MechChem Africa October 2017

⎪ Minerals processing, metallurgy and materials ⎪

Left: In-house developed thyssenkrupp Infra Red drying ovens set the speed and efficiency benchmark for mineral sample drying. Right: The fast drying capabilities of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ Infra Red rapid drying ovens significantly improve turnaround times for ore samples being processed by Minopex.

drying cycle the sample weight is constantly monitoreduntil noweight change is detected. A built and tested a prototype of the IR dryer is also now being used as demo unit. “This demo unit allows potential customers to test the suitability of the technology for their own application at our minerals testing lab in Chloorkop, Johannesburg,” concludes Combrinck. q

download sample data to a memory device. With ten different user-defined drying methods that can be set by the operator via the user-friendlyHMI panel, the IR rapid dry- ing oven is capable of handling a wide range of material or sample types. Additional features and benefits include: A front-mountedemergency stop anda SANS compliant local lockable electrical isolator for

safe operation; side panel access to electrical components for fast and easy maintenance; all-stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance; and a switch-on/switch-off func- tion for reduced energy consumption. thyssenkruppalsooffers an IRrapiddrying plus version with moisture balance capabili- ties. The oven weighs the wet sample before starting the drying process. During the rapid

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