TOMRA´s ore sorting equipment:
Source into Resource

The mining industry consumes 2%-3% of the world’s energy. That’s the same amount of energy used by the entire airline industry. Our sensor-based sorters can reduce that energy consumption by 15%, as well as reduce the amount of water used by three to four cubic meters per ton of ore.

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A vast amount of material moving through the mining sorting process is heavy, dusty and abrasive. These types of high demands on ore sorting equipment require special and specific technology.

Ore mine

Efficient ore sorting in Central Europe


Material handling, product recognition, and pressurized air ejection are brought together by TOMRA Sorting, previously known as CommodasUltrasort, in a robust and tested system, which reliably separates valuable mineral ores from waste rock. This mining technology provides top efficiency, precision and speed. Sensor-based sorting is, for some materials, the only option, and for many minerals an alternative to traditional beneficiation methods including dense media separation.

Regardless of whether you’re processing and mining diamonds, gold, limestone, or coal, the sensors recognize the target material on the basis of typical characteristics, such as color, atomic density, transparency or conductivity. The valuable mineral-bearing rock is then selectively expelled using a precise pulse of pressurized air from the high-performance nozzle system, regardless of whether it’s a small diamond or a heavy lump of ore.

Worldwide, TOMRA sorting systems are already contributing to more energy-efficient and cost-effective pre-concentrations, and to material recovery. TOMRA´s sensor-based solutions help to extend the life of mining operations and increase the overall value of the deposit.

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