Laser online elemental analyzers MAYA

Real-time elemental analysis for prompt process control

MAYA on-line elemental LIBS analyzers measure the elemental composition of mineral raw materials on a conveyor belt, falling stream, slurry pipeline, and open-pit wall, detecting all elements, in real time, without sampling. They are used in mining, ore beneficiation (sorting, flotation), raw mix composition stabilization, sintering, quality control in iron, copper, nickel, aluminum, rare earth, cement, coal, phosphate, potash industries. The analyzer does not produce any radiation and is thus fully safe; it can operate 24/7 in automatic mode under heavy conditions; the maintenance is easy and low-cost. Based on our experience, the standard return of investment is in 2-4 months.

Why on-line?
  • Prompt technological control based on real-time on-line data on the composition of raw materials
  • Improvement of the quality of the finished product as a result of raw materials composition stabilization and/or off-grade/impurities discharging based on online information
  • No sampling and sample preparation necessary - in the mines and on the pit walls, moving on conveyor belts and pouring into truck, both in the pipelines and in the air 
  • Works for all kinds of materials - mineral ores, both lump and slurry, liquid and gases
  • Works in various industries:  mining and beneficiation of iron and non-ferrous ores, phosphates and potash fertilizers, coal and cement, magnesium and manganese, etc. 
  • Low operating costs
  • Investments return in 2-4 months depending on application

Advantages of laser-based technique:
  • Absolute safety for personnel and environment. Simple implementation which does not require obtaining nuclear authority licenses, supervision and inspections
  • High sensitivity and low limits of detection (LOD) as a result of clear spectral lines of many elements of interest in wide optical wave range
  • Simultaneous analysis of many elements, including light ones (H, Li, Be, B, C, Na, Mg, Al, Si...)
  • High accuracy regardless of bulk size, surface quality, thickness of the layer of the material and variation on these parameters