Weir Minerals releases new hydrocyclone

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The Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone provides a higher throughput than previous hydrocyclone products from Weir Minerals, in a smaller, more space efficient body. It is sized to fit into existing cyclone clusters for easy retrofitting to increase capacity.

“The need to increase throughput to maintain production levels is a reality for much of our industry, with many mines having to process more ore than they have in the past,” said Mark Lockyer, Weir Minerals Global Product Manager.

“In these conditions increasing throughput is essential. Sites that can achieve higher throughput with minimal capital expenditure certainly have a competitive advantage. Cavex hydrocyclones have been highly-regarded for their proven efficiency and high capacity performance for decades.

“We are committed to ensuring our products stay in step with our customers’ needs, which means developing solutions to maximise throughput both within current plant set ups and in greenfield operations. The Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone delivers on this commitment, and like all our products is backed up by our extensive global service and aftermarket support.”

The unique shape of the Cavex hydrocyclone allows the slurry to follow a natural path without encountering any shelves, edges or corners. This reduces turbulence inside the hydrocyclone which helps maximise separation efficiency, hydraulic capacity and wear life, while minimising localised wear in the feed chamber and vortex finder.