Scanalyse Pty Ltd is using laser scanning technology to improve the efficiency of mining and mineral processing operations.
The company’s first product, Millmapper, significantly reduces the maintenance cost of grinding mills by providing unique wear detection, monitoring and predictive intelligence.
MillMapper is an innovative terrestrial laser scanner technique for safely measuring the rate of wear of mineral processing mills for improved efficiencies and productivity.
Proprietary technology and procedures provide a fast, safe and highly accurate method of detecting and monitoring wear over time to determine optimum replacement rate of mill liners and predict costly liner failure through localised wear patterns.
The procedure uses a high precision terrestrial laser scanner to collect a large quantity of 3D measurements of the feed end, discharge end and shell mill liner surfaces. The data is then processed using MillMapper, a unique software package.
The scanner can be operated remotely, eliminating the need for time consuming and costly isolation and vessel entry procedures required for other inspection methods. The scanning process takes less than five minutes, so it can be easily scheduled around other regular mill maintenance.
"MillMapper is unique in its ability to capture and provide visualisation of very large amounts of highly accurate data and report it in meaningful and valuable way to mining operators"
New products for wear applications are being developed with CrusherMapper and TransferMapper now being offered around the globe.
Clients have been added in countries such as Mongolia, South Africa, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Suriname, Finland and Bulgaria, bringing the total number of countries serviced around the world to over twenty. Staff numbers have increased from 28 to 36 across 5 offices around the globe.
Peter Clarke, CEO
Locally grown company Scanalyse has been bought by Outotec, the Finnish minerals and metals processing technology and services supplier.
“It is a great move from a Scanalyse point of view as we can now tap into Outotec‘s global network and rapidly expand our reach. This is precisely what the business needs to do. Outotec has a reputation for innovation and high quality technology capabilities and that plays to Scanalyse strengths” said Chief Executive Officer Peter Clarke. “Outotec’s global centre of excellence in grinding is in Perth, and the Scanalyse operations will remain here.”
This is a great outcome for our partners and the CRCSI is proud to have played a critical role in the company’s genesis” said CRCSI CEO Peter Woodgate.
Peter Clarke agrees, having stated “No CRCSI, no Scanalyse. Simple as that.”
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