case study 9

Improving mining productivity, quality and safety

01 Oct 2021
More productive
1 min read


Mining companies need to ensure the safe and efficient operation of their mining facilities. Additionally, they are actively working on reducing the cost of mineral extraction and energy consumption. Milling the product to the correct grade size, with frequent monitoring of the mineralogical and elemental composition during ore processing helps mining companies improve efficiency by enabling constant and optimal mineral processing conditions.

Benefit to customer

Malvern Panalytical was selected by SCOTT Technology Ltd, for the engineering, design, equipment supply and the provision of a fully automated robotic analytical system at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore project in Australia. Malvern Panalytical offers analytical X-ray instrumentation for sample preparation to complete analysis, and by using SCOTT’s automated solutions, Rio Tinto will be assured of the highest quality ore possible. This project is a major step forward in the combined offering of automated solutions from Malvern Panalytical and SCOTT, enabling this facility to be one of the safest, highest quality and most productive iron ore laboratories globally, and which can then be deployed in mining locations around the world.