Hetech and Vanadium
The manual nature of the product/reject splitters mean that operators are slow to respond to changes in feed quality.
Vanadium developed an innovative means of automating spiral splitters. This technology (patent pending) now allows for the accurate remote adjustment of each spiral’s product and middlings splitters.
To design and manufacture an automation system that integrates into existing mining spiral circuits which will autonomously operate the feed splitters using linear actuators and motor controllers.
Hetech have designed and manufactured several units with fast manufacturing and delivery times to meet the specified requirements. The Spiral Galaxy system is now being utilised in Australian mines. Improving feed quality and efficiency through minimisation of human intervention, risk reduction and improved plant recovery.
“We partnered with Hetech’s engineering team to design and build a mining automation system to be integrated into gravity-fed spiral circuits. Their customer service and professionalism have exceeded my expectations. They consistently deliver within time-frames and even fly out engineers to assist with diagnosing and maintaining products in the field, ensuring the system was operating as expected. I highly recommend Hetech; they have gone beyond their expectations to ensure the best product possible.”
Gerald Van Niekerk, Director – Vanadium Group