Minroc Processing Solutions (MPS), a subsidiary of the Minroc Group, will be responsible for the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of mineral processing equipment to the Australian and south-east Asian markets in 2013. MPS also has plans to expand into the European, UK, North American and South American markets in 2014.
Leveraging off Minroc?s experience in supporting large scale mining, quarrying and waste material recycling projects worldwide, MPS will deliver technology to support the following processes: washing, screening, dewatering, tailings management and waste management.
The MPS range will initially comprise of four models – Nova, Optimax, Riser and TerraNova – that will deliver a variety of mobile sand washing, grading, screening and stockpile solutions.
Nova is a fines washing plant for the production of fines to a specified grade. It is able to process sand and gravel, iron ore, crushed rock and crusher dust. Nova is a good addition to mining, quarrying and recycling plants for maximising the recovery of the highest rate and quality of fines.
Optimax is a logwasher with sufficient power and heavy duty construction to produce high quality commercial grade material. Optimax removes contaminants such as clay, wood and any soft, friable material from gravel, crushed rock, scalpings, iron ore and other minerals.
Riser is a fully automatic thickener that aids in the water treatment phase of the tailings process. With its own PLC control panel, fixed bridge and back-washing system, the Riser is designed to produce a more consistent, thickened fines paste.
TerraNova is a portable washing and screening plant incorporating automation and processing systems. This fully integrated mobile washing plant provides a platform to feed, screen, aggregate and sand wash with the ability to stockpile, all at one time. The TerraNova comprises any or all of the MPS range of products to provide a complete, portable and modular plant.
?The reason for taking this step with this range of equipment is to meet the demands of the quarrying industry on a global scale,? explained Wayne Stafford, director of Minroc. ?Since we already supply quarrying and mining equipment all over the world, it makes sense for us to design and customise the equipment to suit our customers? exact requirements based on their local region.?
Steady flow of MPS plant
Manufacturing of these plants is already underway, with plans for a steady flow of MPS equipment to be commissioned over the coming 12 months.
?It?s an exciting time for us at Minroc as we take another independent step into the market with our own unique range of products,? Stafford said. ?On the back of our range of our Nirox trommels, which are being used in large infrastructure and mining projects worldwide, just last year Minroc expanded with the addition of the Generation 2 Filtration brand, which has been very well received in Australia so far. We are expecting great things from 2013,? he predicted.
According to Stafford, MPS equipment will be designed locally and will include the highest quality components from OEMs such as Weir Minerals, Linatex and Nirox to ensure it achieves higher than its advertised throughput rating.
Equipment will also be customised specific to customers’ needs to ensure they receive the most cost-effective solution to meet their requirements. MPS will offer flexible purchasing options through competitive hire/buy and financing options.
As a result of the MPS venture, Minroc will cease re-selling sand washing equipment from CDE, effective immediately.