It is therefore vital for engineers and processors to have a good understanding of powder behaviour in order to optimise productivity and improve quality. This is particularly applicable in powder metallurgy, where the flowability of metal powders is crucial to efficiency, including enhancing performance of Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes. Continue reading Freeman Technology: FT4 Powder Rheometer supports Metal Processing Industries
Helsinki, Finland – During the last six months, Metso has received orders to install over 50 flotation cells in Spain and Portugal, ranging from small 15 m³ units to large 300 m³ cells. Metso will deliver flotation equipment to expansion projects by Almina, Somincor and other leading mining companies located on the Iberian Pyrite Belt as well as Saloro in Barruecopardo, western Spain.
“Reliability of operation is clearly the number one target for us. With our new Nordberg® GP330™ cone crusher we have secured a trouble-free, continuous secondary crushing process that enables us to produce daily some 4,000 tons of high-quality aggregates.” This is how Production manager Kurt Schön of Basalt-Actien-Gesellschaft (BAG) Rammelsbach quarry describes the company’s new GP330 cone crusher from Metso – the first of its kind in Germany.