8 November 2018

Successful LIBS demonstration down in a mine

  We successfully demonstrated SPECTRAL’s LIBS sensor 150 meters below the surface in an old silver mine. We showed that our LIBS sensor equipment is robust and transportable for operation down in the mine and that it delivers high quality LIBS signals in this harsh environment. Examples: we detected sulphur at 180.7 nm and trace levels […]

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6 October 2018

Dr. Marinus Dalm successfully defended his PhD thesis

On November 2nd, SPECTRAL employee Dr. Marinus Dalm successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled “Sensor-based sorting opportunities for hydrothermal ore deposits” at Delft University of Technology. Marinus joined SPECTRAL in September 2018 strengthening our team with mining and sensor-based sorting expertise. For an animation on Marinus’ PhD work please visit: https://vimeo.com/255521448

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25 February 2018

LIBS In-line Grade Scanner for Ore Sorting

To demonstrate the capabilities of our LIBS In-line Grade Scanner for Ore Sorting, we have made a YouTube video: you can find the video here. SPECTRAL has realized the in-line grade scanner in close collaboration with Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill (www.sonicsampdrill.com).

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28 November 2017

IRIS deep UV units are ready for shipment

It took a while to prove that our in-house developed UV-CMOS camera is indeed operating below 200 nm, but the proof is here now. LIBS measurements on steel, arsenic and phosphor samples showed high signal-to-noise ratio emission peaks. Also the purging ability of the IRIS spectrometer works according to design. It is possible to purge […]

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26 November 2017

We are Rockathon finalist!

The SPECTRAL Industries team was selected for the Rockathon final, 4-5 September in Tampere, Finland! The Rockathon challenge – organized by EIT RawMaterials and Sandvik – seeks a solution to increase mineralogy and ore quality information of the rock mass in real-time onboard high-tech mining equipment. SPECTRAL’s robust and sensitive LIBS-based concept is recognized as […]

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8 November 2017

SPECTRAL winner Rockathon 2017

  We hacked the rock! Sandvik Mining and EIT RawMaterials (https://eitrawmaterials.eu) organized the first ever Rockathon Mining Challenge on 4 and 5 September in Tampere, Finland. The aim was to find innovative concepts and solutions to create on-board analyzers to be integrated with their mining equipment. SPECTRAL was one of the four teams (out of […]

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And the winner is …

In the week of 28 August, 6 teams of 5 international MSc students competed in ESA BIC Noordwijk to achieve the best consult for start-up companies in the incubation programme. This was part of the CEMS 2017 MSc block seminar in International Management of the RSM, Erasmus University. The jury picked the team that consulted […]

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2 November 2017

100th partner of Holland Instrumantation

With a handshake and cake, SPECTRAL Industries was welcomed as the 100th partner of Holland Instrumentation. Holland Instrumentation is a networking organization that connects high-tech companies in the West of the Netherlands. Its goal is to connect companies and support growth in the region. For more details, click here (Only in Dutch).

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28 May 2017

Moving towards continuous process management in mineral resource extraction

Our European framework project “Real-time Mining” has published a very nice paper describing our project ambition and the impact the results can have on mining operations. The publication was also presented by our project leader Jörg Benndorf at the International Future Mining Conference in Sydney, Australia last year. Please downloed the publication here. If you […]

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