SpectraFlow Analytics says it has received a second order from Vale for a Crossbelt Analyzer as part of the mining company’s quality monitoring processes at its iron ore dispatch terminal of Ponta da Madeira (TMPM), in Maranhão, Brazil.
While it is the second order from Vale, it is the third order for a minerals Crossbelt Analyzer in South America.
The company said: “After the very successful installation of a SpectraFlow Crossbelt Analyzer for the same application in the Terminal Ilha Guaíba in Rio de Janeiro, this is now second installation of a SpectraFlow Analyzer within Vale to enhance the ship loading with real-time data.”
SpectraFlow analysers are already installed in the cement, iron ore, gold, platinum, copper, potash, bauxite and recycling industries. They leverage Near Infrared Sensors, providing measurements of dry raw material composition at key points in mining, processing and refining value chains.