Increased focus on productivity brings many silver linings

Welcome to Highlights Minerals—a resource created for our customers and colleagues within the mining and adjacent industries. 

This year, our focus has centered on productivity. That means not only providing quality equipment and services, but looking for innovative ways to enhance the customer experience and get more out of everyone’s investment.

We have all experienced transitions and tackled challenges as the current market situation continues to unfold. Coming together to work smarter and create opportunity has helped us discover many silver linings.

As you read through this edition, we hope our sharing these successes will help you gain insights on how to maximize the potential of your people, plants, equipment and processes. 
Starting here, you’ll find how FLSmidth’s newly won projects and achievements continue to come in from all around the world. We know we can’t do it all alone, so we’re actively leveraging relationships and developing strategic alliances with industry experts. See how working with Kleemann expands coverage and knowledgeable support of our cone crusher line; and incorporating GE’s Industrial Internet of Things capability will maximize the potential of connected equipment units.

What takes you safely underground has been adapted for different applications. Learn how optimizing mine hoists brings it all to the next level. Our durable screen media went through some rigourous testing in six different industry applications.

Once the work is complete, we enjoy being a part of and celebrating a successful start-up with our customers. Ribbon was cut recently as a new line of FLSmidth 300 m3 cells came online. Read this feature article here, how an EPC-style flotation project with 250,000 safe man hours culminated in additional capacity at the Antapaccay site in Peru.

If you ever wondered how all those large comminution bevel gears align correctly, learn a little more about how 5-axle milling is perfecting the manufacturing process and creating more availability of precision spares. 

Stockyard material handling equipment has taken a leap forward with automated assistance, GPS navigation and laser scanning, now available utilizing FLSmidth’s BulkExpert™ technology. See how FLSmidth is furthering iron ore beneficiation in India.

When a mine shutdown takes place, months of planning assures that the right tools, people and equipment are there to bring the plant back online quickly. Recent shutdown projects included modifications to a primary crusher and ball mills at Peñasquito in Mexico; and moving a gyratory crusher to a new location at the Toquepala site in Peru; all achieved safely and on time. 

We trust you will enjoy this edition of Highlights Minerals. Feel free to contact us to see how we can help you boost your plant performance and design solutions to suit your specific needs.