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featurestory AUTOMATED CRUSHING MODULE – NORTHERN ONTARIO By Dave Rogers 1,200 SAMPLE PER DAY volume to have continuous delivery of crushed samples using only two people per shift to operate. The 1,200 sample per day automated crushing system for Mining Laboratories is the fi rst of its kind in Canada and will lead the way in introducing a new standard for quality, productivity and safety within the sample preparation area of mining and mineral laboratories. Leading Technology by IMP Automation Canada Ltd. ■ IMP Automation Canada Ltd 2902 Sth. Sheridan Way Suite 103, Oakville L6J 7L6 Ontario, Canada Tel: + 1 905-829-2800 Fax: + 1 905-829-5211 E-mail:info@impgroup.com.au www.impautomation.com 31 I MP Automation Canada will be commissioning an automated 1,200 samples per day crushing system for Geochem and Mining samples in the summer of 2012 in Northern Ontario, specifically in Thunder Bay for Accurassay Laboratories. Th is system incorporates the use of conveying and robotic grippers along with PLC controllers on each module and a SCADA computer system complete with RFID chip technology for chain of custody of the samples. Th is stateof-the-art technology, designed by IMP Automation and engineered by Herzog Maschinenfabrik, includes the automated input of 15kg geochem samples with barcode identification, transfer of the samples to one of four WCSA Crusher Splitter modules for nominally -2mm sample particle size reduction. A 500g – 1200g split of the crushed material to output cup conveyor for delivery to automated pulverizing units. In addition, the automatic transfer of crushed sample residue material, in a 15 litre bucket to the output conveyor for operator storage. Th is system includes a bucket input station and a separate bucket output station that allows for the loading and unloading of up to a 40 sample buffer, which provides enough The Ontario Prospector • Spring/Summer 2012 http://www.impautomation.com http://www.naylornetwork.com/onp-nxt/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Prospector - Spring/Summer 2012

Report from the Ontario Prospectors Association
GTA Resources
Transition Metals Corp
Fairmont Resources
Tri Origin
IMP Automation
Buyers’ Guide

Ontario Prospector - Spring/Summer 2012