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  • What's an Ore Sorter: Introducing Mining's Advanced Sorting Technologies What's an Ore Sorter: Introducing Mining's Advanced Sorting Technologies Nov 11, 2023
    An ore sorter is a specialized machine used in the mining industry to separate valuable ore from impurities. Utilizing techniques such as sensors, cameras, and automated sorting algorithms, it efficiently identifies and separates different types of ore based on their physical and chemical properties. This technology significantly improves the efficiency of the mining process by reducing the amount of impurities that need processing and increasing the concentration of valuable ore. Ore sorters can ensure increased productivity and cost-effectiveness in the mining industry.   Types of Ore Sorters   1. Color Ore Sorter Utilizes color recognition technology to distinguish between different minerals based on their color properties. This sorter is effective in quickly identifying and separating ore particles.   2. AI Intelligent Sorting Machine Harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to analyze and categorize ore based on predefined parameters. This cutting-edge technology enhances the sorting accuracy and efficiency.   3. X-ray Intelligent Sorter  Employs X-ray technology to penetrate and analyze ore particles. This sorter is particularly useful in identifying and separating minerals with distinct X-ray absorption characteristics.   4. Mineral Sand Sorter Specialized for sorting mineral sands, this machine efficiently separates valuable minerals from the surrounding waste based on their unique physical properties.   5. Ultraviolet-ray Sorter Utilizes ultraviolet rays to detect and classify ore particles. This sorter is effective in identifying minerals that exhibit specific UV light interactions.   6. Infrared Sorter Operates by analyzing the infrared spectrum of ore particles, allowing for the separation of valuable minerals from waste based on their unique infrared signatures.   Working Principle of Optical Ore Sorter   Material Illumination Ore particles are illuminated using various light sources such as visible light, X-ray, ultraviolet-ray, or infrared light.   Optical Sensors Specialized sensors capture the reflected or transmitted light from the illuminated particles.   Spectral Analysis The optical system analyzes the spectrum of light interacting with each particle, identifying distinctive spectral patterns associated with different minerals.   Algorithmic Processing Advanced algorithms process the gathered optical data, making rapid decisions about the nature of each particle, distinguishing between valuable and waste materials.   Sorting Mechanism  Based on the analysis, a sorting mechanism is activated to separate valuable ore from waste material, ensuring efficient processing.   Real-time Operation The entire process occurs in real time, allowing for quick and precise separation of valuable minerals from non-valuable ones.   Advantages of Ore Sorting Technology   1. Increased Efficiency By separating valuable rocks from waste before entering the mill, ore sorters improve overall milling efficiency, reducing the need for energy-intensive grinding.   2. Environmental Benefits Reduced waste generation, including tailings, minimizes the environmental impact of mining operations. Lower water consumption contributes to sustainable mining practices.   3. Improved Product Quality  Ore sorting removes low-grade or contaminated rocks, resulting in higher average ore quality and increased yields of valuable metals in the final product.   4. Cost Savings Reduced milling costs are achieved by processing a higher average ore grade and less waste material, leading to significant savings for mining companies.   5. Increased Resource Utilization Ore sorting allows for the extraction of valuable metals from previously uneconomic ore deposits, enhancing resource utilization and overall production.
  • Photoelectric sorting - help to enrich gold grade, enhance economic mining value! Oct 29, 2022
    Gold ore from the major classification is mainly for the vein gold deposits and alluvial gold deposits two types, which vein gold ore is the main case of internal geological action, mainly by volcanic, magmatic, geological action to form; alluvial gold deposits mainly by the mountain gold ore exposed in the ground, after long-term weathering, exfoliation, broken into gold sand, gold particles, gold flakes, gold froth, in the wind and water transport action gathered, deposited in the river, lake, coast, the formation of flood type, alluvial type or Coastal type alluvial gold deposits; There is another part after weathering and denudation, forming residual type alluvial gold deposits or slope accumulation type alluvial gold deposits, this kind of ore formation is generally more long time. According to the associated situation of China's gold ore types can also be divided into gold quartz veins, gold pyrite quartz veins, gold pyrite alteration granite, gold polymetallic sulphide ore vein type, gold oxide ore vein type and gold tungsten arsenic ore vein type.   Vein gold ore industrial mining grade generally in 3 ~ 5 g / ton, border grade 1 ~ 2 g / ton, alluvial gold in 0.2 ~ 0.3 g / cubic meter, border grade 0.05 ~ 0.1 g / cubic meter, but the current stage of mining gold ore in China mainly to vein gold deposits, accounting for about 75% ~ 85%.   At this stage, gold ore is widely used in jewelry, industrial, high-tech industries, etc. Because of its scarcity and non-renewable, the overall value is high. At this stage, gold ore beneficiation methods are mainly divided into four kinds: heavy separation method, flotation method , chemical separation method, and photoelectric separation method.   The re-election method is suitable for coarse-grained gold recovery, and generally belongs to the auxiliary process in gold ore beneficiation, placed in flotation or chemical sorting before as pre-selection process.   Flotation method is mainly widely used in rock deposits, the process has suction type or inflatable agitation type flotation machine for flotation.   Chemical separation method mainly has amalgamation and chlorination method, amalgamation method is mainly applicable to coarse grain monomer gold applicable, but because of its pollution, gradually be replaced, chlorination method mainly has two kinds of stirring chlorination and percolation chlorination.   The above three sorting are conventional gold ore sorting, with economic mining grade or higher than the industrial grade of gold ore, sorting cost is lower than the economic cost, but the general situation of China's gold ore rich ore less poor ore more; mining difficulty, easy to mine less difficult to mine more, most of the gold ore grade is less than 2 g / ton, belong to or lower than the critical mining grade, using the above way directly sorting, more gold ore sorting will appear below the economic mining Value.   Photoelectric sorting method grasps the pain and difficulty of domestic gold ore sorting, and uses artificial intelligence + photoelectric sorting means to enrich gold ore by pre-throwing waste to achieve higher economic mining grade, which solves the problem of low grade and high sorting cost of domestic gold ore. The working principle is mainly to crush and dissociate the original gold ore, after the artificial intelligence sorting machine to establish a multi-dimensional model of the ore, the use of AI photoelectric sorting machine technology to identify the texture, color, luster, shape, reflectivity and other comprehensive characteristics of the gold ore surface differences, after the industrial computer with artificial intelligence technology to sort out the gold ore concentrate and waste rock, so as to achieve the purpose of gold enrichment.     After the artificial intelligence ore sorting machine of the original ore, the ore particle size requirements, only the normal crushing and dissociation, particle size in 0.5cm-10cm, size with the selected particle size in 3-4 times, can be directly sorted enrichment, which throw waste tailings can be used as various types of construction, mine backfill and other materials. After the enrichment of gold ore after flotation or chemical separation method, sorting out the gold ore, pre-throwing waste reduces the processing level of the original ore, saving the processing cost of the subsequent processes.   For some gold ore below the economic mining grade, through the artificial intelligence ore sorter, can be enriched to reach the economic mining grade, enhance the use value of a large number of low-grade gold ore mine, artificial intelligence sorter is not only able to sort gold ore, for gold ore associated ore, as long as it can be broken and dissociated, can use artificial intelligence machine for sorting, enhance the comprehensive utilization rate of the mine, at the same time artificial intelligence sorter equipment The cost itself     Mingde photoelectric artificial intelligence ore sorting machine, for gold ore sorting has mature technology accumulation, can enrich gold ore under the premise of pre-throw waste tailings, and throw waste tailings gold grade is much lower than the economic mining grade.  
  • Do You Really Know about Feldspar? Do You Really Know about Feldspar? May 18, 2024
    What is feldspar? Feldspar is the most important rock-forming mineral in surface rocks. It is also a common type of aluminum silicate rock-forming mineral containing calcium, sodium and potassium. There are many types of feldspar minerals, including potassium feldspar, albite, anorthite, etc. Rarer feldspars also include barium feldspar, amazonite, etc. According to different crystal structures and compositions, feldspar can also be subdivided into plagioclase, microcline, orthoclase, striated feldspar and other varieties. These feldspars vary in color, form and transparency. They may be colorless, white, yellow, pink, green, gray or black, and may be transparent or translucent. Furthermore, the basic structural unit of feldspar is a tetrahedron, each of which shares an oxygen atom with another tetrahedron, forming a three-dimensional skeleton, with alkali or alkaline earth metal cations located in the large voids within these skeletons.  What is feldspar used for? Feldspar is widely used in many fields due to its unique physical and chemical properties Architectural decoration field: Feldspar has high durability and aesthetics and can be used to decorate building exteriors and indoor walls. It is not only beautiful but also has a long service life. Glass industry: Albite in feldspar can be used as a raw material for glass fiber. It has chemical corrosion resistance and high temperature resistance, and can significantly improve the quality and performance of glass materials. In addition, feldspar can also be used as a processing and forming aid for glass to improve the speed and accuracy of glass forming. Ceramic industry: Feldspar is an important ceramic raw material and can be used to make ceramic products such as ceramic tiles, pottery, and porcelain. Feldspar has high high temperature resistance and strength, which can improve the toughness and hardness of ceramic products while improving their aesthetics. Chemical industry: Feldspar is rich in aluminum and silicon elements and can be used as raw materials for manufacturing paints, coatings, fertilizers, rubber and other chemical products. In addition, feldspar can also be used as a fire retardant, filler, synergist, etc. to improve the quality and grade of chemical products. How to use feldspar? Feldspar processing technology mainly involves mining, crushing, grinding, screening and other steps. First, raw feldspar is obtained through mining, and then crushed and ground to achieve the desired particle size and shape. Next, the feldspar is sorted by particle size through screening to meet the needs of different fields. During the processing, attention must also be paid to protecting the feldspar to avoid contamination or damage. How to sort feldspar? Feldspar sorting technology is a process of classifying and purifying feldspar in raw ore according to different quality, particle size and chemical composition. Through sorting, feldspar products that meet the requirements of specific application fields can be obtained, improving resource utilization and product added value. At the same time, sorting technology can also help reduce the difficulty and cost of subsequent processing and improve production efficiency. Main methods for traditional sorting of feldspar:Hand selection: Mainly suitable for better quality ores, such as feldspar mined from pegmatite. Workers manually sort according to differences in appearance, color, crystal shape, etc., and remove impurity minerals such as plagioclase, mica, and garnet. Water washing, desliming and grading: For the feldspar in white weathered granite or feldspathic placer, impurities such as clay and fine mud are removed through water washing and desliming. Grading divides feldspar into different grades of products based on differences in particle size. Advanced Technology for Feldspar Sorting: Machine vision technology: The machine vision system replaces the traditional human eye for color sorting to achieve the separation of feldspar from gangue minerals such as muscovite and quartz. This technology has higher accuracy and stability and is suitable for automated sorting of large-scale production lines. Magnetic separation technology: Separate by utilizing the magnetic differences between feldspar and impurities such as iron oxide, mica and garnet. Magnetic separation technology can effectively remove magnetic impurities in feldspar and improve the purity of the product. Flotation technology: Based on the difference in surface properties between feldspar and gangue minerals such as mica and quartz, separation is achieved using flotation machines, flotation columns and other equipment. By adjusting the type and dosage of chemicals during the flotation process, the flotation effect can be optimized and the quality of feldspar products can be improved. Our MINGDE AI sorting machine adopts advanced machine vision technology and uses artificial intelligence methods such as deep convolutional neural network (CNN).Analyze and process material images in the field of visible light optoelectronic sorting. During the training process, multi-dimensional features of materials are automatically extracted and established through CNN local connection, weight sharing, multi-convolution kernel and other methods to establish a database. The sorting effect is far better than traditional photoelectric sorting. In short, feldspar as an important mineral resource, has wide applications in many fields. With the advancement of science and technology and economic development, the application fields of feldspar will be further expanded and deepened. At the same time, we should also strengthen the protection and rational utilization of feldspar resources to achieve sustainable development.  
  • A Brief Introduction to Fluorite A Brief Introduction to Fluorite May 28, 2024
    Fluorite ore, also called fluorite or soft crystal. Its main component is calcium fluoride (CaF₂) , which emits fascinating fluorescence under ultraviolet or cathode ray irradiation. The crystals of fluorite are usually larger, have a glassy luster, and have bright and varied colors, which makes it unique in the field of decoration and collection. However, due to the low hardness and brittleness of fluorite, we need to avoid violent collisions and exposure to chemicals in daily contact. In the industrial field, fluorite is the main source of fluorine and is widely used in metallurgy, chemical industry, building materials and other fields. In addition, fluorite also has good optical properties and can be used to make optical products such as glasses and lenses. In short, fluorite mine not only has unique aesthetic value, but also plays an important role in industry, scientific research and other fields. This article will take you through the main types of fluorspar and their mineral processing methods. The main types of fluorite ore can be divided according to their gangue minerals. Specifically, fluorite ore can be divided into the following types: Single type fluorite: Single-type fluorite ore is mainly composed of fluorite, with smaller amounts of other gangue minerals, such as barite, potassium feldspar, calcite, pyrite, adolite, kaolinite, etc., as well as trace amounts of phosphate-containing minerals and metal sulfides. Specifically, the grade of calcium fluoride is generally 35%-40%. A few fluorspar with more than 65% can be directly used as smelting-grade fluorspar resources, but the reserves are small and the degree of development is high. Sorting process: Hand selection is mainly used for fluorite ores where the boundaries between fluorite and gangue are very clear, and is carried out through steps such as washing, screening, and manual separation. Photoelectric separation is mainly used to sort granular ores with higher grade ores and particle sizes of 5 to 80 mm. Quartz type fluorspar ore: The main minerals are fluorite and quartz. The content of fluorite can be as high as 80% to 90%, and also contains a small amount of calcite, barite and sulfide. Since its main gangue mineral is quartz, its mineral composition is relatively simple and its purity is high. It can be used in industrial production directly or after simple treatment. Sorting process: The processing process of quartz fluorite is relatively simple and can be directly subjected to physical processing such as crushing, photoelectric sorting, and grinding. Carbonate fluorspar ore: The main minerals are fluorite and calcite, of which the calcite content can reach more than 30% and contains a small amount of quartz. Sometimes the mineral composition of such ores can be further subdivided into the quartz-calcite-fluorite type. Sorting process: Carbonate fluorspar ore has certain limitations in industrial applications. Since both fluorite and calcite in carbonate fluorspar ores have good floatability during the flotation process, conventional flotation processes and chemical systems cannot effectively distinguish between the two, resulting in calcium carbonate ( The CaCO₃) content exceeds the standard and becomes a non-standard product. Therefore, carbonate fluorspar ore is called "difficult to separate ore" by the fluorite mineral processing industry. At present, some carbonate fluorspar ores with good dissociation degree in the particle ore stage are processed by Mingde artificial intelligence sorting equipment. Pre-selecting and discarding waste to reduce the calcium carbonate content, and finally recovering the fluorspar concentrate through flotation. Barite type fluorspar ore: The main minerals are barite and fluorite, with the content of barite ranging from 10% to 40%. This type of ore is often accompanied by sulfides such as pyrite, galena, sphalerite, etc. Sometimes the quartz content also increases, forming a quartz-barite-fluorite type ore. Sorting process: After the barite type fluorspar ore is crushed, for coarse-grained ores, heavy media beneficiation methods are commonly used, such as jig beneficiation or shaking table beneficiation. When the selected fluorspar ore contains heavy metal minerals such as barite and galena, the fluorspar will be recovered as the first heavy material. For fine-grained ores, flotation is often used for separation. During the flotation process, the mixed flotation process and Na2CO3 are used to adjust the pH of the slurry, and the pharmaceutical system uses oleic acid and water glass as collectors and inhibitors respectively to obtain a mixed concentrate of fluorite and barite. The barite and fluorite are then separated by flotation. Sulfide ore type fluorspar ore: Its mineral composition is similar to quartz-fluorite, but it contains more metal sulfides, and sometimes the lead and zinc content can reach industrial grades. Sorting process: Flotation is generally used. First, a xanthate collector is used to float out the sulfide ore, and then a fatty acid collector is added to float the fluorspar. In order to suppress residual sulfide minerals and ensure the quality of fluorspar concentrate, a small amount of sulfide mineral inhibitors, such as cyanide, can be added. The selected fluorspar concentrate is dehydrated and dried to obtain the final fluorspar product. Siliceous rock type fluorite: Siliceous rock type fluorite is formed by sedimentation. This type of fluorite ore is usually distributed in shale, mica quartz and other siliceous rocks in the form of fine-grained disseminated, cement-like, strip-microlayered, lumpy, and oblate lens shapes. Sorting process: After the raw ore is crushed and screened, the coarse-grained ore is generally sorted by heavy media, and the fine-grained ore is sorted by a jig or shaker.  When the selected fluorite ore contains heavy metal minerals such as barite, sulfite, galena, etc., fluorite is recycled as the first heavy object. Sedimentary fluorite: As for carbonate fluorite among sedimentary fluorite, fluorite is distributed in fine granules in limestone and marble, and forms a granular co-bonding mosaic structure or metamorphic structure with calcite or dolomite. The mineral composition of sedimentary fluorspar deposits is relatively complex and may contain a variety of impurities and associated minerals, so more complex mineral processing and purification processes are required before industrial application. Sorting process: Due to the complexity of its mineral composition, sedimentary fluorite may need to adopt more complex processes and technologies during processing, such as flotation, gravity separation, etc. Generally speaking, the sorting process of fluorspar ore may vary depending on the nature of the ore, the performance of the beneficiation equipment and the beneficiation objectives.  Therefore, in practical applications, appropriate sorting processes and methods need to be selected according to specific circumstances,equipment, and at the same time make appropriate adjustments and optimizations to the process flow to achieve the best mineral processing effect.
  • Causes and Solutions Affecting Low Efficiency of Mineral Processing! Causes and Solutions Affecting Low Efficiency of Mineral Processing! May 31, 2024
    1. Which links in the mineral processing process are likely to affect efficiency? In the mineral processing technology, multiple links may affect the mineral processing efficiency, and the following links are more likely to have a significant impact on the mineral processing efficiency: (1) Pre-election preparation stage: Crushing and Screening: Ore crushing and screening are key steps before mineral processing, which directly affect the efficiency and effect of subsequent mineral processing. In the crushing operation, if the crusher is improperly selected or operated, it may lead to insufficient or excessive crushing of the ore, affecting the efficiency of subsequent grinding and mineral processing. Screening is used to classify the crushed ore according to particle size to provide suitable raw materials for the processing. Grinding and Classification: Grinding is the continuation of the ore crushing process, and its purpose is to separate various useful mineral particles in the ore into monomers for selection. The selection of grinding mills and the control of the grinding process are crucial to the efficiency of mineral processing. The classification operation affects the classification particle size and processing capacity by adjusting parameters such as the size of the classification area, the height of the overflow weir and the speed of the spiral, thereby affecting the efficiency of mineral processing. Selection stage: The properties of the ore, the selection of the beneficiation equipment and the selection of the beneficiation method will affect the efficiency of the beneficiation stage. For example, the particle size of the mineral has an important influence on the flotation efficiency. Too fine a particle size will deteriorate the flotation effect. The selection of the flotation machine speed will also affect the stirring intensity of the slurry and the flotation effect. Dehydration stage after selection: The concentrate obtained by wet beneficiation usually contains a lot of water. The efficiency of the dehydration stage directly affects the quality and output of the concentrate. The dehydration stage includes processes such as concentration, filtration and drying. The effects of these processes are affected by factors such as equipment performance, operation level and the properties of the original ore. Slurry concentration: Appropriate pulp concentration has an important impact on flotation efficiency. Within a certain range, increasing pulp concentration is conducive to the collision and contact between minerals and reagents, thereby improving flotation efficiency. However, excessive pulp concentration will increase reagent consumption, deteriorate aeration effect, and reduce flotation efficiency. Operation and management: The skill level and management level of operators also have an important impact on mineral processing efficiency. Modern and digital management methods can optimize the mineral processing process and improve production efficiency. At the same time, strengthening the management and awareness of mining companies and avoiding management and awareness deviations are also important measures to improve mineral processing efficiency. To sum up, many links in the mineral processing process may affect the efficiency, but factors such as the preparation stage before mineral processing, the separation stage, the dehydration stage after mineral processing, as well as slurry concentration and operation management have the most significant impact on mineral processing efficiency. By optimizing these links and factors, the mineral processing efficiency can be significantly improved, production costs can be reduced, and the sustainable development of the mine can be achieved. 2. In order to optimize the links that affect efficiency in the mineral processing process, we can consider and implement them from the following aspects: (1) Grinding and grading operations: Optimize grinding process parameters: According to the characteristics of the ore, study the grinding index and formulate appropriate grinding process parameters. For the ore dressing plant with "over-grinding" phenomenon, selective grinding technology can be considered. Use efficient grading equipment: Although spiral classifiers are commonly used, their grading efficiency is generally only 20% to 40%. Consider introducing efficient grading equipment such as hydrocyclones or high-frequency vibrating fine screens to improve grading efficiency. However, attention should be paid to the stability of hydrocyclones. (2) Selection of work: Select or improve mineral processing equipment: In flotation operations, the selection of flotation machines is crucial. According to the characteristics of the ore and the flotation process, select or design a suitable flotation machine. At the same time, pay attention to the development of flotation reagents and processes, and adopt the latest flotation technology and reagents. Optimize flotation conditions: According to the properties of the ore, adjust the parameters such as pulp concentration, stirring intensity, and aeration volume during the flotation process to obtain the best flotation effect. (3) Dehydration operation: Introduce advanced dehydration equipment: such as disc vacuum filter, which not only has large processing capacity and good dehydration effect, but also has low energy consumption. Optimize the dehydration process: By adjusting various links in the dehydration process, such as pre-dehydration, filter pressing, etc., the dehydration efficiency can be improved and the moisture content in the concentrate can be reduced. (4) Slurry concentration control: Real-time monitoring and adjustment: By real-time monitoring of pulp concentration, timely adjust the amount of water added during grinding and flotation to ensure that the pulp concentration is within the optimal range. Optimize the use of reagents: During the flotation process, adjust the amount and type of reagents according to the pulp concentration to obtain the best flotation effect. (5) Operation and management: Improve operator skills: Through training and skill improvement, ensure that operators have the necessary mineral processing knowledge and skills and can operate mineral processing equipment proficiently. Introduce a modern management system: Use a digital and automated management system to monitor all aspects of the mineral processing process in real time to improve production efficiency and product quality. Strictly follow the principles of comprehensiveness and pertinence to carry out equipment transformation to ensure that the transformation work can truly improve economic benefits and production efficiency. (6) Strengthen the management of mining companies: Correct the deviations in the management and cognition of mining companies, ensure that managers have geological knowledge and mineral processing experience, and avoid non-geological personnel from conducting mineral processing according to the management model of other industries. Establish a reasonable assessment mechanism, avoid taking economic benefits as the only criterion, and ensure that the basic status of geological exploration work is valued. Through the implementation of the above measures, the links that affect efficiency in the mineral processing process can be optimized, the mineral processing efficiency can be improved, the production cost can be reduced, and the sustainable development of the mine can be achieved. (7) Continuous research and innovation: Encourage and support scientific researchers to conduct research and innovation in mineral processing technology, and continuously develop new mineral processing methods and processes. Strengthen exchanges and cooperation with other countries and regions, and introduce advanced mineral processing technology and equipment. At the same time, in view of the above-mentioned problem of low mineral processing efficiency, the introduction of MINGDE mineral processing equipment can greatly improve the mineral processing efficiency. Its value is mainly reflected in the following aspects: High-precision identification and sorting: MINGDE optoelectronic beneficiation equipment, such as the MINGDE AI sorter, can accurately identify multiple characteristics of non-metallic ores, including color, texture, shape, gloss, etc. This high-precision recognition technology enables ores to be accurately classified and screened, thereby improving the accuracy and efficiency of beneficiation. High efficiency sorting: The equipment has high-speed processing capabilities and can quickly complete the sorting of a large number of non-metallic ores. For example, the heavy-duty visible light artificial intelligence sorting machine product launched by MINGDE Optoelectronic has a sorting and processing capacity of up to 100 tons/hour, greatly improving production efficiency. Energy saving: MINGDE Optoelectronic mineral processing equipment achieves more crushing and less grinding by pre-sorting the granular ore, effectively reducing energy consumption. This optimization can not only improve production efficiency, but also reduce mineral processing costs and improve the economic and ecological benefits of the mineral processing plant. Environmental friendly: Compared with traditional physical and chemical beneficiation, the only energy consumption of photoelectric beneficiation is electricity consumption, and it has zero pollution to the environment. This green beneficiation method meets the current requirements of environmental protection and contributes to the sustainable development of mining production. High level of intelligence: With the development of computer technology and artificial intelligence technology, the intelligence level of Mingde Optoelectronics' mineral processing equipment has been continuously improved. This intelligent equipment can better adapt to the sorting needs of different types and complex ore structures, and improve the flexibility and adaptability of mineral processing. In summary, Mingde Optoelectronics' mineral processing equipment provides strong support for improving mineral processing efficiency through its advantages in high-precision identification, high-efficiency sorting, energy saving and consumption reduction, green environmental protection and high intelligence level. These advantages not only help to improve the efficiency and benefits of mining production, but also help to promote the green, intelligent and sustainable development of mining production.    
  • Classification, Uses and Sorting Processes of Various Types of Ores! Classification, Uses and Sorting Processes of Various Types of Ores! Jun 08, 2024
    The classification and use of ores are very wide. We classify them based on many factors such as the chemical composition, physical properties and industrial applications of minerals. The following are the types of metal ores and non-metallic ores that can be roughly sorted. Metal ore Metal ores are ores containing metal elements or metal compounds, and are mainly used to extract metals. Depending on the metals they contain, metal ores can be subdivided into the following categories: 1. Precious metal ores: such as gold, silver, platinum group metal ores, etc., are mainly used in the manufacture of jewelry, currency reserves and some high-tech products. 2. Non-ferrous metal ores: including copper, lead, zinc, aluminum, etc., which are widely used in wires and cables, building materials, automobile manufacturing, aircraft manufacturing, electronic products and other fields. 3. Ferrous metal ores: such as iron ore, manganese ore, and chromium ore, which are mainly used in the production of steel and other alloys. 4. Rare metal ores: such as tantalum, niobium, lithium, etc., are crucial to high-tech industries such as electronics, aerospace, and new energy vehicles. 5. Radioactive ores: such as uranium ore and thorium ore, which are mainly used in nuclear power generation and medical fields. After mining, crushing, beneficiation and refining, these ores can be refined into metals, which are processed into various products and widely used in various industries such as construction, machinery manufacturing, electronics, transportation, aerospace, etc. Non-metallic ores Non-metallic ores contain no or almost no metal elements. They either provide industrial raw materials or are used as decorative and building materials. 1. Chemical raw material ores: such as phosphate rock, potash, limestone, etc., used in the manufacture of fertilizers and chemical products. 2. Gemstones and decorative stones: such as diamonds, rubies, jade, marble, granite, etc., used in jewelry and architectural decoration. 3. Building material ores: such as gypsum, quartz sand, and limestone, used in cement, glass manufacturing and the construction industry. 4. Ceramic and refractory ores: such as kaolin and clay, used to make ceramic utensils and high-temperature resistant materials. 5. Energy minerals: such as coal, oil, and natural gas. Although they do not strictly belong to the traditional mineral classification, they are also important natural resources and are mainly used for energy supply. In addition to being used as a building material, it is also used to manufacture chemicals, medicines, cosmetics, ceramic products, glass products, etc. It is also widely used in agriculture, environmental protection and high-tech industries. In summary, ores are various and have a wide range of uses. From metal ores to non-metallic ores, from energy ores to construction ores and chemical raw material ores, they all play an important role in their respective fields. The mining and utilization of ores is one of the foundations of modern industrial society. However, the mining process needs to consider environmental protection and sustainable development. With the advancement of science and technology and the development of industry, human demand for ores will continue to increase, and the mining and utilization of ores will become more efficient and environmentally friendly. In order to make full use of various metal and non-metallic ore resources, suitable mineral processing technology is selected for separation in combination with the physical and chemical characteristics of the ore. At present, the common mineral processing methods are mainly the following: Flotation: It is a method of separation by treating the physical and chemical properties of the ore surface to make the minerals selectively attach to bubbles. In the process of mineral processing, especially in the treatment of non-ferrous metal ores (such as copper, lead, zinc, sulfur, molybdenum, etc.), flotation is widely used. In addition, some ferrous metals, rare metals and non-metallic ores (such as graphite ore, apatite, etc.) can also be treated by flotation. Gravity separation: It is a method of separation based on the relative density (also called specific gravity) of minerals. By applying fluid dynamics and various mechanical forces in a moving medium (such as water or air), the concentrators of different densities can create suitable loose stratification and separation conditions, thereby achieving the separation of mineral particles of different densities. Magnetic separation: It is a method of separating ores by using the magnetic difference of minerals to generate different forces in the magnetic field of the magnetic separator. It is mainly used for the separation of ferrous metal ores (such as iron, manganese, and chromium), and can also be used for the separation of non-ferrous metal and rare metal ores. Electrostatic separation: It is a separation method based on the difference in the electrical conductivity of minerals. By placing the minerals in a high-voltage electric field, the electrostatic force acts differently due to the different electrical conductivity of the minerals, thereby achieving the separation of minerals. This method is mainly used for the separation of rare metals, non-ferrous metals and non-metallic ores, especially in the separation of sub-mixed coarse concentrates, such as scheelite and cassiterite, zircon, tantalite and niobium ore. Chemical beneficiation: It is a beneficiation technology that uses chemical methods to change the mineral composition and then enriches the target components through other methods. For example, copper ore containing malachite can be leached with dilute sulfuric acid to convert malachite into copper sulfate solution. By replacing the copper ions in the solution with iron filings, metallic copper (sponge copper) can be obtained. Chemical beneficiation is one of the effective methods for processing and comprehensively utilizing some poor, fine, and impure mineral raw materials that are difficult to be selected. It is also one of the important ways to make full use of mineral resources, solve the problems of wastewater, waste residue, and waste gas treatment, realize waste recycling, and protect the environment. Microbial beneficiation: also known as bacterial beneficiation, is a beneficiation method that uses microorganisms such as iron-oxidizing bacteria, sulfur-oxidizing bacteria, and silicate bacteria to remove iron, sulfur, silicon and other elements from ores. By using iron-oxidizing bacteria to oxidize iron, sulfur-oxidizing bacteria to oxidize sulfur, and silicate bacteria to decompose silicon in bauxite, the purpose of desulfurization, iron removal and silicon removal can be achieved. In addition, microbial beneficiation can also be used to recover metals such as copper, uranium, cobalt, manganese, and gold. https://www.mdoresorting.com/mingde-ai-sorting-machine-separate-phosphorite-ore Photoelectric beneficiation: It is a beneficiation method that uses the physical characteristics of the ore to be beneficiated and the gangue to identify and sort. It uses a combination of machinery and electricity to separate minerals by imitating the action of hand selection. It uses the differences in the reflection and transmittance of light of different minerals, such as color, texture, shape, gloss, spots, density and other characteristic differences for identification and sorting. The ore is mainly separated after passing through the feeding system, photoelectric system, electric control system and sorting system. As a leader in the photoelectric mineral processing industry, Mingde Optoelectronics has launched a series of equipment, involving five series and more than 20 types of equipment, mainly artificial intelligence sorting machines, ore color sorting machines, mineral sand sorting machines, X-ray intelligent sorting machines, foreign body removal robots and other products. At present, it is widely used in metal and non-metallic minerals such as quartz, potassium feldspar, calcite, calcium carbonate, dolomite, fluorite, talc, wollastonite, bauxite, pegmatite quartz, limestone, calcium oxide, sponge titanium, silicon slag, gold mine, pebbles, phosphate rock, silica, brucite, tungsten tailings, coal gangue, coal-bearing kaolin, etc.!
  • The Average Time Required for the World's Top Mines from Discovery to Production is 16.9 Years The Average Time Required for the World's Top Mines from Discovery to Production is 16.9 Years Jun 25, 2024
    From 2010 to 2019, more than 200 new gold, copper, zinc, nickel, and copper mines entered commercial production, with an estimated total ore production of 22 billion tons. The lead time from initial discovery to production varies for each mine, depending on a variety of factors, including product and mine type, geographic location, partnership history, government and community needs. The average time from discovery to production for the world's 35 largest mines is 16.9 years, with the shortest being 6 years and the longest being 32 years. In order to avoid large data deviations, some mines are not included in the calculation of the time required for top mines, mainly because the projects were abandoned after the initial discovery. (Note: Data as of March 2020) Many factors affect the time it takes to deliver a mine The average exploration and research time for the world's 35 top mines is 12.5 years, almost three-quarters of the total time invested. Mines that spend the longest time in this stage usually experience multiple changes in ownership and research revisions. Generally speaking, top mines enter the mine construction phase 1.8 years after the feasibility study is completed. Ideally, construction can begin shortly after the feasibility study is completed; but for some mines, it takes another 3 to 5 years before construction, partly because they want to continue to increase reserves before construction, or face problems such as mining permits, licenses, funding and community protests. Of the 35 top mines, 20 mines take less than or equal to the average time of 16.9 years, among which mines in Peru have the shortest delivery time, with about four-fifths of the mines taking an average of 13 years. The Las Bambas copper mine in Apurimac has been in commercial production since 2015, when a large amount of porphyry copper was discovered in 2005 (skarn copper was discovered earlier). It is the mine with the shortest delivery time and currently ranks third in Peru in ore production. Australia has opened two mines in recent years, with an average time of 10 years. The Gruyere JV gold mine in Western Australia is a 50-50 joint venture between Gold Fields Ltd. and Gold Road Resources Ltd. It took only six years from the discovery of gold in 2013 to commercial production in 2019. Although there are many deeper deposits that have been put into production, Australia's deposits tend to be near-surface oxides that are easier to explore and develop. Although Australia does not have a fully integrated federal licensing system, the official assessment of exploration and mining is much faster than in other developed countries. As noted in a 2015 study prepared for the U.S. National Mining Association, evaluations of exploration plans and mining proposals in Western Australia were completed in just 30 working days. Environmental impact assessments (EIA) are completed by the applicant and submitted to the relevant agencies for evaluation, shortening the application process. Fifteen mines exceeded the average lead time. Chile topped the list. The country's three mines had long lead times during this period, averaging 23.7 years. Mexico followed with two mines, averaging 17.5 years. Canada and Russia both approved four mines for production during this period, and both had two mines that took longer than average: two Canadian mines with an average lead time of 23.5 years, and two Russian mines with an average lead time of 27.5 years. Russia’s Bystrinskoye copper mine took 32 years from its discovery in 1986 to commence operations in 2018. Like Australia, Canada uses a streamlined permitting process and timeline, but the permitting process can involve extensive community collaboration and environmental requirements that can lead to significant delays. Canada’s Rainy River and Dublin Gulch mines took 22 and 25 years to complete, respectively. Ontario’s Rainy River mine is owned by Rainy River Resources Ltd., which chose to continue exploration and feasibility work in the area when it was unable to finance mine development. New Gold Inc. acquired the mine in 2013 and has conducted the latest feasibility study, permit application, testing and construction. Victoria Gold also revised its feasibility study for its Dublin Canyon mine several times between 2011 and 2016, subsequently securing financing and commencing construction shortly thereafter. As a result, the average time from feasibility study completion to production for both mines was only 2.5 years. Most new mines are open pit mining, and copper mines require longer lead times Of the 35 top mines counted, 31 are open pit mines, with varying ore production capacities and mining cycles. The Las Bambas copper mine has an annual production capacity of 51 million tons of ore, and it took 10 years from discovery to production. In contrast, the Bystrinskoye copper mine, with an annual production capacity of 10 million tons, has a delivery period of 32 years. The average ore production capacity of the top open pit mines is 19.1 million tons/year, and the average delivery time is 17.4 years. Only two mines have both open pit and underground mining, and both mining methods contributed to production capacity during the trial mining period. The Kibali gold mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Sukari gold mine in Egypt have lower production capacities, with annual ore production of 7.2 million tons and 12.3 million tons, respectively, and delivery cycles of 15 years and 12 years, respectively. Some open-pit mines, such as Oyu Tolgoi and Yuji River in Mongolia, plan to increase underground mining in the near future. There are two other pure underground mining mines, Carrapateena in South Australia and New Afton in British Columbia, Canada, both of which have low production capacity of only 4 million tons of ore per year and an average delivery time of 13 years. Of the 35 new mines, 23 are gold mines (accounting for two-thirds of the total), 10 are copper mines, and 2 are nickel mines. Among them, the average delivery time for gold mines is 15.4 years and that for copper mines is 18.4 years. The difference between the two is mainly due to the longer exploration and feasibility study time for copper projects, which is an average of 2 years longer than that for gold projects. One reason is that, at least in the exploration stage, the availability of funds for gold projects is better than that for copper projects. This is supported by exploration data from the past 10 years. The data shows that the ratio of grassroots exploration to late-stage exploration budgets for copper and gold mines is an average of 1:1.8, which reflects the better funding supply for gold exploration. In addition, gold prices have been more resilient than copper prices over the past 10 years, which has eased capital flows for gold mines. In addition, the construction time of copper mines is also one year longer than that of gold mines on average.
  • Brucite: Characteristics, Distribution, Uses and Beneficiation Methods! Brucite: Characteristics, Distribution, Uses and Beneficiation Methods! Jun 29, 2024
    Brucite, also known as magnesia, is a hydroxide ore. Its main component is magnesium hydroxide. It is one of the minerals with the highest magnesium content in nature.Brucite is a rare and precious magnesium-rich non-metallic mineral. It belongs to the trigonal crystal system and has a variety of appearances. It is usually flaky or fibrous aggregates. It is white, light green or colorless in color. It has a glassy luster on the fracture, a pearly luster on the dissociation surface, a silky luster on the fibrous one, a flexible thin sheet, and a brittle fibrous one. Brucite is a layered hydroxide that is widely distributed in nature and is widely distributed. It is mainly distributed in countries and regions such as China, Canada, and the United States. In addition, brucite mines are also distributed in Russia, North Korea, Norway and other countries. Canada and the United States are among the world's major producers of brucite. Canada's brucite is mainly distributed in Ontario, Quebec and other places, while the United States' brucite resources are mainly distributed in Nevada, Texas and other places. China's brucite resources are mainly distributed in the western region, such as Xinjiang, Qinghai, Tibet, Sichuan and other provinces and cities according to sedimentary strata. In addition, some brucite resources are also distributed in Northeast China, North China, Central China and other regions. Specifically, the total proven reserves of brucite resources in China have exceeded 25 million tons, among which Fengcheng, Liaoning, Ji'an, Jilin, Ningqiang, Shaanxi, Qilian Mountains, Qinghai, Shimian, Sichuan, Xixia, Henan and other places are important brucite production areas. In particular, Fengcheng, Liaoning, has the richest brucite resources in China, with reserves of up to 10 million tons. The proven reserves of brucite in Ningqiang, Shaanxi are 7.8 million tons; the proven reserves of brucite in Ji'an, Jilin are 2 million tons. Judging from the ore quality, scale and mining conditions of brucite, Liaoning Province has the best brucite resources in China. The brucite ore in Kuandian is close to the theoretical mass of brucite (%): MgO 66.44, H2O 29.00, SiO2 0.80, Al2O3 0.21, Fe2O3 0.73. Brucite has a variety of uses and applications, from industrial processes to environmental and technical applications. The following are some of the main uses of brucite: (1)  Extraction of magnesium and magnesium oxide The magnesium oxide content in brucite ore is high and has few impurities; the decomposition temperature is low; the volatile matter produced when heated is non-toxic and harmless, so magnesium and magnesium oxide and other products can be extracted from brucite. (2) Dead-burned magnesia Dead-burned magnesia made from brucite has the advantages of high density (greater than 3.55g/cm3), high refractoriness (greater than 2800℃), high chemical inertness and high thermal shock stability. It is widely used in the production of key parts such as furnace linings and furnace bottoms, especially in the steel and non-ferrous metal smelting industries. (3) Light magnesium oxide Light magnesium oxide is extracted from low-grade brucite rock by chemical methods. (4) Fused periclase It is a special pure product required by high-tech electronic products. The periclase aggregate refined by brucite by electric fusion has high thermal conductivity and good electrical insulation, and the product life is increased by 2~3 times. (5) Chemically pure magnesium reagent Mainly use the electric heating method to extract metallic magnesium and prepare chemically pure reagents such as MgCl2, MgSO4, and Mg(NO3)2. At the same time, it can be used to make high corrosion resistance agents and is widely used in the electroplating industry. (6) Reinforcement materials Bruceite can be used as a substitute for chrysotile in some fields, and is used in mid-range thermal insulation materials such as microporous calcium silicate and calcium silicate board. The basic formula is: diatomaceous earth, lime slurry, water glass, bruceite. The content of bruceite is 8%~10%. The product has high whiteness, beautiful appearance and low bulk density. At the same time, due to the repeatability, corrosion resistance, high hardness and good mechanical strength of brucite, it can be used as an additive to improve the strength and hardness of cement and enhance the durability of concrete. In addition, brucite can also slow down the gel phase generation rate of concrete, thereby delaying the degradation process of the structure. (7) Papermaking filler Brucite has high whiteness, good flaking, strong adhesion and poor water absorption. Using it in combination with calcite as a papermaking filler can change the papermaking process from acid method to alkali method and reduce the pollution of slurry water. (8) Flame retardant As a fibrous variant of brucite, fibrous brucite contains about 30% of crystal water and has a low decomposition temperature (450℃, static about 350℃). It is widely used in flame retardant products with its good heat resistance and flame retardancy. (9) Environmental protection application Due to its composition characteristics, brucite presents moderate alkalinity and can be used as an acidic wastewater neutralizer. It is used to purify acidic substances in wastewater and waste gas, effectively reduce pollutants such as acid rain and acidic waste gas, and thus protect the environment. In the process of neutralizing acidic substances, brucite also has a certain buffering capacity. (10) Water treatment Brucite also plays an important role in the field of water treatment. It can be used to remove hardness ions in water, prevent the formation of scale, and protect water treatment equipment. In addition, brucite can also be used for deoxygenation, adjusting the pH value of water and buffering water quality, thereby improving and optimizing water quality. In general, brucite has a wide range of uses, covering many fields such as construction, metal smelting, chemistry, water treatment, medicine, environmental protection and food industry. In order to improve the utilization value of brucite, we generally use brucite of different grades. Generally speaking, brucite is used as a raw material for magnesium salts, basic magnesium salts, magnesium oxide and other products, and the grade of brucite is relatively high. In some specific applications, such as making refractory materials and flame retardants, the grade requirements for brucite may be relatively low. In order to improve the grade of brucite, we can use crushing, dissociation and sorting to sort out the associated minerals in brucite to achieve the purpose of improving the grade of brucite. Common associated minerals in brucite are mainly serpentine, calcite, dolomite, magnesite, magnesium silicate minerals, periclase, diopside and talc. Specifically, serpentine in the associated mineral is a hydrated magnesium silicate mineral, usually yellow-green or dark green, with a glassy or silky luster. Calcite is a calcium carbonate mineral with a glassy luster and low hardness. Dolomite is a carbonate mineral, similar to calcite, but with a higher magnesium content in its chemical composition. Magnesite is a magnesium carbonate mineral with a glassy luster and low hardness. By taking advantage of the surface feature differences between its associated minerals and brucite, we use photoelectric sorting equipment for sorting, which can effectively remove most of the dissociated associated minerals, improve the grade of brucite ore, and create higher economic value for mining companies. For some brucite mining companies, after long-term mining, there is no good sorting method in the particle ore stage, resulting in about 30~40% of the concentrate with a grade of more than 60 in the tailings pond. With the development of artificial intelligence and photoelectric mineral processing technology in recent years, the technical level and equipment maturity have been widely recognized by the market and applied in the sorting of brucite tailings. In particular, Mingde Optoelectronics' artificial intelligence sorting equipment can accurately identify associated minerals such as brucite, serpentine, and dolomite, and sort them by taking pictures, training, learning, and modeling the ore to be selected. MINGDE Optoelectronics is an enterprise focusing on ore sorting technology. The artificial intelligence sorting machine developed by it is applied to the sorting process of brucite. The equipment uses advanced image recognition technology and artificial intelligence algorithms to efficiently and accurately grade the quality of brucite, remove impurities, and improve the quality of the original ore. In summary, MINGDE Optoelectronics' artificial intelligence sorting machine plays a key role in the sorting of brucite. It optimizes the traditional mineral processing process through intelligent technology, improves the sorting accuracy and efficiency, and contributes to the sustainable use of resources.
  • Specific Applications and Future Prospects of Photoelectric Sorting Technology Specific Applications and Future Prospects of Photoelectric Sorting Technology Jul 03, 2024
    Overview of photoelectric sorting technology Photoelectric sorting technology is a technology that uses optical principles to automatically identify and classify materials. It detects the optical properties of materials, such as color, gloss, transparency, etc., through photoelectric sensors, and then determines whether it has the required characteristics through preset intelligent algorithms, and performs corresponding separation processing. This technology is widely used in industries such as mining, agriculture, food processing, and waste material recycling, especially in improving sorting efficiency and accuracy, reducing labor intensity, and reducing environmental pollution. Working principle of photoelectric sorting technology The working principle of photoelectric sorting technology involves several key components: light source system, sensor system, signal processing system, and execution system. First, the light source system provides light of different wavelengths to illuminate the material to be detected, so that the reflected light presents different colors. The sensor system, usually a linear array CCD sensor, captures these lights and converts them into electrical signals. The signal processing system processes these electrical signals, analyzes the characteristics of the materials through image processing algorithms, and classifies them according to preset standards. Finally, the execution system sorts the sorted materials, usually by high-speed airflow or robotic arms to exclude defective products and retain high-quality products. Application of photoelectric sorting technology in mining In the mining field, photoelectric sorting technology is mainly used for pre-sorting of ore to improve the overall grade of ore and reduce the cost of subsequent processing. For example, in the process of phosphate ore sorting, photoelectric sorting technology can effectively identify and remove low-grade ore and debris, thereby improving the efficiency of mineral processing and reducing energy consumption. In addition, this technology can also be used to process phosphate resources with fine particle size and complex embedded morphology, so that resources that were originally difficult to develop and utilize economically and efficiently can be fully utilized. Advantages and challenges of photoelectric sorting technology The advantages of photoelectric sorting technology lie in its high precision, high efficiency and environmental protection characteristics. It can complete the sorting of a large number of materials in a short time without adding chemical reagents, reducing pollution to the environment. However, the technology also faces some challenges, such as adapting to the sorting needs of more types and complex ore structures, improving the stability and anti-interference ability of the system, and reducing costs. Future development of photoelectric sorting technology With the continuous advancement of technology, photoelectric sorting technology is expected to further improve recognition accuracy and stability in the future, expand the scope of application, and play a greater role in mining and other fields. For example, by combining technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data analysis, the photoelectric sorting system will become more intelligent and automated, and can better adapt to different working environments and sorting requirements. Application of MINGDE Optoelectronic Sorting Technology Hefei MINGDE Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd., as a leading enterprise in the field of mining sorting in China, has taken the lead in introducing artificial intelligence, big data sorting and other technologies in the field of ore photoelectric sorting, expanding the variety of ore sorting by photoelectric sorting machines, and making the sorting effect more accurate. The heavy-duty machine developed by the company can sort ores with larger particle sizes, which brings about greater output and meets the requirements of mining companies for large-scale ore sorting. https://www.mdoresorting.com/wet-intelligent-minerals-separator-ore-sorting-machine-leading-manufacturer-of-china Since its establishment in 2014, the company has been working hard in the field of ore sorting for ten years. The staff visited various mining areas in China on the spot, fully communicated with various mining companies, and deeply understood the various requirements of the mines for sorting equipment. The overall structure of the MINGDE sorting machine adopts a split structure to avoid the influence of feeding vibration on the main part of the machine sorting, ensuring the accuracy of sorting; using a conveyor belt instead of a chute reduces the trouble of frequent replacement of wearing parts of the chute machine. The whole machine is coated with an anti-corrosion coating, which improves the adaptability of the machine to the harsh working environment of high dust, high pollution and high corrosion in the mining industry. MINGDE Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. has always believed that integrity makes MINGDE a success and MINGDE creates the best corporate mission. We are willing to work together with friends from all walks of life to achieve the long-term development of mining intelligence and automation.
  • The Importance of Ore Pretreatment and Enrichment The Importance of Ore Pretreatment and Enrichment Jul 13, 2024
    Overview Ore pretreatment and enrichment are key links in improving the utilization efficiency of mineral resources, especially in the current situation of increasingly tight global mineral resources, its importance is becoming more and more prominent. Pretreatment mainly includes crushing, grinding, screening, primary selection and other processes, aiming to improve the properties of ore and prepare for further beneficiation processes. Enrichment is to separate valuable minerals from ore by physical, chemical or biological methods to improve their grade and recovery rate. Research progress of pretreatment technology The development trend of pretreatment technology is to improve efficiency and reduce costs while paying attention to environmental protection and sustainability. The high-pressure roller mill pretreatment technology in the crushing stage improves the dissociation degree and grinding efficiency of the ore through high pressure and slow relative movement. The pre-waste technology in the primary selection stage refers to separating a part of waste rock or low-grade ore in the early stage of ore processing to reduce energy consumption and cost in subsequent processing. For example, by pre-selecting and discarding waste, the amount of ore entering the subsequent process can be reduced, saving a lot of subsequent process costs. At the same time, the pre-discarded waste tailings can be used as building aggregates and mine backfill without grinding, which has certain economic value and environmental value. Through pretreatment and pre-selection, the grade of ore can be improved, the amount of ore entering the mill can be reduced, and the tailings can be discarded in advance, thereby improving resource utilization and reducing energy consumption and environmental pollution. Ore photoelectric sorting technology is an important branch of the current ore sorting field. It uses different physical properties of ore, such as color, texture, density, etc., to achieve effective ore sorting, which is of great significance for ore pretreatment. Research progress of enrichment technology Ore enrichment technology can increase the content of useful components in ore, thereby improving resource utilization. For example, through pretreatment and enrichment technology, the original low-grade ore can be made usable, the loss of mineral resources can be reduced, the import volume of mineral resources can be reduced, and the resource utilization of low-grade ore and stockpiled waste can be realized. Ore enrichment can also reduce the processing cost and energy consumption of ore. For example, through pre-enrichment technology, the amount of subsequent grinding-flotation ore processing can be reduced, production costs can be reduced, and the economic benefits of the enterprise can be improved. At the same time, ore enrichment technology also has extremely high environmental and social benefits. In terms of environmental effects, through scientific ore enrichment and ore deposit analysis, environmental pollution can be reduced, the ecological environment can be protected, resources can be recycled, and the service life of resources can be extended. In terms of social benefits, the innovation of ore enrichment technology has promoted the upgrading of the mining industry. The development of intelligent mineral processing technology, such as intelligent mineral processing and intelligent monitoring, has improved the efficiency and accuracy of mineral processing, reduced labor costs, and promoted the transformation of the mining industry towards high efficiency and environmental protection. On the other hand, through ore enrichment, employment opportunities can be increased and the living standards of local residents can be improved. Among them, photoelectric sorting is particularly representative in ore enrichment. By analyzing the surface characteristics of the ore to be processed, the ore is preliminarily sorted, thereby realizing pollution-free and efficient intelligent sorting. Photoelectric sorting has the advantages of high efficiency, low cost, and green environmental protection. It can save freight and reagent costs in the flotation link and extend the service life of the tailings pond. In addition, the mining boundary grade can be reduced and the amount of recoverable resources can be increased. https://www.mdoresorting.com/mingde-ai-sorting-machine-separate-quartzmicafeldspar-from-pegmatite Mingde Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. is the first to introduce artificial intelligence and big data technology in the field of visible light photoelectric sorting, which broadens the adaptability of the machine and allows the photoelectric sorting machine to sort more types of ores. The machine uses a gigapascal camera to further improve the sorting accuracy of the machine, and the introduction of heavy-duty machines enables the machine to process 100 tons per hour. These pioneering measures make our machines more suitable for mining companies and make ore sorting better and faster. Conclusion In summary, ore pretreatment and enrichment technology plays an important role in improving the utilization efficiency of mineral resources, reducing production costs, and promoting environmental protection and sustainable development. With the continuous emergence and application of new technologies, pretreatment and enrichment technology will continue to develop in the direction of high efficiency, environmental protection, and low cost, and contribute to the sustainable development of the mining industry.
  • Photoelectric Sorting of Titanium Sponge Photoelectric Sorting of Titanium Sponge Jul 13, 2024
    Recently, the attention to titanium alloys has increased again. As a key raw material for the production of titanium alloys, titanium sponge can be used to manufacture products in aerospace, national defense, chemical industry, consumer electronics and other fields. Due to its excellent physical and chemical properties, titanium sponge occupies a pivotal position in the demand for high-performance materials. The main producing countries of titanium sponge include the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, etc. Among them, China is the world's largest producer of titanium sponge, and its output accounts for 62.7% of the global total output. The United States and Russia are also important producers of titanium sponge. Although their output is not as good as that of China, they occupy an important position in the high-end market. Japan and Ukraine occupy a certain share in the production of titanium sponge. In recent years, China has made significant progress in the research of ultra-soft titanium sponge. After years of hard work, Panzhihua Iron and Steel Research Institute Co., Ltd. of Panzhihua Iron and Steel Group has successfully developed ultra-soft titanium sponge suitable for the aviation field, breaking the monopoly of foreign technology and providing key material support for the country's aviation industry. The market status of titanium sponge shows that the global output of titanium sponge will be 279,000 tons in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 14.6%. China's titanium sponge production accounts for 62.7% of the world's total production. China's titanium sponge market concentration is relatively high. In 2019, Pangang Titanium's titanium sponge production accounted for 22.4% of the country's titanium sponge production. Luoyang Shuangrui Wanji, Guizhou Zun Titanium, Chaoyang Parkson, and Chaoyang Jinda's titanium sponge production accounted for 18.9%, 14.6%, 11.8%, and 10.4% of the country's titanium sponge production, respectively. By analyzing the impurities in titanium sponge and the requirements for sorting accuracy, and referring to the feasibility of other sorting equipment on the market, the equipment that can not only sort out foreign matter in titanium sponge, but also meet the requirements of sorting particle size, sorting accuracy, and production site is the AI ​​artificial intelligence sorting machine of Mingde Optoelectronics. First of all, the AI artificial intelligence sorting machine can establish an identification model based on the materials to be sorted. If new materials to be identified are added, they can be added through training in the later stage. It can simultaneously identify multiple foreign objects and accurately separate them; the equipment can currently support the sorting of materials with a particle size of more than 3mm, and the equipment has been mature and applied in large quantities in the field of ores, which can fully meet the sorting requirements of titanium sponge. https://www.mdoresorting.com/ai-intelligent-mineral-ore-sorting-machine Deep identification, high precision. Mingde Optoelectronics Artificial Intelligence Sorting Machine is equipped with AI artificial intelligence technology and human eye recognition module, which can comprehensively and deeply identify material characteristics, realize real-time material analysis, and have high recognition accuracy. It can also train and learn new material types through learning mode to further improve the overall sorting effect. High-speed collaborative stable system, large output. The modules of the ore sorting machine run at high speed, and each functional area operates efficiently and collaboratively. The whole machine runs stably and strongly, and the ore sorting is done in one go, achieving greater output. Multi-dimensional analysis technology, significant effect. From the multi-dimensional identification of the texture, color, shape, texture, etc. of the material to be sorted, the ore positioning algorithm, adaptive algorithm, precise material center, and precise blowing positioning, the accuracy of the rejection system is improved, and the sorting effect is good. Master the core technology and the application range of mineral processing is wide. The sorting machine uses the advantages of advanced technology to realize the gradual upgrading of mineral processing technology. Its application range is wide, solving the problem of complex structure and low utilization rate of various materials.

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