As the world's leading supplier of positive displacement pumps, NETZSCH offers you customised pump solutions in the field of mining. Our pumps and systems guarantee the pumping of explosive media in compliance with the highest safety standards.
On a global basis, we work together with you to develop pump solutions in the mining sector that are optimised for you and your application. Whether wastewater, mineral slurries, thickened slurries, kaolin suspensions, filtrates, tailings or explosives, NETZSCH always guarantees you the right solution for your process. We promise you Proven Excellence - outstanding performance in all areas.
The right pump for your mining application
"We offer our customers professional advice in a variety of applications in the chemical and process industries, even in highly specialized industries such as mining and explosives industry, in the choice of the optimal pump“, so Roger Willis, business field manager mining.
We make no compromises when it comes to the safety of our customers. For our NEMO® progressing cavity pumps, TORNADO® rotary lobe pumps, NOTOS® multi screw pumps and grinders, even partially demanding media in mining do not cause any problems. Together with you, we will find or develop an optimally adapted product for you and your requirements. Your satisfaction is always our top priority.
Long service life when pumping aggressive sludge
Pumps and systems are exposed to particularly high loads when pumping sludge in mining. NEMO® progressing cavity pumps offer you a particularly long service life, for example, when pumping aggressive gold slurry, even without adding water. In addition, our progressing cavity pumps are easy to clean and maintain. As a result, you can significantly reduce your operating and maintenance costs. This simplifies your process and increases the service life at the same time.
Copper preparation with highest precision and reliability as well as low maintenance requirements
Special applications require unique solutions: Precision and reliability play a decisive role in copper processing. Thanks to our broad product portfolio and the systems individually adapted to you, you can significantly reduce your maintenance effort. A customised plug-and-play system with pre-assembled pumps, for example, enables you to make various adaptations for the most diverse challenges. This means you always remain flexible.
Mobile and ATEX-compliant conveying of emulsified explosives
Safety plays a central role when conveying emulsified explosives. NEMO® progressing cavity pumps guarantee you transport in compliance with the highest safety precautions and are ATEX-compliant. Moreover, by mounting them on mobile mixer-loading vehicles, you are not tied to a specific location. In addition, the progressing cavity pump offers you two inspection openings, which are mounted above the joints of the coupling rod. During operation, this allows you to check whether the joints are still sufficiently lubricated and the seals are still intact. Thus, nothing stops a safe promotion.
Safe conveying of emulsions in mining operations
NEMO® progressing cavity pumps offer you maximum safety and long service life at the same time. When transporting sharp explosives such as ammonium nitrate emulsion in mining operations, safety is the top priority. This is guaranteed by a double-acting mechanical seal and additional control mechanisms. Thanks to the innovative concept, you can further optimise your process. The NEMO® joint also gives you a long service life with maximum throughput at the same time.
Success stories from the mining sector
Safety in mining and at construction sites where explosives are used was a problem for a long time, because the storage and transport of “volatile” explosives always constitute an enormous risk. In order to reduce the danger, there has for some time been greater use of pumpable emulsion explosives. More...
Until January 2017, a copper beneficiation plant in Zambia was using pumps from six different manufacturers. Attributable to the large number of different models, this resulted in a steadily growing inventory of similar spare parts and maintenance procedures. More...
Global demand for gold and silver remains as high as ever. Precious metals are not only sought after by investors, but are indispensable materials in modern industry. However, mining these resources places machines under extreme stress and can increase the high price of the raw material. More...
Transalpine rail and road tunnels, dams for hydro-electric and storage power plants – the number of major construction sites which need significant explosive work has increased considerably over recent years. The requirements for explosives have been changing. More...