Haver & Boecker has released its Scarabaeus pelletising disc technology that allows mining operations to sustainably produce iron ore pellets by reducing CO2 emissions.
Aimed at enhancing the productivity and profits of mining operations, the disc provides heightened efficiency with a 97 per cent production rate of pure iron.
The Scarabaeus technology pelletises fine materials to improve their storage and transportation properties, while increasing their market value.
It features a unique design that optimises speed and movement to produce high-quality pellet materials.
The machine seamlessly fits into an operation by offering adjustable inclination, speed and side wall height to best fit requirements.
The machine applies a rotating movement combined with water as a liquid-binding agent on the surface of the disc.
The selected material enters the surface of the disc and is pulled along the uppermost side to eventually collect in pellet form in a material bed.
The compact pellet size aids in the direct reduction process which helps to improve sustainability by reducing CO2 emissions.
To ensure an optimum operating system, the parameters of the disc can be automatically adjusted during operation by changing the speed, inclination, mass flow rate and rim height. This feature also helps to minimise recirculation of over or undersized pellets.
The processing technology is ideal for a variety of applications, from processing different types of ore and fertiliser to salt and fines.
Haver & Boecker head of sales and products Jan Lampke said the company strives to find and meet the needs of its customers by offering a full-service of customisable mineral processing solutions.
“The Scarabaeus pelletising disc is exactly that,” she said.
“The mining industry is up against several challenges, especially in terms of sustainability, which is why our engineers strategically designed the technology to improve and address these issues while minimising the environmental impact.
“We saw a need for a more energy-efficient technology and the rising concern of high-operational costs, so we engineered a solution.”
The Scarabaeus pelletising disc is available in a variety of sizes ranging from 1000mm to 7500mm.