A selection of
Automated Port Laboratories
completed by
Rio Tinto - Cape Lambert
Largest robotic iron ore port laboratory in the world
4 robots operating on two 20m tracks
Automated sample dividing, rapi...
FMG – Port Laboratory 2
2 robot cells in a figure 8 layout – 1 for each sample station
Redundancy is assured by this configuration
Samples automat...
Kumba Resources
Saldanha (South Africa)
Worlds first sampling and robotic facility to straddle the ship
loading conveyors
2 robotic cells and each serves a single...
Roy Hill – Port Laboratory
1 Large robotic arm on a linear track
Up to four 500kg composite samples can be accumulated for
distribution to the client...
FMG – Port Laboratory 1
This robotic laboratory automatically receives up to 36kg
representative samples taken during ship loading
Composite sampl...
BHP – Nelson Point
IMP provided 2 fully automated robotic sample weighing
systems and 2 fully automated fusion systems
These systems were spe...
Go to
www.impautomation.com
For more information
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Automated Port Laboratories by IMP

IMP has delivered a number of large, automated port facilities for major companies around the world. This presentation gives a brief overview of a selection of these labs. Go to www.impautomation.com to see our other projects and products.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Engineering      
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Transcripts - Automated Port Laboratories by IMP

  • 1. A selection of Automated Port Laboratories completed by
  • 2. Rio Tinto - Cape Lambert
  • 3. Largest robotic iron ore port laboratory in the world 4 robots operating on two 20m tracks Automated sample dividing, rapid drying, natural or dry lump sieving, dry fines sieving, moisture determination, splitting, archiving, weighing, sample preparation, automated XRF and four point TGA analysis The entire process from the sample stations to final analysis is fully automated
  • 4. FMG – Port Laboratory 2
  • 5. 2 robot cells in a figure 8 layout – 1 for each sample station Redundancy is assured by this configuration Samples automatically taken during ship loading are transported to the laboratory by conveyor or IMP’s monorail sample transport system Each cell carries out particle size and moisture content analysis. An aliquot from each sub lot is dried, crushed, and pulverised for analysis
  • 6. Kumba Resources Saldanha (South Africa)
  • 7. Worlds first sampling and robotic facility to straddle the ship loading conveyors 2 robotic cells and each serves a single sample station but the novel design allows samples to be passed from one cell to the other as required The system splits the samples in order to build composites for each sub lot Crushing, milling, splitting, sizing, TGA and XRF analysis using fused beads is all fully automated
  • 8. Roy Hill – Port Laboratory
  • 9. 1 Large robotic arm on a linear track Up to four 500kg composite samples can be accumulated for distribution to the client or additional testing The laboratory has been designed such that a mirror of the facility can be produced in the future lining up the two facilities together via the rotating magazine All analytical and process data is stored and managed by the IMP ControlTrack LIMS
  • 10. FMG – Port Laboratory 1
  • 11. This robotic laboratory automatically receives up to 36kg representative samples taken during ship loading Composite samples of up to 500kg can be produced as part of the process Results obtained from the laboratory are used to certify the cargo
  • 12. BHP – Nelson Point
  • 13. IMP provided 2 fully automated robotic sample weighing systems and 2 fully automated fusion systems These systems were specifically designed to ensure the Nelson Point system has no single point of failure This laboratory will never be in the situation where analytical samples cannot be prepared for analysis
  • 14. Go to www.impautomation.com For more information

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