ANDRITZ Separation

ANDRITZ Separation is the world’s leading separation specialist, with the deepest knowledge, broadest technical resources, and most comprehensive service and automation solutions. For more than 150 years, we have helped our customers respond to the world's environmental, energy-resource, health, and nutrition challenges by leveraging our extensive knowledge to create, develop, implement, and service innovative separation solutions. By solving these fundamental challenges, we create lasting value and drive growth across every industry we serve.

Bill Perron
Industry Director, Mining & Minerals
+1 (817) 419-1772

A partner with the expertise to tackle tomorrow’s challenges

Increasing dewatering throughput while preserving product quality, drying with the lowest possible energy consumption, minimising operating costs, increasing water reuse, or minimising tailing ponds: efficient separation is a crucial competitive advantage in the mining and minerals business. Having mastered these challenges for more than a century, we at ANDRITZ know how to tailor our complete range of state-of-the-art technologies to meet your needs. And, by exploring innovative new ways to safely handle tailings or automate and monitor remote facilities, we ensure that you are ready for the future as well.

Advanced control – one step further in digitalisation

From higher plant efficiency to preventive maintenance and increased profitability, digital innovation is bringing a variety of benefits to industrial operations. ANDRITZ has combined the power of smart sensors, big data analytics and virtual and augmented reality to create Metris, a portfolio of digital industrial solutions. Within this portfolio, Metris addIQ control systems offer cutting-edge machine and process control for solid/liquid separation equipment and systems. To ensure safe, trouble-free operations, our automation solutions range from upgrades to individual systems, including electrics, control equipment and instrumentation, to full automation of entire plants. For greenfield plants, we design and test using dynamic simulations in order to ensure error-free start-up. For upgrades and optimisation projects, we can customise a complete range of engineering, simulation, control and training solutions, depending on your local requirements.

The right separation solution for your requirements

ANDRITZ’s current portfolio covers the full process from sedimentation and dewatering to drying, and ensures excellent throughput of high-quality products; all with low operating costs and high reliability.

ANDRITZ belt press CPF-Q for flexible, efficient, and high-throughput dewatering (© ANDRITZ)

From flocculant plants for potash to pusher centrifuges for dewatering lithium carbonate, from heavy-duty belt presses or hyperbaric disc filters for coal to closed cycle contact dryers for base metals – we’ve got you covered. For the efficient and responsible treatment of tailings, you can choose between screen bowl decanters, thickeners and filter presses, the latter a flagship for the use of IIoT: The intelligent filter press. It keeps you at the forefront of Industry 4.0 and ready for the future! To further optimise efficiency and maximise profit, you can take advantage of clever automation solutions like Metris Digital Twins (powered by IDEAS). Or the Metris Performance Center, a digital service and support platform for the optimisation of production processes, operator troubleshooting and decision support.

Efficient tailings treatment with a smaller footprint

Tailings treatment continues to be one of the fastest growing challenges in the mining sector. At the same time, environmental risks, space constraints, and water scarcity all need to be managed cost-effectively. Our complete range of individual technologies and turnkey solutions can be tailored to help you achieve your goals at the optimal OPEX or CAPEX for your specific operations. Higher dryness with lower energy consumption? Or, high specific throughput with the smallest equipment footprint? When it comes to finding the right tailings treatment solution, everything starts with your requirements. Based on the conditions at your site, we can recommend and fine-tune a solution that gives you the highest possible process efficiency.

ANDRITZ overhead filter presses A4 F 2500 with a future-proof control and automation system for tailings treatment (© IMAGINE IMAGENS INCRÍVEIS)

What’s your separation challenge? Ask your separation specialist!