Mining Industry

The mining industry plays the role in the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, or reef. Mining Ores extracted include metals, coal, limestone, dimension stone, oil shale, clay, gemstones, potash, rock salt, and gravel. Mining is required to obtain any material that cannot be grown through agricultural processes or created artificially by laboratory efforts. Mining in a wider sense includes extraction of any non-renewable resource such as petroleum, natural gas or even water.

Industry and megatrends

In the mineral process, valuable minerals are concentrated by removing unnecessary substances from the excavated rock material. The first part involves reducing the size of the mineral and this is achieved in crushers and grinding mills where the ore is fragmented down into smaller pieces. 

Once the fragments of ore are reduced to suitable small portions, the pieces containing the most valuable minerals are separated from the unneeded minerals. The separation process involves leaching, gravity, emission methods and magnetic separation. Emission chambers and pipes, coils and magnetic separation equipment are used in the separation process. Water is also required to be extracted from the concentrated product and this is attained using coils, filters, thickeners, sedimentation basins and dryers. Processes involved included milling, grinding, pyrometallurgy, electrometallurgy and refining processes that uses heat, chemicals and electricity. 

Due to the processes intensive applications, the components are subjected to high wear, high temperatures and erosion. Replacement of these components is far too expensive and hence, they are usually repaired. 

Dura-Metal supported the industry with the introduction of hardfacing technologies using welding and thermal spray methods. The intent of hardfacing is to enhance the component parts’ profiles while as the same time, maintaining their performance in the production conditions. The commonly applied materials include iron-based, copper-based, cobalt-based alloys (such as stellite), nickel-based alloys, chromium carbide alloys and NOREM. In addition, Dura-Metal plays a vital role in joint development of parts for the various Mining industries’ applications. 

Some of our Applications

  • Adapter
  • Blade
  • Bucket wear protection kit
  • Wear plate for dump truck
  • Dragline Bucket
  • Dredger
  • Engine block Long wall mining
  • Mining components
  • Engine blocks
  • GET MIG hardfacing (1)
  • GET MIG hardfacing (2)
  • Hydraulic cylinder rods
  • AdapterAdapter
  • AdapterAdapter
  • Assembly Wear PlatesAssembly Wear Plates
  • BladeBlade
  • Chain GuideChain Guide
  • Cladded Wear PlateCladded Wear Plate
  • Dragline BucketDragline Bucket
  • DredgerDredger
  • DredgerDredger
  • Engine block Engine block
  • Ider WheelsIder Wheels
  • BucketBucket
  • PinsPins
  • Pump SleevePump Sleeve
  • Rotary MixerRotary Mixer
  • Screen PlateScreen Plate
  • Shaker ScreensShaker Screens
  • Shovel ToothShovel Tooth
  • Under CarriageUnder Carriage
  • Wear Plate On ChuteWear Plate On Chute
  • Corner Wear Bars
  • Dovetail Liners
  • Ground Engaging Tools
  • Heel Blocks
  • PTA Wear Plate with P 5060
  • Sizer Crusher
  • Sizing Screens
  • Wing Shroud
  • PTA Wear Plate
  • PTA Cladded Parts