Weir Expands Valve Portfolio With Delta Purchase

Weir Group has acquired Delta Industrial Valves, a U.S.-based manufacturer of knife-gate valves for the mining, oil sands and other industrial markets, for a cost of up to $47 million. Based in Niles, Michigan, USA, Delta employs approximately 70 people and generated EBITDA of approximately $6.2 million over the last 12 months.

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Density Meter Offers Non-nuclear Measurement Option

Noninvasive measuring equipment provider Ultimo said its density meter offers an alternative to nuclear-based densitometers for applications in which the metered material is abrasive, caustic or has high solids content, and where the regulatory environment associated with nuclear is burdensome. The Rhode Island, USA-based company said trial units have been evaluated and purchased by some of the world's largest mining companies with the intention of qualifying as a replacement for legacy nuclear densitometers.

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Metso Reports on Industry’s Largest HPGR at Morenci Copper

According to industry experts, energy efficiency is now a key to success at modern mines. The most potential for energy and cost savings can be realized in the comminution process, where ore is ground and crushed into smaller particles. With the HRC 3000, Metso said it has provided an energy-efficient solution with a range of features, aimed at getting more value from every ton of ore.

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