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:: Outotec Cooperates with Tomra Sorting to Expand its Comminution Product Portfolio
Outotec has agreed with Tomra Sorting GmbH on cooperation in the supply of Outotec-branded sorting solutions for the mining and metallurgical industry. Tomra Sorting is a global leader in sorting technology, setting the bar for sensor-based sorting. By combining Tomra's sorting equipment and Outotec's comprehensive application and comminution expertise, customers can be offered energy-efficient process solutions which help them to increase productivity, decrease costs and thereby extend the life of their mining operations and increase the overall value of their deposit.
Sorting is used to separate ore from waste rock at mine sites. Tomra's sensor-based sorters can reduce specific energy consumption by 15 percent, as well as reduce the amount of water used by three to four cubic meters per tonne of ore. Although sorting is a rather new technology in the metal mining industry, it is a proven concept in industrial minerals processing, recycling and demanding food industry. Tomra has sold approximately 10,000 devices for these industries worldwide. Declining ore grades, high energy and production costs, water shortages and increasing environmental regulations require innovative process solutions, and thus create business opportunities for Outotec.
"Tomra's sorting equipment will complement our comminution product portfolio and strengthen our market position. We work hard to ensure that our offering is the best in the industry when it comes to resource efficiency and minimizing emissions - all in all, reducing the ecological footprint of our customers wherever possible. The cooperation with Tomra will support us in addressing our customers' challenges in the energy-intensive mineral processing industry. Our sustainable solutions differentiate us from the competition", says Kalle Härkki, Head of Outotec's Minerals Processing business area.
"As a trusted supplier with more than 200 installations in mining segment around the world, Tomra Sorting continues to seek out and expand options for the beneficiation of ores and minerals. Cooperation with Outotec will provide excellent opportunity to penetrate further into this market segment and utilize our experience from other industries", says Dr. Volker Rehrmann, Head of Tomra Sorting Solutions.
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