Technological breakthroughs come and go. Some stand the test of time, while others fade away into obscurity. When it comes to mining, the need to innovate and transform with evolutionary standards as the imminent waves of the fourth industrial revolution make their mark is pivotal.

 

A technological advancement poised to set a lasting, revolutionary standard across the mining sector, Mining Machinery Developments’ (MMD) development of a twin- shaft mineral sizer has proven a technological breakthrough in mineral reduction.

 

Progressing from a 500 series through to a 1500 series machine, the sizer is capable of handling material up to three cubic metres, with capacities in excess of 12,000 tonnes per hour.

 

Durable and capable of processing wet sticky material, hard dry rock or a combination of the two, it has already proven itself to be a winning solution for over 80 different minerals worldwide.

 

A range of tooth configurations are available to suit individual applications, and different lengths can process higher or lower tonnages.

 

Putting a positive foot forward

When considering a new project or development, solutions to cut costs make product selection paramount to success.

 

Proving an advantageous choice, MMD’s semi-mobile sizer stations, while not fixed structures, convey the same operations as a fixed plant would. A token choice in remote areas, the structure can be moved or relocated to another mine or deposit unlike a fixed structure. Better still, labour costs are dramatically minimised given the semi-mobile sizer stations are fully automated.

 

On the other hand, while fixed plants typically incur a cost for a concrete or reinforced earth wall, MMD’s answer is a fabricated twin or single-truck bride. Removing the need to place equipment next to the bench, the bridge can either be tied into or adjacent to the bench in order to reduce overall installation expenditure.

 

Image: MMD’s completed fourth semi-mobile sizer station in South Africa.