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Visit Floveyor at the AusIMM Critical Minerals Conference

Transitioning to cleaner energy and a more sustainable future is the underlying theme of the AusIMM Critical Minerals Conference 2023. It’s being held at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre on 21-23 November, and Floveyor is exhibiting.


If you haven’t already registered, there are plenty of reasons to attend. The conference is developed by industry to meet the needs of industry. It’s also a terrific opportunity to learn about the global demand and key international drivers for critical minerals.


The program is designed to spark your thinking on the sustainable supply of critical minerals. This includes exploring ideas about efficient and sustainable battery mineral value chains. Upstream and downstream processing technologies will be thoroughly discussed to ensure critical mineral deposits can be extracted and processed efficiently and cost-effectively.


Local, national and international keynote speakers from industry, academia and government are promising to put out big ideas and new thinking. There will be plenty of insight about what’s working, what hasn’t worked so well, and what’s on the horizon.


In addition to a jam-packed technical program and networking opportunities, the exhibition hall is a chance to learn more about what making a rapid switch to sustainable energy entails for industry.


After the success of last year’s conference, Floveyor is eager to continue discussions with resource companies about the critical minerals used in battery manufacturing. The sensitive and valuable powders require a new level of care for bulk material handling. As powder handling specialists, Floveyor has expertise to share about ensuring rapid throughput and total batch transfers of midstream battery mineral processing.


Floveyor Managing Director Rhys Walker and Engineering Manager Robin Mullett will be on hand to discuss the special considerations miners need to think about when it comes to battery minerals conveying.


“If you’re producing fragile, crystalline minerals like lithium and nickel, you need to gently convey those powders and granules to maintain the integrity of your product and maximise your yield,” Rhys said.


“We’ve been powder handling specialists for 65 years and can advise on the right conveying technology for your operation.”


Floveyor designs, engineers, manufactures, and tests industrial conveying systems and process line technology to handle powders, granules, flakes, and pellets.


“Our fully enclosed design delivers the lowest possible friction between critical minerals and the inner surface of our conveying solution,” Robin said.


“The housings are completely sealed, and the conveying system can be cleaned using inert gas purging to mitigate the risk of contamination.”


If you’d like to learn more about powder handling and midstream processing for battery minerals, visit Floveyor at Stand 12.


For more information about battery mineral conveying

If you know you need conveying machinery and process line technology for your critical minerals, a Floveyor with FloDisc® Technology is a good choice for rapid, gentle throughputs and total batch transfers. Contact us to learn more.