IMA smart mining technology collects real-time geo-metallurgical and ore grade data during exploration and production from drill cores, drill cuttings, and ore on the conveyor belt or loader bucket before the material goes to the processing mill, concentrator, or waste rock area. IMA sensors also analyze oxide or elemental compounds in finely ground dry powders or wet slurries at the concentrator and other processing plants.
IMA technology changes perspectives in mining, making it more cost-effective, and significantly reducing its long-term effects. Smart innovations help provide the raw materials that our modern society continuously needs. Moreover, it protects resources and nature, as it reduces the use of water and electricity.
IMA innovations limit human interaction in dangerous environments, so they increase the safety of the mining employees.