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April 24-26, 2017

On April 24-26, 2017 ECUTEC, SWECO and TOMRA exhibited at the 2017 Industrial Minerals Association Technology Workshop. The event was held at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota. During the workshop A.J. DeCenso of Preferred Process Solutions and Harold Cline of TOMRA Sorting presented a paper entitled Laser Sorters Minimize Iron Content and Maximize Yield for Quartz Producers: Case Study from 2016. Below is downloadable PDF of the presentation.

Laser Sorters Minimize Iron Content and Maximize Yield for Quartz Producers: Case Study from 2016
DeCenso IMA Tech Workshop 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.0 MB

On March 13-15, 2017 TOMRA Sorting exhibited at the Phosphates 2017 International Conference & Exhibition at the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel in Tampa, Florida. During the conference A.J. DeCenso of Preferred Process Solutions and Harold Cline of TOMRA Sorting presented a paper entitled Using X-Ray Sorters to Pre-Concentrate ROM Phosphate Ore.  Below is downloadable PDF of the presentation.

Using X-Ray Sorters to Pre-Concentrate ROM Phosphate Ore
AJD_Phosphates2017_TomraSorting_03062017
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.4 MB

March 14-16, 2016
March 14-16, 2016

On March 14-16, 2016 ECUTEC, SWECO and TOMRA exhibited at the 2016 Industrial Minerals Technology Workshop. The event was held at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, CA. During the workshop A.J. DeCenso of Preferred Process Solutions and Harold Cline of TOMRA Sorting presented a paper entitled Using Sorters and Classifiers to Recover Valuable Minerals from Tailings Piles. Below is downloadable PDF version of the presentation, as well as some photos from the event.

Using Sorters and Classifiers to Recover Valuable Minerals from Tailings Piles
DeCenso IMA Tech Workshop 2016 rev02.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.5 MB

May 3-5, 2016
May 3-5, 2016

On May 3-5, 2016 SWECO and ECUTEC exhibited at the 2016 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.


We are pleased to announce that Lester Wright has joined Preferred Process Solutions as a Sales Engineer. He comes to us from SWECO, where he spent most of his career. Lester has decades of experience selling equipment in the Carolinas. Through his

hard work that territory is now perennially one of SWECO’s best performing territories. Lester is known far and wide for his commitment to customer service and we are delighted to have him on our team!




TOMRA Sorter Recovers Product from Waste


This customer came to TOMRA looking to recover good ore from their tailings piles that had been accumulating for years. The tailings consisted of floats from a heavy media separation process. The customer knew that these tailings contained

a lot of good ore, but could find no practical way to recover it. TOMRA proposed using a COM Tertiary XRT 1200 sorter that employs X-ray sensing technology to differentiate good ore from waste. Bulk trials were conducted at the TOMRA lab in Wedel, leading to a decision to purchase the sorter. It was recently installed at the mine site in Nevada. The sorter’s performance has exceeded all expectations. The sorted product has higher than expected purity and the yield was much higher than projected. The net result is that this customer will be able to recover more than 150,000 tons per year of high quality ore from their tailings piles!


March 9-11, 2015
March 9-11, 2015

On March 9-11, 2015 Preferred Process Solutions exhibited products from TOMRA and ECUTEC in its booth at the 2015 Industrial Minerals Technology Workshop. The event was held in Orlando, FL at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa. A.J. DeCenso of Preferred Process Solutions and Harold Cline of TOMRA presented a paper entitled New Sensor Technology Enables Ore Sorter to “See” Invisible Rock Features and Joe Roettle of ECUTEC presented a paper entitled Case Study: A Performance Turnaround at a Ground Calcium Carbonate Plant. Below are some photos from the event and downloadable PDF versions of the presentations.

Laser Sorter Presentation
New Sensor Technology Enables Ore Sorter to “See” Invisible Rock Features
DeCenso IMA Tech Workshop 2015 rev02.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.5 MB
Ecutec Presentation
Case Study: A Performance Turnaround at a Ground Calcium Carbonate Plant
ECUTEC - IMA Orlando 2015 printversion.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.8 MB

May 6-8, 2014
May 6-8, 2014

 

Both SWECO and ECUTEC exhibited at the 2014 International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition.  The event was held May 6-8, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.  During the educational portion of the conference, A.J. DeCenso of Preferred Process Solutions and Joe Roettle of ECUTEC conducted a 90 minute technical training session entitled "Milling and Classification of Ultrafine Powders".  The session was well attended and many excellent discussions ensued.  If you wish to see a copy of the presentation please send an email to info@preferred-team.com and we can set you up with a download.



April 14-16, 2014
April 14-16, 2014

Preferred Process Solutions exhibited products from SWECO, ECUTEC and TOMRA in its booth at the 2014 Mining Association of South Carolina Mining Workshop. The event was held April 14-16, 2014 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Columbia, SC.  A.J. DeCenso presented a paper entitled "Sensor Based Sorting".


April 1-3, 2014
April 1-3, 2014

On April 1-3, 2014 ECUTEC and TOMRA exhibited at IM22, the Industrial Minerals International Congress and Exhibition. The event was held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC. Joe Roettle of ECUTEC and Jens-Michael Bergmann of TOMRA each presented papers and sat on a discussion panel.  Below are some photos from the event...


March 17-19, 2014
March 17-19, 2014

On March 17-19, 2014 Preferred Process Solutions exhibited products from ECUTEC and TOMRA in its booth at the 2014 Industrial Minerals Technology Workshop. The event was held at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa in Hilton Head, SC.  A.J. DeCenso of Preferred Process Solutions, presented a paper entitled "Sensor Based Sorting: A Practical Application and Success Story".  SWECO also had a booth at the workshop and Don Kenaley of SWECO presented a paper entitled "Innovative Solutions to Improve Feeding of Frac Sand Screens”.  Below are some photos from the event and a downloadable copy of the presentation.

Sensor Based Sorting Presentation
DeCenso IMA Tech Workshop.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.1 MB