Minerals processing is changing. Depleting ore grades and rising energy costs are setting new challenges for the mining industry. The pertinent question is if a mine’s selection of new solutions is based on innovative and energy efficient technologies and are they bringing a step change in business operations?
Automation, data mining and new technologies promise to maximise production output, reduce operating costs, and increase sustainability over the next few years.
In responding to these diverse needs, Metso has introduced the new MHC™ Series Hydrocyclone which provides a wide range of grinding circuit classification duties, ensuring maximum uptime and recovery to customers. “We identified a gap in our grinding system offering, and with the addition of our cyclone range, we are now in a good position to offer a complete grinding solution with the requisite process guarantee from one source,” says Charles Ntsele, General Manager for Capital Equipment Sales, Africa and Middle East.
Designed to optimise mining applications, the new MHC™ Series represents the next generation of hydrocyclones. Tested rigorously in the field with successful results, the product offers significant advantages over previously available technologies. The new range focuses on enhanced process performance, superior wear component design, and improved ease of maintenance.
“We believe that this latest addition to Metso’s product portfolio will further enhance our ability to offer superior solutions that have a positive impact on our customer’s bottom line,” adds Ntsele.
Advanced design for increased capacity and accurate distribution
The internal geometry of the MHC™ series has been developed to promote smooth flow of the material from the inlet into the hydrocyclone, minimizing liner wear and increasing throughput. The unique single component conical section eliminates the need for multiple conical section housing and liner parts, thereby increasing wear life and keeping downtime to a minimum. Metso’s improved manifold design ensures accurate feed distribution including overflow and underflow collection from multiple hydrocyclones operating in parallel.
Broad product line offering
The new product improves Metso’s existing equipment offering, which now covers the supply of entire grinding circuit systems to our customers. The MHC™ Series is available in seven different sizes with diameter ranging from 100 mm to 800 mm. Each size has a range of vortex finder and apex inserts to fine tune the classification performance.
The story of innovation and efficiency continues through the entire Metso process equipment line. Metso’s world-class wet fine classification technologies help to increase efficiency, capacity and profitability in customer operations. This next generation technology will surely allow the mineral processing industry to reach new heights.
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