Laser Distance Spectrometry presents MAYA, a fundamentally new online laser analyser of the chemical composition of mineral materials on conveyor belt.
MAYA uses laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technology, the safest and most universal method of elemental analysis. LIBS has been increasingly replacing older, more hazardous techniques, such as prompt-gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) in both laboratory and online applications.
Raw mineral materials' chemical composition varies significantly. This is one of the main problems of the mining industry since it makes the composition of raw mixtures unstable. Traditionally, laboratory analyses have been used to determine the composition of the material of interest. However, these analyses, made once in several hours, often provide the necessary information too late, after the material has already been processed, and are not helpful in technological decision-making.
24/7 online measurement of elemental composition of material allows monitoring the concentration of major elements and contaminants. This provides multiple improvements of industrial processes, including the following:
MAYA's fully automated operation eliminates possible human error. The analyser can be integrated into an automatic control system. The analyser, installed above the conveyor belt with crushed ore or other material, transfers data on the composition of the material in real-time to the enterprise's SCADA system, which controls the operating mode of the sorting or dosing equipment. Interface with the existing SCADA systems is established through any standard currently in use (analog signal 4-20 mA, Excel file, MySQL, MSSQL, OPC server).
Alternatively, MAYA can be used in indication mode to perform manual reading and control. This way, it is possible to make immediate rejection decisions in case of serious but temporary contaminations, such as large pieces of dead rock, which, after being crushed, appear as 15m-30m long segments on the conveyor belt and can significantly affect the quality of the final product.
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Laser Distance Spectrometry
11 Granit St. Petah Tikva
P.O. Box 3257
Tel: +972 3 541 1022
Fax: +972 3 541 1027