Sustainability and environmental consideration stand at the core of IMA’s philosophy. Everything we do is to help mines become more efficient and environmentally sustainable. In Bulk Ore Sorting the IMA BOSS is removing waste rock from mineral concentrator feed material and replacing it from ore recovered by sorting from waste rock.
Earlier this year we introduced The Autosampler – A new IMA product for drill chip sampling and now we have a few exciting updates regarding product deliveries and demand. You can read more about the IMA Autosampler, its features and benefits here.
Since the beginning of 2021, we have seen an increase in demand for our data driven mining technology, especially for IMACON and conveyor belt applications (BOSS – Bulk Ore Sorting System). This month we are delivering and remotely installing IMACON and conveyor applications solutions in Peru, Chile and South Africa.
In 2017, the Iterams project consortium started the adventure towards more sustainable mining under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program. The project marked a new direction to the mining industry in relation to mine water and tailings. One of the main challenges of this century is to conserve and protect freshwater. The team at ITERAMS has published THE H2020 ITERAMS INTEGRATED MINING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIAL SUPPLY book this month.
Ore sorting is one of the focus areas mining companies are now looking at in improving mining proficiency and becoming ever more sustainable in mining. For almost a decade IMA Engineering has been developing sensor applications to better separate ore from the waste from early exploration to modern bulk ore sorting (or particle sorting).
Tur latest IMACON version is based on same proven XRF technology that made the IMA Engineering on-line sensors well-known in the mining industry around the globe.
Mining companies are faced now with the challenges to meet their targets for this and coming years. IMA Engineering suggests that mines increase the mill head grade by processing higher grade ore. However this can lead to there is a challenge in achieving this without the low grade ore going to waste rock area.
We are extremely proud that Ilpo Auranen, Chairman of IMA Engineering has been interviewed by International Mining Magazine. Read more and download the whole interview.