Analyzers for Mining Process Optimization on display at SME 2016

Analyzers for Mining Process Optimization on display at SME 2016

Over our 40 year history, we have been tasked with measuring a wide range of materials that have been mined from sites all over the world. No matter where the minerals are extracted from, size and shape play a vital role in determining the overall quality. Mining professionals trust Microtrac instrumentation because of their ruggedness, repeatability, and accuracy. For us, it was a no brainer to participate in the 2016 Society for Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration’s Annual Conference and Expo, held this year in Phoenix, Arizona.

The annual event brings together the brightest minds in the mining industry for four days of connecting with peers and networking with vendors to learn about the latest technological innovations. Located at booth 1620, Microtrac will be displaying the following solutions, ideal for the mining industry.


Whether in powder form or slurry, the Microtrac Bluewave delivers superior accuracy and repeatability for measuring particle size. This versatile laser diffraction instrument can easily be switched from wet to dry, and measures materials ranging from 10nm to 2800 microns. Interested in identifying agglomeration? Ask about our integrated dynamic image analysis system, which measures over 30 morphological parameters, perfect for when size analysis isn’t cutting it anymore.

Speaking of cuttings – Interested in identifying when your drill is starting to dull? By using the PartAn3D to measure the morphology of the cuttings, users can pinpoint the exact moment the drill becomes dull, enabling immediate corrective action to take place. This proactive approach ensures the mining operation continually runs at optimal efficiency. The PartAn3D can measure dry materials ranging in size from 15 microns to 35 millimeters. Ask about our patented 3D measurement, which delivers superior accuracy over 1 and 2d methods.

Want to measure your process loop directly? Ask about our entire suite of process control analyzers that measure from 5 microns to 127 millimeters.

We look forward to seeing you in Phoenix. If you can’t make it, click here to contact a Microtrac technical specialist.

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