Mining separation solutions: How IMS Engineering helps mining companies recover more valuable minerals

The quest for optimal mineral recovery is a perpetual challenge in the dynamic mining world. As technology advances, the emphasis on effective mining separation solutions has become paramount. This article explores how IMS Engineering is at the forefront of this revolution, empowering miners to recover more valuable minerals through innovative and sustainable mining separation solutions.

Understanding mining separation solutions

Mining separation solutions are the processes employed to separate valuable minerals from the surrounding waste or gangue material. The effectiveness of these separation processes directly impacts the economic viability of mining operations. As a trailblazer in the industry, we offer a spectrum of cutting-edge solutions designed to enhance the efficiency and sustainability of mining separation practices.

IMS Engineering: Pioneering mining solutions

We are a leading force in providing comprehensive solutions for mining separation challenges. With a commitment to innovation and a focus on addressing the evolving needs of the mining industry, we play a crucial role in shaping the future of mineral recovery.

The importance of efficient mining separation

Efficient mining separation is the cornerstone of successful mineral recovery. It involves precisely separating valuable minerals from the waste material, ensuring the extracted resources are of the highest quality. This process optimises the economic returns for mining operations and minimises environmental impact by reducing the volume of waste material that needs to be processed and stored.

IMS Engineering’s tailored approaches to mining separation

We understand that every mining operation is unique, with distinct geological and operational characteristics. As such, we take a tailored approach to mining separation solutions. By leveraging a deep understanding of the intricacies of different ore bodies, we design and implement solutions that maximise recovery rates while minimising energy consumption and environmental footprint.

Advanced technologies in mining separation

We employ a range of advanced technologies to enhance mining separation solutions. From high-intensity magnetic separation to gravity separation and beyond, we leverage state-of-the-art equipment and methodologies. These technologies are designed to address specific challenges in different mining environments, ensuring a versatile and effective approach to mineral recovery.

Sustainability in mining separation solutions

Sustainability is a core consideration in modern mining practices, and we integrate this ethos into our mining separation solutions. By optimising processes, minimising waste, and adopting environmentally friendly practices, we contribute to the industry’s broader goal of responsible and sustainable mineral extraction.

Recovering more valuable minerals

The ultimate goal of our mining separation solutions is to enable mining companies to recover more valuable minerals from their operations. By enhancing the efficiency of separation processes, these companies can unlock additional value from their ore deposits, improving the overall economic performance of their ventures.

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Our commitment to advancing mining separation solutions underscores our pivotal role in shaping the mining industry’s future. As the demand for efficient and sustainable mineral recovery practices continues to grow, our innovative approaches and cutting-edge technologies position us as a key player in empowering mining companies to extract more value from their operations. 

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Allmineral high-intensity magnetic separation: A powerful tool for mineral processing

Technological advancements are pivotal in maximising efficiency and economic value in the ever-evolving landscape of mineral processing. Among cutting-edge solutions, allmineral high-intensity magnetic separation is a powerful tool. This article delves into the prowess of allmineral’s high-intensity magnetic separation technology, highlighting its significance in various industries. As a key player in the field, IMS Engineering takes the spotlight as a leading supplier of this transformative technology.

Understanding allmineral high-intensity magnetic separation

Allmineral, a name synonymous with innovation in mineral processing, offers a comprehensive suite of technologies, with high-intensity magnetic separation taking centre stage. This technology encompasses gravity and high-intensity magnetic separation, providing versatile solutions for various applications, including mining and minerals processing, construction materials preparation, and recycling industries.

IMS Engineering: A leading supplier of cutting-edge technology

As a prominent player in the industry, IMS Engineering has positioned itself as a key supplier of allmineral high-intensity magnetic separation technology. With a commitment to delivering state-of-the-art solutions, we play a crucial role in making this advanced technology accessible to mineral processing facilities in South Africa.

Applications across industries

The versatility of allmineral’s high-intensity magnetic separation technology is evident in its diverse range of applications. This technology is a transformative force, from the beneficiation of various ores to the treatment of waste and tailings dumps, coal processing, slag recovery, and the handling of crushed aggregate, gravel, and sand. Furthermore, it extends its reach into the recycling sector, facilitating the efficient processing of different recycled materials.

Efficient and economic value beneficiation

One of the key strengths of allmineral high-intensity magnetic separation lies in its ability to ensure raw materials’ efficient and economic value beneficiation. By leveraging advanced magnetic separation processes, this technology enhances the quality and purity of end products, contributing to increased economic viability for mineral processing operations.

Versatility in ore processing

In mining and mineral processing, allmineral’s high-intensity magnetic separation proves invaluable. The technology’s versatility allows it to adapt to different ore types, ensuring optimal performance and yielding high-quality concentrates. Whether dealing with iron ore, rare earth elements, or other minerals, the efficiency of this technology remains a constant.

Waste recovery and recycling excellence

Beyond traditional ore processing, allmineral’s high-intensity magnetic separation finds waste recovery and recycling applications. It is crucial in extracting valuable materials from waste streams, contributing to sustainable practices and resource conservation. The technology’s adaptability makes it essential in the pursuit of reducing environmental impact and promoting circular economy principles.

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In mineral processing, allmineral high-intensity magnetic separation is undeniably transformative. Our commitment to supplying this cutting-edge technology enhances its accessibility and underscores its importance in various industries. 

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IMS Engineering: Revolutionising Mining Filtration For Increased Efficiency And Sustainability

Mining filtration is a vital aspect of the mining industry. It ensures water and air quality standards are met, improves the quality of the final product, and protects the environment. IMS Engineering has revolutionised mining filtration to increase efficiency and sustainability, leading the way in this critical area.

Mining filtration is essential to extract minerals from ore and is one of the most significant contributors to the overall mining operation cost. Therefore, mining companies always look for ways to improve efficiency, reduce operational costs, and enhance sustainability. We recognise the need for innovative solutions to help achieve these goals and have developed mining filtration technologies to meet these needs.

We’ve introduced several filtration technologies to improve efficiency and sustainability in the mining industry. These technologies include magnetic filtration, vacuum filtration, and pressure filtration. Each of these technologies has unique benefits, and we can help mining companies choose the right technology for their specific needs.

Magnetic filtration is an innovative technology removing magnetic and non-magnetic particles from fluids using magnetic fields. This process is highly efficient, reduces maintenance costs, and enhances sustainability by reducing filter consumables. Magnetic filtration is especially useful in mining applications with high levels of iron and steel particles.

Vacuum filtration is a highly efficient and cost-effective method of filtering liquids from solid particles. This technology reduces water consumption, decreases the amount of slurry to be transported, and improves the quality of the final product. We’ve developed a range of vacuum filters specifically designed for the mining industry, including drum, belt, and disc filters.

Pressure filtration is another filtration technology we’ve introduced to the mining industry. It involves passing a slurry through a filter press to remove the liquid and leave behind the solids. This process is highly efficient, reduces water consumption, and enhances sustainability. We offer a range of pressure filters, including membrane filters, plate and frame filters, and recessed chamber filters.

Our mining filtration technologies have helped companies improve efficiency, reduce operational costs, and enhance sustainability. By choosing the right filtration technology, mining companies can achieve these goals while protecting the environment. We are committed to providing innovative solutions to the mining industry and are continually developing new technologies to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

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IMS Engineering is an industry leader and the ideal partner for your comminution mining company. Contact us for more information about our mining filtration.

IMS Engineering: Revolutionising The Mining Industry As A Leading Mining Equipment Manufacturer

Mining is a vital industry forming the backbone of the world’s economy. However, mining operations come with inherent challenges, such as harsh working conditions, high-risk environments, and the need for efficient and reliable machinery. That’s where IMS Engineering comes in as a leading mining equipment manufacturer, revolutionising the mining industry with its innovative and top-quality products.

As a leading mining equipment manufacturer, IMS Engineering specialises in designing, developing, and manufacturing a wide range of equipment for various mining operations. These products include crushing, screening, and sorting equipment and material handling equipment like conveyor belts, feeders, and bucket elevators. Our equipment is designed to withstand the harsh conditions of mining operations and provide high productivity levels while reducing the environmental impact.

One of the key factors setting us apart from other mining equipment manufacturers is our commitment to innovation. We continually invest in research and development to create cutting-edge products to meet the changing needs of the mining industry. In addition, our team of experienced engineers can design custom solutions tailored to specific mining operations, providing customers with a competitive edge in the market.

In addition to our innovative equipment, we provide exceptional after-sales support, including maintenance, repairs, and spare parts supply. Our experts are available around the clock to assist customers with any issues that may arise, ensuring minimal downtime and maximum uptime for mining operations.

Our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction has earned us numerous accolades over the years, including ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification is a testament to our commitment to meeting the highest quality standards in its products and services.

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IMS Engineering is an industry-leading mining equipment manufacturer revolutionising the industry with its innovative and top-quality products. So if you’re looking for reliable, efficient, and cutting-edge equipment for your mining operations, we’re the perfect choice.

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Daily maintenance for jaw and cone crushers

A crusher is a machine that breaks down large rocks into smaller rocks, gravel, or rock dust. Crushers can be used to reduce the size of materials, change the form of waste materials so that they can be disposed of or recycled more efficiently, or reduce the size of a solid mix of raw materials so that pieces of different compositions can be easily separated in the next step.

Jaw crushers

Because of their simple structure, sturdiness, reliable operation, ease of maintenance and repair, and relatively low production and construction costs, jaw crushers are still widely used in the metallurgy and chemical industries today. It is used for coarse, medium, and fine crushing of various ores and rocks with a compressive strength of 147 – 245 MPa in building materials, electric power, transportation, and other industrial sectors.

Jaw crushers are classified into compound and simple pendulum types, primarily used for coarse and medium crushing, respectively.

Introduction to the Jaw Crusher Structure: A fixed jaw plate, movable jaw plate, frame, upper and lower guard plates, adjustment seat, movable jaw tie rod, and other components make up the jaw crusher. A good understanding of the jaw crusher’s internal structure can help the jaw crusher during use and when problems arise.


The jaw crusher is primarily used for material processing’s first crushing. Other crushers’ inlets and outlets are larger. Because it is the first procedure of material processing, it is suitable for a wide range of materials, including metal ore and non-metallic minerals. River pebble, granite, basalt, iron ore, limestone, quartzite, diabase, iron ore, gold ore, copper ore, and others are common.

Daily jaw crusher maintenance

Issues that may arise during the jaw crusher’s operation.

The jaw crusher’s main machine abruptly stops, commonly known as a boring car.

  • Clear the discharge port blockage to ensure smooth discharge.
  • Replace or tighten the V-belt.
  • Replace or reinstall the fixed bushing.
  • Change the bearing.

The jaw crusher’s output falls short of the factory standard.

Follow this process to eliminate the problem:

  • Replace or increase the crusher.
  • Change the motor wiring.
  • Adjust the discharge port to the manual’s nominal discharge port and add a crusher for fine crushing.
  • Examine the tooth plate’s tooth pitch size. If the jaw plate does not meet the standard, it must be replaced, and the relative position of the fixed jaw plate and the movable jaw plate must be adjusted to ensure that the tooth top is set and pressed to prevent displacement.
  • Increase the voltage at the work site to meet the host’s high load requirements.
  • Change the bearing or movable jaw.

A beating or impact sound when the jaw crusher is moving and the fixed jaw plate is working.

  • Bolts should be tightened or aligned.
  • Adjust the discharge port to ensure that the clearance between the two jaws is correct.

The jaw crusher’s primary sheave and movable jaw continue to operate normally, but the crushing process is halted.

  • Change the tension spring.
  • Change the tie rod.
  • Replace or reinstall the bracket.

Cone crusher

A cone crusher is a type of crushing machine used in the metallurgy, construction, road construction, chemical, and silicate industries. It is classified into several models based on different crushing principles and product particle sizes.

It has the advantages of a dependable structure, high productivity, improved particle size and shape, ease of adjustment, and lower operating costs. In addition, the overload protection in the cone crusher’s spring release system allows the flow passage to pass through the crushing chamber without damaging the crusher.

Compound cone crushers, spring cone crushers, hydraulic cone crushers, and gyratory crushers are the four types of cone crushers. A cone crusher’s structure mainly consists of a frame, a horizontal shaft, a moving cone, a balance wheel, an eccentric sleeve, an upper crushing wall (fixed cone), a lower crushing wall (moving cone), a hydraulic coupling, a lubrication system, and a hydraulic system.


Cone crushers are primarily used for hard materials like calcite, limestone, granite, river pebble, dolomite, bluestone, glass, basalt, iron ore, etc.

Daily cone crusher maintenance

When the material to be crushed by the cone crusher is wet or has a high-water content, the bolts used to secure the dust-proof sealing slip ring should be checked regularly.

Producing at full capacity is required. If not, the particle size of the product will be too coarse.

The lubricating oil should be changed frequently and should not be too dirty. If it is too dirty, it will hasten the wear of gears, bowl-shaped bushes, bushings, and other components and may even cause the bushings to grind to death.

The fixed condition of the slip ring should be checked regularly to avoid the phenomenon of a large amount of dust and ore entering the equipment body due to the slip ring of the dust-proof sealing box falling off during the operation of the cone crusher. This can affect the operation of the equipment and even cause it to malfunction.

Water in the crusher’s oil causes the oil level in the oil tank to rise. In this case, you can adjust the water pressure slightly lower than the oil pressure, inspect and repair leaking parts, adjust the water supply, clean the return water and fuel tank, and replace them with new oil.

Why choose IMS Engineering?

IMS Engineering offers a range of high-quality and reliable specialist solutions for crusher plants at competitive prices.

Our complete range of solutions is manufactured and supplied by world-leading brands for guaranteed efficiency. This includes equipment like horizontal-shaft impactors, jaw crushers, and cone crushers critical for any stage of crushing for a comprehensive portfolio of closed-circuit and open-circuit portable crusher plants.

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With more than 60 years of experience and partnering with leading brands of specialist equipment, IMS Engineering is an industry leader and the ideal partner for your comminution mining company.

Contact us for more information about primary, secondary, and tertiary crushing equipment for your plants.


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