TOMRA Mining designs and manufactures sorting technologies for the global mineral processing and mining industries. The company’s solutions aim to transform how natural resources are processed to maximize recovery and minimize our ecological footprint.
As the global market leader in sensor-based ore sorting, TOMRA Mining is responsible for developing and engineering intelligent technology to deliver resource efficiency and reshape the industry for the better.
TOMRA Mining is a part of TOMRA Group. TOMRA was founded on an innovation in 1972 that began with the design, manufacturing and sale of reverse vending machines (RVMs) for automated collection of used beverage containers.
TOMRA has approximately 100,000 installations in over 80 markets worldwide and had total revenues of ~10.9 billion NOK in 2021. The Group employs ~4,600 globally and is publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The company headquarters are in Asker, Norway.
The COM Tertiary XRT features very precise detection and ejection especially for smaller particle sizes. The mechanical setup is specialized for this material and is equipped with high performing and precise air ejection valves. The proprietary image processing ensures a unique recovery rate.
The COM XRT 2.0 features higher belt speed and throughput, which translate directly into increased productivity in mineral processing. A more powerful X-ray system accommodates the sorting of larger-sized material due to better X-ray penetration. For this larger-sized material it offers increased wear resistance and longer component lifetime, with quick and safe maintenance through providing easier access to replaceable components.
The COM XRT 300 /FR is the missing piece within the diamond process to produce an ultra-high diamond by weight concentrate. The mechanical setup is specialized for concentrating different sized streams for final recovery applications. The proprietary image processing and high performing air ejector valves ensure a level of performance that has not been seen before.
TOMRA Sorting Mining has launched the new TOMRA COM XRT 300 /FR Final Recovery sorter, which delivers concentration factors up to 1 million with limited stages and is the only solution on the market that guarantees >99% diamond recovery.
The new sorter stands out for the high sorting efficiencies, the high diamond-by-weight concentrate, and the benefits deriving from its focusing on a single consistent detection principal, Diamonds.
With this new introduction, TOMRA offers a complete partnered diamond recovery ecosystem with a flowsheet covering the entire process – from Concentration to Final Recovery and Sort House – and includes custom development with the end-user all the way to installation, then continued management of the asset and support with specialized services and training.
TOMRA’S XRT sensor-based sorting technology unlocks significant value for Gem Diamonds at its Letšeng Diamond Mine in Lesotho.
It delivered an effective solution for coarse fractions in historical tailings dumps, recovering 15 times the initial investment in 4 years.
This success has led to the installation of the first TOMRA Final Recovery sorter in the world, now in its final commissioning stage.
Projects to further upgrade the mine’s Recovery Plant with more TOMRA XRT sorters are in the pipeline.