A more efficient way to process global resources THE mineral processing industry is turning to sensor-based ore-sorting technology as a more efficient way to process resources. Material moving through the sorting process is heavy, dusty and abrasive, and these high demands on equipment require a very special technology. TOMRA Sorting Mining, previously known as CommodasUltrasort, has combined material handling, product recognition and pressurised air ejection in a robust and tested system, which reliably separates valuable mineral ores from waste rock. This technology provides top efficiency, precision and speed. Regardless of the resource from diamonds, gold, limestone or coal the sensors recognise the target material on the basis of typical characteristics such as color, atomic density, transparency or conductivity. The valuable mineral-bearing rock is then selectively expelled using a precise pulse of pressurised air from the high performance nozzle system, regardless of whether it is a small diamond or a heavy lump of ore. TOMRA Sorting Solutions is the pioneer in sensor-based sorting. Experience gained from more than 10,000 installed systems in the mining, food and recycling industries as well as innovation from 16 test facilities around the world have led to significant advances in the companys sensor-based technology.