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MEI Online: Froth Flotation: Latest News: July 4th 2012


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:: FLSmidth’s SuperCell™ 600 Series Revolutionizes Flotation Technology


FLSmidth’s 600 Series SuperCell is the newest introduction to the world of flotation technology. Designed and engineered at FLSmidth’s technology centre in Salt Lake City, Utah, the 600 Series offers active cell volumes in the range of 600-660m3 accompanied by a multitude of mechanism offerings.

“With the increasing demand for larger flotation cells, FLSmidth has invested in research and development to create these large SuperCells," said Peter J. Flanagan, Non-Ferrous Division executive vice president. “The SuperCells will help increase efficiencies while reducing capital expenditures. This places FLSmidth and our products in a prime position in the field of flotation."

FLSmidth remains the only equipment supplier capable of offering both naturally aspirated and forced air mechanisms. “The universal tank promotes mechanism interchangeability for added customization and performance capability," said Frank P. Traczyk, FLSmidth director of flotation products. “Single flotation cell volume has more than doubled over the past decade. Economies of scale, declining ore grades and near-term commodity pricing stability bode well for the integration of the 600 Series into large concentrators."

Innovative cell characterization tools and novel simulation techniques contributed to technical improvements over existing rotor-stator technologies.

600 Series CFD Model

“Mineralogical diversity, its interaction with fine and coarse particle recovery and lowering energy and operating costs are just some of the challenges faced by mineral processing operations around the world. The Flotation group at FLSmidth is committed to solving these types of problems with revolutionary rotor-stator designs that were created and tested aggressively in our research facility," said Traczyk. “Maximizing valuable mineral production requires a mind-shift away from historical norms, and the SuperCell 600 Series is another step in this evolutionary process."

Hydrodynamic and metallurgical testing of the 600 Series is slated for the latter part of 2012.




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