Measurement And Control Solutions

The Measurement and Control division has developed a range of specific Advanced Process Control Solutions that are implemented on Mintek’s process control platform, StarCS. Advanced stabilisation and optimisation control has been developed for Milling, Flotation, Smelting and Gold Leaching.

New Software Modules For Floatstar And The Advanced Control Suite

The Measurement and Control Division of Mintek is continuously improving and enhancing its control solutions; and has recently developed a number of new and enhanced software modules for the FloatStar product package (for flotation control) and the Advanced Control Suite. FloatStar Performance Monitor This module quantifies the performance of flotation bank...

Floatstar 2 Enters Australian Market

Floatstar(TM), Mintek’s highly successful flotation level stabilization control system, has entered the Australian market. The latest installation, at Newcrest Mining Ltd’s Cadia Hill gold-copper mine in New South Wales, incorporates a number of enhancements for improved performance. This FloatStar operates on a plant with a Distributed Control...

Floatstar 2 Launched

An improved and updated version of Mintek’s multi-loop level controller for flotation circuits, FloatStar2, was introduced to delegates from the minerals industry at a launch held at Mintek in October. The redeveloped controller, several of which are already in the field, is less reliant on third-party software, and has advantages in terms of ease of use...

Floatstar Helps International Research Project

Mintek’s FloatStar(tm) flotation level controller is assisting an international team with applied research into the flotation process at a South African platinum mine. The collaborative research programme, on the optimization of flotation processes by modelling and simulation, is being conducted by the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University...