Applications and Solutions for Mining

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Roger Willis
Business Field Manager Chemical, Pulp & Paper


Specialized Pumps for the Mining Industry

From discovery to excavation, metal and mineral processing, and beneficiation, the mining industry involves a series of complex and intensive steps that could prove almost impossible without sturdy and effective mining pumps. Understanding this need NETZSCH designs efficient and reliable mining pumps, which are used in several applications in the mining industry.

How can the Mining Pumps manufactured by NETZSCH help you?

NETZSCH understands that no two mining projects are alike. We analyze your specific situation to optimize and offer specific techniques for the transfer of the various medium which can, in turn, deliver reliable and cost-effective performance, that of which every safe and profitable mine needs. 

What once involved intensive labor has now evolved into a technology-driven operation. Therefore, the industry requires efficient, and low maintenance mining equipment such as our specialized mining pumps which also adhere to the environmental and safety regulations required. 

NETZSCH offers precise-engineered and reliable pumps such as the NEMO® and TORNADO®, that can handle abrasive and viscous media seamlessly. This includes transferring various sludge, slurry, and chemicals in and around the mining site. 

Types of pumping applications involved in the Mining Industry

A great variety of media must be conveyed in mining, such as wastewater, mineral brine, thickened sludge, suspensions, filtrates, tailing, and explosives. Needless to say that NETZSCH can provide wear-resistant and durable pumps that can increase the overall efficiency of your system. Our expertise in technology allows us to offer you the most reliable mining pumps in the market for your slurry transport needs.

The NEMO® and TORNADO® pumps are an ideal solution for abrasive and viscous media. Positive displacement pumps are successfully proved in many places, such as:

  • Mineral Slurry Transfer 
  • Dewatering 
  • Explosives
  • Backfilling applications 
  • Gland seal water
  • Chemical dosing
  • Leachates
  • Thickener underflow pumps
  • Yellow Cake
  • Wastewater processing
Success Stories in the Mining Sector

Success Stories in the Mining Sector

Mining Emulsion Transfer Pumps

NEMO® progressing cavity pump speeds up the delivery of ammonium nitrate emulsion to mining customers

Safety in mining and at construction sites where explosives are used was a problem for a long time, because the storage and transport of “volatile” explosives always constitute an enormous risk. In order to reduce the danger, there has for some time been greater use of pumpable emulsion explosives.  More...

NETZSCH Pumps for Copper Extraction in Mines

Special base frame for reagent pumps reduces maintenance: Pump design enhances precision and reliability

Until January 2017, a copper beneficiation plant in Zambia was using pumps from six different manufacturers. Attributable to the large number of different models, this resulted in a steadily growing inventory of similar spare parts and maintenance procedures. More...

NETZSCH Pumps for Aggressive Sludge Treatment

Aggressive gold sludge: Special pump technology delivers long service life without the addition of water

Global demand for gold and silver remains as high as ever. Precious metals are not only sought after by investors, but are indispensable materials in modern industry. However, mining these resources places machines under extreme stress and can increase the high price of the raw material. More...

NETZSCH Pumps for Emulsion Explosives Industry

Special pump for emulsion explosives

Transalpine rail and road tunnels, dams for hydro-electric and storage power plants – the number of major construction sites which need significant explosive work has increased considerably over recent years. The requirements for explosives have been changing. Higher performance and increased safety are the overriding objectives which are demonstrated above all in the greater use of emulsion explosives. In Switzerland alone – traditionally a country with a great deal of tunnel construction – the ratio changed between 1998 and 2005 from 100 percent explosives in cartridge form to 95 percent pumped emulsions. The benefits are huge: the components, which are not dangerous individually, are not mixed until they are on site. The finished mix fully uses the whole borehole, but also goes into small openings. Certainly, high-performance, customised pumps which meet the special challenges of the emulsion matrix or of the explosive are the basis for this. More

Product Range for Mining and Explosive Industries

NEMO® Progressing Cavity Pumps

NEMO® Progressing Cavity Pumps have a very broad application range and are used in all branches of industry for the continuous, pressure-stable, gentle and low-pulsation conveyance of almost any substance. One advantage for the operator is that such a valveless positive-displacement pump is also capable of transporting stringy material safely.

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TORNADO® Rotary Lobe Pumps

NETZSCH TORNADO® self-priming, valveless, positive displacement pumps can be optimally customised to meet specific process and application requirements. They can be used for almost any media on intermittent, continuous or dosing applications.

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NOTOS® Multi Screw Pumps

The NOTOS® family has superior quality standards to meet the highest level requirements from our customers. The pumps are designed to work with low to high lubricant fluids, low to high viscosity, shear sensitive and/or chemically agressive media.

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NETZSCH Grinding Systems

NETZSCH grinding systems can be used wherever it is essential that solid matter in fluids be broken down reliably to ensure the prevention of pipe clogging and damage to downstream equipment.

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