SCADA System Lets Users Leverage Cloud-based Benefits

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) recently launched Experion Elevate, a real-time process supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution delivered as a secure and scalable service. Experion Elevate, said Honeywell, allows for predictable costs, easy upgrades and continual support. It is a member of Honeywell’s suite of cloud-enabled solutions for operations technology and information technology (OT/IT).
It’s no secret that major mining companies are constantly seeking ways to leverage operational expenditures (OPEX) over capital expenditures (CAPEX) wherever possible to reduce concerns about purchase, installation, hosting, and maintenance of hardware and software on premises. However, small-sized to midsized companies with limited capital resources also may want to partake of the benefits from this approach, seeking long-term use of the SCADA solution, as well as flexibility in deployment, service and support, and upgrades they may not otherwise pay for.

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Installation of FeedAirJet Sparger Brings Better Metal Recovery

Eriez Flotation Division recently reported on early results from installation of its first FeedAirJet on a cleaner column at Capstone Gold’s Cozamin concentrator in Zacatecas, Mexico. Nicknamed by the commissioning team as the “Cavitador,” the FeedAirJet is a simple system for pre-aerating flotation feed streams. It is based on a proprietary configuration of Eriez’s CavTube, a sparging system that has been installed on more than 200 columns worldwide.

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Weighing the Options: Choosing the Right Belt Scale System

Few, if any, industries handle more heavy material in bulk than mining, whether measured on an an hourly, daily, weekly or annual basis. Much of this material must be weighed and monitored before or as it is fed to plants for processing. Belt conveyer scales are an important part of a mining operation’s bulk material handling system. A belt scale system allows an operator to monitor production output and inventory, or regulate product loadout, while providing vital information for the effective management and efficient operation of the business. Picking the right belt scale system to meet the specific needs of an operation is essential, but what are the most important factors and options to consider? Thermo Fisher Scientific recently addressed the problem in a blog post.

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