Panorama Editorials


AUMUND always onwards and upwards...

The AUMUND Group, with its headquarters in Rheinberg Germany, have established an enviable reputation for state-of-the-art materials handling systems in continuous process industries such as mining, cement, steel, power and general industrial process plant including diverse applications for their extensive range of vertical elevators.

The cement industry represents the largest market for high performance elevators but it is not the only market and AUMUND are active in many other sectors including mining and fertilisers for instance. As an example; an important new order for MBAC Fertilizer Corporation for their Arraias project in Brazil includes four units of the AUMUND type BWZ-S gravity discharge elevators along with type TKF drag chains with a maximum handling rate of 420 tons per hour.

Straying in Brazil, the iron ore market is hugely important and AUMUND are directly involved in this business with recent contracts to Samarco Mineiracao SA (jointly owned by BHP Billiton and Vale SA) supplying four of their Rotary Discharge Machines (RDM) of the “Block” design for recovering iron ore from storage at 1,800 t.p.h.. Using multiple identical RDM units’ ore may be recovered simultaneously from multiple sections of the storage facility allowing effective blending.

Staying with Iron Ore but moving continents to Africa; in Mauritania, West Africa, the SNIM organisation (Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière) is the 7th largest iron exporter in the world and is presently upgrading its preparation plant and handling systems for which AUMUND will supply a pair of heavy Apron Feeders to extract material from a buffer hopper, located between stockyard and Shiploader, at rate of 2 X 6,000 t.p.h..

Moving on to colder climates AUMUND is delivering a combination of the SamsonTM Surface Feeder and a type BWZ Central Chain vertical Bucket Elevator to Eurocement in Russia for their Maltsovsky Portlandcement plant at Briansk handling imported clinker. Combining a SamsonTM surface feeder with a vertical elevator offers a compact plant footprint with the minimum of excavation and associated civil works.

The AUMUND Group is able to offer the client the flexibility, performance and reliability demanded in professional mining and minerals processing applications.