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Natural Gamma Iron Ore Scanner | IRONSCAN Model 1500

Supplier: Scantech International

The IRONSCAN Model 1500 Natural Gamma Iron Ore Monitor is used to derive the composition of conveyed iron ores.


The Model 1500 measures the natural radiation from ores and concentrates. A feature of many ores and associated rocks is that they usually contain trace amounts of potassium, thorium and uranium. Within any individual ore deposit, the absolute amount of these elements usually varies in direct proportion to the amount of different constituents of the ore.

By using a sensitive detector, combined with careful screening of the detector to exclude other natural radiation such as solar and terrestrial radiation, the Natural Gamma Monitor can determine the concentration of the target elements with a suitable precision for many applications. The monitor contains no radioactive source.

Note – Precision is entirely ore type dependent. Scantech will carry out test work on samples of ore prior to specification of the system to any application. Contact Scantech for more information.

IRONSCAN Model 1500 Applications:

Real time ore quality data provides active process control, with timely information on ore quality to make decisions that maximise the value of the resource and minimise operating costs. Typical applications include:

  • Monitor run-of-mine iron ore prior to stockpiling;
  • Monitor run of mine feed to a coal preparation plant;
  • Monitor product iron ore.

IRONSCAN Model 1500 Natural Gamma Iron Ore Monitor Advantages:

  • State-of-the-art technology;
  • Low investment and maintenance costs;
  • Simple installation;
  • Configured to suit any belt size and load;
  • Does not touch the ore or the conveyor belt;
  • No sampling necessary during normal operation;
  • Standard plant interfaces, including RS422 and Ethernet;
  • IP65 (NEMA4) protection to suit typical plant conditions;
  • Optional customised software output using SuperSCAN;
  • Local technical support;
  • Remote modem support.

For your peace of mind we can offer you Free Testwork on your Samples to asses the suitability of the technology to each application. This removes any concern over buying a system where performance for your application would otherwise be uncertain.

We provide money back performance guarantees on our analysers. To find out more please call or use the IndustrySearch email form for a direct reply.

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