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Eriez® Teams Up with Weir Minerals to Offer World Class Coarse Particle Flotation Systems

Eriez® Teams Up with Weir Minerals to Offer World Class Coarse Particle Flotation Systems

August 2022

Eriez® Flotation, the global leader in specialized flotation equipment, announces a cooperative agreement with Weir Minerals, the premier international authority in particle classification, pumping technology, wear-resistant linings and other related mill circuit products. The companies will closely work together to design and develop revolutionary coarse particle flotation (CPF) systems to advance mining operations throughout the world.

Coarse particle flotation represents a paradigm shift that facilitates more efficient separation using less energy and water while producing safer tailings,” says Eric Bain Wasmund, Ph.D., Professional Engineer, Vice President of Eriez Global Flotation Business. “This cutting-edge technology is a step-change improvement over conventional flotation systems.”

According to Eriez, top tier global mining companies have already implemented combined offerings from Eriez and Weir Minerals to develop coarse particle flotation circuits. “The cooperation between Weir and Eriez allows both companies to reduce the technical risk as mining companies adopt CPF on an even larger scale than today,” says Ricardo Garib, Division President of Weir Minerals.

Eriez designed the HydroFloat® Separator for coarse particle mineral concentration, delivering the capacity of a density separator while maintaining the selectivity of a flotation device. Using a novel aeration system to disperse fine bubbles into a fluidized-bed environment, the HydroFloat Separator significantly increases the selective recovery of coarse particles by applying flotation fundamentals to gravity separation. CPF solutions improve efficiency and make better use of resources, which supports mining companies’ environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives.

For more information about Eriez flotation technology, visit https://www.eriez.com/NA/EN/Flotation/HydroFloat-Flotation.htm. To learn about Weir’s mining processes and products, go to https://www.global.weir/industries/mining/.

About Eriez

Established in 1942, Eriez is a global leader in separation technologies. Our commitment to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including magnetic separation, flotation, metal detection and material handling equipment. The company’s 900+ employees are dedicated to providing trusted technical solutions to the mining, food, recycling, packaging, aggregate and other processing industries. Headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, Eriez designs, manufactures, and markets

on six continents through 12 wholly owned international subsidiaries and an extensive sales representative network. For more information, visit www.eriez.com.

About Weir

Weir Minerals provides the mining industry with engineered processing solutions. Working with customers worldwide, Weir Minerals uses its technical expertise and extensive footprint to help solve problems and optimize processes. From reducing downtime to boosting throughput and increasing plant capacity, Weir Minerals can provide a customized, fully integrated solution. To learn more, go to https://www.global.weir/industries/mining/.

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