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Resources for mining and metals manufacturing

For success in the laboratory or in the field, mining companies are focused on improving efficiencies and controlling processes so that they can realize increased margins, verify the quality of their end products and maintain adherence to local environmental, governmental or other regulatory requirements, such as ISO 17025. Thermo Scientific informatics solutions and instruments deliver the automation, scalability and reliability our mining customers are looking for.

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Delivering the automation, scalability, and reliability you demand

Thermo Scientific instruments and laboratory software have been serving the needs of the mining industry for decades, helping to improve efficiency and quality. Our products, which cover mineral exploration through processing, are resistant to industrial conditions and provide high levels of accuracy and reliability. We offer complete bulk weighing and monitoring systems, automatic sampling systems, and online sampling and analysis stations, all using the latest technology and software to maximize accuracy and performance. Thermo Scientific informatics solutions and instruments deliver the automation, scalability, and reliability that mining customers demand.

In the laboratory

LIMS and CDS

Thermo Scientific™ Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) have proven capabilities in rugged environments, providing real-time feedback on sample deviations, reducing paper and automating processes to increase efficiencies and enable faster and better-informed decision-making. Thermo Scientific informatics solutions for the mining industry also provide the foundation for a complete laboratory automation solution by integrating with instruments and laboratory and business systems, including PIMS, MES and ERP solutions. A LIMS is a critical component of any mining operation for quality control, efficiency optimization, throughput of continuous processes, and compliance with product and environmental safety standards.

Informatics Solutions

Thermo Scientific™ SampleManager™ LIMS enables field or onsite laboratory and plant managers to continuously track, monitor, measure, analyze and report critical events and actions. Enhanced compliance features tie instrument and operator information to calibration samples and results so that instrument configuration and operator identity can be rendered automatically. Managers can produce a full audit trail for ISO 17025 or regulatory requirements and gather, review and analyze real-time data in a dynamic environment. SampleManager LIMS provides interactive graphs, charts, tables, maps and other data mining tools that deliver real-time information for decision making. It is flexible and configurable to accommodate various workflows, and integrates easily with other applications and instruments in and out of the lab, providing one standard user interface that helps mining companies maintain process standardization across multiple labs.


In the field

Portable Elemental Analysis Solutions

The instruments of choice in elemental analysis solutions for mining and exploration, Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers can quickly determine the elemental composition of sample data at all stages of the exploration process. With more than 3,000 instruments already deployed throughout the global mining industry, this family of analyzers, including the handheld Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ XL2, the Niton XL3t GOLDD+ Series, and the portable Niton FXL field x-ray lab, allows mining companies of any size to access a range of products that are engineered to withstand harsh mining environments, reduce laboratory costs, and improve efficiency. Additionally, our recently introduced mining sample collection and preparation tools help users generate high-quality analytical data within minutes. Never before presented in a commercially available package, these tools allow the collection of homogenized fine powders from a rock face or drill core sample in just seconds. We offer both out-of-the-box field mapping options as well as seamless integration with existing mapping packages. Thermo Scientific portable XRF analyzers excel at storing results that are matched to GPS coordinates which can be downloaded to existing GIS and data analysis packages.

Mining brochure: Thermo Scientific Niton XRF Analyzers: Setting the Standard in Geochemical Analysis Solutions for Mining and Exploration

For more information about Thermo Scientific Portable XRF analyzers call 800 875 1578 (toll-free US), +1 978 670 7460, e‑mail niton@thermofisher.com

The Thermo Scientific™ Nitus™ gamma backscatter gauge measures the densities and quantities of thick, viscous process materials in large tanks and pipes with unmatched precision. Unlike traditional sensors, the durable gauge uses non-contacting, non-intrusive technology that is unaffected by corrosive, abrasive, high-temperature and high-pressure process materials to ensure minimal maintenance and long instrument life. The system features groundbreaking technology that is powered by a small gamma source to ensure a safer working environment and lower costs. The new Nitus density and level gauge delivers significant benefits, including control for flocculant feed, clarifiers, solids and output control on hydrotreaters, as well as density control at specific levels on settling tanks and measurement of soda ash and process materials in pipes.

For more information about the Thermo Scientific Nitus gamma backscatter gauge call 800 437 7979 (toll-free US) or +1 713 272 0404, by e‑mail at sales.process.us@thermofisher.com.

Bulk Weighing and Monitoring Systems

The complete line of Thermo Scientific™ bulk weighing and monitoring products offers a comprehensive portfolio of conveyor scales, automatic sampling systems, weighbelt feeders, tramp metal detection, coal and mineral sampling systems, level indicators and conveyor safety switches. For accurate and reliable measurement, we offer process control software, specialty process control instruments, and a range of continuous and point-level measurement equipment for the mining industry. All Thermo Scientific products for the mining industry are ISO 9001 certified.

For more information about Thermo Scientific bulk weighing and monitoring products, call 800 445 3503 (toll-free US), e‑mail sales.bulk.us@thermofisher.com.

Mineral Analyzers and Sampling Systems

A comprehensive range of Thermo Scientific™ elemental and particle size analyzers for mineral beneficiation and flotation plants, coupled with leading sampling systems, provides an integrated solution that maximizes availability and accuracy with minimal head loss. Our analysis and sampling systems can be configured for all plant sizes to meet technical constraints and to provide a low total cost of ownership. Our instruments supply reliable and accurate process data, providing the critical input to the process control system, which promotes efficient recovery, regulatory compliance, and cost reduction. This allows operators to optimize their processes, while serving as a foundation for significant savings and improved profitability.

For more information about mineral analyzers and sampling systems, call +61 8 8208 8200, e‑mail sales.auadl@thermofisher.com or visit Cement, Coal & Minerals.

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