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Metso wins plaudits in Chile with Phibrand supplier ranking

Metso Outotec has received recognition as the leading supplier in the Mining Suppliers’ Ranking conducted by Phibrand in Chile.

In the winning categories, Metso Outotec was nominated under the name Metso, as the survey was initiated in May 2020, prior to the merger of Metso Minerals and Outotec on July 1, 2020.

These categories include Crushers, Mills and Plant Maintenance as well as the highest recognition in the ranking, the Best Performing International Supplier.

Eduardo Nilo, President of Metso Outotec’s South America market area (pictured in the middle), said: “This recognition makes us happy and this is truly a moment of pride for us, as the winners are nominated by the customers themselves in a very competitive, high-end market.

“We want to continue improving and delivering the best service to our customers by knowing their needs and innovating solutions.”

He added: “We are experiencing a historic year for several reasons – we have taken a new step of growth by becoming Metso Outotec, and the pandemic has led us to develop new, safer ways to operate in factories and service centres as well as in the field. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their exceptional work.”

The Mining Suppliers’ Ranking is a globally unique survey in the mining industry, according to Metsou Outotec, providing an outlook on how suppliers are positioned in the Chile market.

Metso Outotec has a strong presence in the whole South America market with six service centres, four factories, four distribution centres, a foundry and a performance centre established in 2019 to focus on remote monitoring.

MechProTech collaborates with Vesconite Bearings on new mills, scrubbers

Mineral processing equipment manufacturer and designer, MechProTech, has introduced hydrodynamic composite bearings made from Vesconite Bearings’ vesconite thermopolymer plates for use on mills and scrubbers for the mining industry.

These plates, which are bent into a half moon or quarter moon shape, are used on the mineral processing equipment MechProTech designs and manufactures.

The bearings run on an oil film, so there is no surface contact between the bearing and the outside support for the mills and the scrubbers, and, as a result, there is no energy-consuming and grinding friction during operation, according to MechProTech Sales Manager, Wynand Boshoff.

“Vesconite is a sacrificial bearing that provides support. If the oil that the bearing runs on breaks down, there is no damage to our equipment,” he says.

The advantages of using vesconite also extend to cost, operations and logistics.

MechProTech noted that the hydrodynamic bearings are less expensive in this application than white metal bearings, which can be six times more expensive than the thermopolymer bearings, and are also hard wearing and grease free, requiring little maintenance in an industry in which machinery downtime can be costly.

Siebtechnik and Tema join together

Siebtechnik and Tema have decided to join up and create Siebtechnik Tema as a way of bolstering the new company’s brand identity in the markets for centrifuges, screening machines, and sampling and preparation systems and components.

The two firms already belong to the same group of companies which also includes South Africa-based Multotec.

The company said: “The main aim of this partnership is to ensure a common brand name as well as the finetuning of the worldwide sales and service structures with production sites and representative offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the US, Great Britain, France, Spain, China and Australia.”

Siebtechnik Tima produces mineral separation and screening equipment for the global coal and fertiliser industries, in addition to hammer- and hammer-impact mills, and channel conveyors.