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TOMRA to present diamond recovery solution at Mining Indaba

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TOMRA Mining is set to showcase its sensor-based ore sorting solutions on Booth M30-7 at the Mining Indaba 2023 exhibition, which will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 6 – 9 February.

TOMRA to present diamond recovery solution at Mining Indaba

Of particular interest will be the company’s latest innovation in diamond recovery, the COM XRT 300/FR sorter, a unique new-generation machine that has the potential to revolutionise diamond flowsheets.

Kai Bartram, Global Sales Director, Corné de Jager, Global Segment Manager Diamonds, and Helga van Lochem, Area Sales Manager, will be available to discuss with visitors to the show the benefits of TOMRA’s portfolio of sorting solutions for the diamonds, metals and industrial minerals industry, as well as the advantages of its advanced digital products and services, such as the TOMRA INSIGHT cloud-based platform.

The TOMRA COM XRT 300/FR is a new generation machine and an industry first in diamond sorting. It uses the company’s proprietary ultra-high-resolution sensor, advanced new image processing and high-precision ejector valve system to produce an ultra-high diamond-by-weight concentrate with an exceptionally low yield. The sorter offers 100% diamond detection within the specified size fraction and >99% guaranteed diamond recovery with appropriate feed material preparation. It is also a dry process that does not require water or chemical reagents.

Helga van Lochem, comments:

“As one of the most important events where decision-makers in the mining industry come together, Mining Indaba will offer us a perfect opportunity to discuss our latest value-adding technologies. They will be able to get an understanding of how our sorting solutions, coupled with our collaborative approach and after-sales support, can benefit mining operations, improving their efficiency, profitability and environmental performance.”

Kai Bartram comments:

“Our sorting technologies effectively address key issues that mining companies face, such as decreasing average ore grades and rising energy costs. Not only do we offer a complete solution, unique in the market, for diamond recovery, but we have proven that our sensor-based ore sorting technologies are extremely effective in a wide variety of applications such as chrome, manganese, gold, lead and zinc. There is a big untapped potential for our technologies in mining and so far we have only scratched the surface. Our excellent results show that we are on the right track and we have ambitious objectives of growth for TOMRA Mining.”

The TOMRA COM XRT 300/FR completes TOMRA’s complete partnered diamond recovery solution, which covers the entire process, from bulk concentration to final recovery and sort house applications.

Corné de Jager, comments:

“Our final recovery sorter has the potential to revolutionise diamond flowsheets. This user-friendly, compact and easy-to-operate sorter offers higher efficiency and better grade, with fewer sorting stages and a smaller footprint. It reduces complexity and operational costs.

“We are now able to offer our customers a full XRT solution to sort 2 – 100 mm particles: our bulk concentration sorters for 4 – 100 mm particles and the COM XRT 300/FR in its final recovery, sort house or small-capacity exploration applications for 2 – 32 mm particles.”

TOMRA Mining operates from its regional Headquarters in Johannesburg, providing support to customers across Sub-Saharan African countries. The site includes a warehouse to ensure fast parts availability, and a test centre where the company runs demonstrations, tests, and training programmes for customers.

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