Patent Number: 8,875,901

Title: Sorting mined material on the basis of two or more properties of the material

Abstract: A method and an apparatus for sorting mined material is based on using a range of options for sensing multiple properties of a mined material on a fragment by fragment basis and then analyzing the multiple types of data and making decisions about the classification of each fragment and then sorting the fragment based on the analysis. The multiple sensing options include the response of the fragments to electromagnetic radiation. Other sensing options may include sensors that look at the response of fragments of a mined material to an acoustic wave or a magnetic field or optical sensors that evaluate texture or other surface characteristics of fragments.

Inventors: Wellwood; Grant Ashley (Phesant Creek, AU), Goodes; Christopher Geoffrey (Eltham, AU)

Assignee: Technological Resources Pty. Ltd.

International Classification: B07C 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00