IMA representatives discussed on-site the future proceeding with installing the IMA Autosampler in RHI Magnesita underground mine. The visit and the installation are part of the EU-funded Horizon 2020project illuMINEation.
Ilpo Auranen, Chairman of IMA, has been recently interviewed by the International Mining Magazine on the topic of ore sorting. In this interview, Ilpo talks about the benefits of ore sorting and sensing in the mining industry, sharing a success story from an iron mine in Brazil. The success story comes from a nickel operation […]
IMA Engineering will be present in “The Key to Success of the Finland Innovation Ecosystem” webinar cooperation with Chilean companies. After Nicolaides, IMA’s partner in Chile, set up and run a successful IMA FCA pilot for the largest iron producer in the South American country, IMA also becomes a successful example for the Finnish innovation ecosystem.
2022 has started on a high note with great news from our partners and customers in South America. Our local partner in Chile, Nicolaides has done an amazing job in setting up and running a successful IMA FCA pilot with Compañía Minera del Pacífico (CMP), the largest iron producer in Chile.
There is no doubt that 2021 was an interesting year for everybody. During this month we take some time to count our achievements and learn how we can further improve and serve the world. We also produced and launched our solutions video this year, to better illustrate how IMA Smart Mining Solutions work together to improve mining efficiency and reduce mining costs. For more IMA Smart Mining Solutions please visit our YouTube Channel.
Pre-concentration by Bulk Ore Sorting (BOS) has gained interest in the mining industry over the past few years due to its environmental and economic benefits. The BOS method is utilizing reducing natural rock heterogeneity in separating the waste rock from the ore before it enters energy intensive grinding and mineral processing process.
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.
With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have reduced and, in many cases, halted completely our travel plans to visit our customers. We worked hard to transform and adapt to the new global economical and environmental situations, and this led to remote deliveries and installation of our smart mining solutions. This month we delivered and installed the IMACON remotely in Peru. Our solutions are installed and used in a copper mine.
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.
IMA Engineering carried out grade control study in a low grade nickel mine, utilizing the new Percussive Drill Sampler – Analyzer (PDSA) trailer mounted version. The goal of the study was to compare the current mine grade control method with the new continuous On-Line sampling and analysis method, and calculate it’s effect to the mine economy.