In keeping with its growth strategy, Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has successfully completed an upgrade to its bulk material handling facilities at Port Hedland that will pave the way to the company’s target export capacity of 155 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).
The Tip-Tite sanitary box tipper is intended for tipping of bulk foods, pharmaceuticals and contamination-sensitive chemicals from boxes weighing up to 1134 kg.
It is a well-recognised fact that global ore grades are declining while commodity demands continue to rise. These ore bodies are increasingly complex, requiring a finer grind size for maximum mineral recovery and grade, and are setting new challenges, particularly for grinding technology.
The latest mobile bulk bag filling system from Flexicon features an integral metal detector/separator and a tilt-down conveyor/feeder for dust-free filling at multiple locations.
The Flex-I-Liner rotary peristaltic pump evacuates drums and totes containing acids, caustics, salts, chlorides and reagent grade chemicals, without corrosion or contamination.
Powder-handling tasks typically impose rigorous demands upon the actuators and isolators used in their materials handling systems.
The Block-Buster bulk bag conditioner features a hydraulically actuated, variable-height turntable for automated in-frame bag rotation and conditioning of bulk bags at varying heights.
Enmin’s digital frequency controllers assist users to find the correct resonance frequency to ‘tune’ electromagnetic vibratory feeders.
The manual dump system from Flexicon collects dust generated during manual tipping, compacts empty bags and conveys bulk material downstream. The dust-free system comprises a receiving hopper, dust collector, bag compactor and flexible screw conveyor.
Advances in flotation technology have contributed to developments in the large float cell category, with the TankCell e500 incorporating features such as forced-air technology.
The Flexicon Multi-Purpose Filler dispenses bulk solid materials into boxes, drums and bulk bags, by weight.
K-Tron offers a range of three volumetric feeders including the highly accurate bulk solids pump (BSP), single screw feeders and twin screw feeders.
Flexicon’s latest mobile half-frame bulk bag unloader with multipurpose hopper allows material to be discharged from bulk bags, manually tipped from sacks, and conveyed to downstream processes and storage vessels dust free.
The Block-Buster bulk bag conditioner, with two hydraulic rams and specially contoured end plates, presses opposing sides of bulk bags, loosening material that has solidified during storage and shipment, enabling bulk bag unloaders to discharge it through bag spouts.
A major Australian gold mine at Stawell in Central Victoria has far exceeded its own expectations following an upgraded flotation circuit developed in partnership with Outotec Services.