Cluster analysis for better mine planning and grade control of iron ores without human factor
Cluster analysis of XRD data can facilitate multi-dimensional compositional mapping of ore deposits and drill cores, identifying regions of favorable iron-containing minerals and gangue paragenesis.
Turnkey solutions for iron ore, iron ore sinter, direct reduced iron (DRI) and retained austenite analysis in steel samples
PANalytical provides turnkey solutions for the standardless quantitative analysis of the phases content of iron ores, iron ore sinter and direct reduced iron.
XRD allows the analysis of retained austenite according to ASTM 975 with just a push of a button.
High-speed sample throughput featuring quick turnaround times
Ultrafast sample loading in combination with a high-speed linear detector such as X’Celerator allow a higher sample throughput that enables the user to control their processes more effectively. Measurement times of 5 minutes can be easily achieved.
Best sensitivity for impurities allows fast process optimization
The Long Fine Focus Co tube in combination with optics that are optimized for high-resolution measurement allow lower detection limits for gangue minerals and impurities. This knowledge can be used to optimize mine planning, beneficiation processes and the use of low grade ores to improve the efficiency of the mine.
Straightforward, chemical-free sample preparation
Sample preparation of powders of does not involve any chemicals. Grinding and pressing can be automated in line with the X-ray diffractometer. Special samples such as solid rocks or minerals, wet samples from beneficiation plants and very small amounts of minerals can be prepared manually in less than 5 minutes in special sample holders.