ALMOST a year after acquiring one of Australia’s leading mining tyre service firms, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group will outline at AIMEX 2017 how it continues to expand its reach and services for customers from coast to coast.

“Kal Tire is committed to having a strong presence in the world’s major mining markets, and Australia is an important mining region that we’re investing in,” says Kal Tire Mining Tire Group’s senior vice president Dan Allan. “We see AIMEX as an opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to Australian mining customers and showcase some of our unique capabilities that drive value.”

Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group has been operating in Western Australia for almost seven years, offering a complete range of tyre service and supply solutions. In 2016, the organisation acquired the mining tyre services business from Klinge & Co, securing Kal Tire’s presence across Australia.

A leader in full service mining tyre management, Kal Tire is also an independent multi-brand dealer able to source the right tyre for the right application. The company specialises in value-added offerings, such as tyre repairs and recycling. In the last two years, Kal Tire has brought more unique solutions to Australia, including two facilities for the exclusive Ultra Repair™ product and process for repairing earthmover tyres with large injuries.

“At AIMEX, we look forward to showcasing the breadth of our ability to serve Australia. We are a global company with 45 years’ experience offering services in more than 20 countries,” says Kal Tire Australia managing director Darren Flint.

TOMRA technology on show

TOMRA Sorting will introduce its multi-channel laser sorting technology at AIMEX 2017. The laser sorting technology will enable quartz and gold processes to achieve higher recovery, better quality and more consistent sorting of quartz material.

Trade visitors will find TOMRA Sorting’s mining specialists at stand 1420 ready to explain the key advantages sensor-based sorting can bring to mining operations.

TOMRA says minerals that could not be differentiated with existing technologies, such as colour sorting, X-ray transmission or near-infrared sensors, can now be identified and separated. The new technology enables the user to define and apply a greater number of sorting criteria, and thus sort with much greater precision.

The laser identification technology consists of a multi-channel laser scanning system with high-resolution imaging, and cutting-edge colour and textural selectivity. Multiple material characteristics such as brightness, colour, size, shape and surface texture are processed simultaneously.

TOMRA says sensor-based sorting has the potential to address some of the major challenges the industry now faces - declining ore grades, rising production costs, water shortages and ever-increasing environmental regulations.

Worldwide, TOMRA systems already contribute to increased productivity by delivering enhanced processing which is energy-efficient and cost-effective.

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