IMA Engineering’s solutions arouse interest in Zambia
IMA Engineering presented its bulk ore sorting smart solution, at Zimec 2022, the longest-running mining and energy event in Zambia. The event in Kitwe is taking place between 1-3 November and brings together important mining players and technology providers.
Zambian authorities are interested in Bulk ore sorting
Tommi Laitinen, the project leader for IMA Engineering, discussed IMA bulk ore sorting technology with the Zambian officials. The Zambian minister of mines, Paul Chanda Kabuswe, invited Laitinen for further discussions, as smart mining solutions are needed in Zambia.
Moreover, the IMA representative was also part of a delegation that met the Zambian minister of green economy and environment, Hon. Eng. Collins Nzovu. The delegation consisted of Her excellency Saana Halinen, Ambassador of Finland, Radai’s CEO, Ari Saartenoja, and Harry Sandström, Chairman of the Board at Radai Ltd.
Radai Oy, Zanific, and IMA Engineering representatives met world-class partners, such as Rio Tinto, and Gouiex, at the mining conference. Hosted by the Minister of Green Energy Economy and Environment, the event focused on sustainable mining and the best technologies available for this.
Using IMA’s smart mining solutions, Zambian mines will be able to reduce their costs, and protect the environment, while providing the necessary metals for the future.
Bulk ore sorting happens before the material grinding and processing. Thus, it helps save up to 50% of the energy in mining. As bulk ore sorting is a dry process, mines’ use of precious water lowers significantly.
IMA’s solutions help both small miners and big mining companies. The small miners can utilize what it was considered waste, in the old mines. They can sell it to the big mines, who save lots of resources to get the ore. This leads to important savings in essential resources such as water and energy. Also, it saves precious metals from being treated as waste.
Learn more about how bulk ore sorting can help mines reduce their costs and also protect the environment, here.
What is IMA Engineering?
IMA Engineering has used on-line sensors for analyzing ore and waste rock in mining for more than 25 years. Today IMA on-line sensors are used in various stages of the mining process including on-line analysis of drill cores, drill chips, ore and waste in loader bucket, ROM ore analysis on belt conveyor belt and in bulk ore sorting and in slurry analysis in concentrators.
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