Steinert ‘Boomerang’ magnets are used to remove ferrous tramp metal from bulk materials, such as coal, at ship loading facilities located at key export terminals on Australia’s eastern seaboard. The coal from the surrounding mine sites is delivered by train to these sites where the requirement for high powered, deep and wide field magnets is paramount for efficient and effective tramp iron removal. The volume of coal exported from Australia is only limited by the ability to load the bulk carriers. As these facilities are developed to cope with future export needs, so too is Steinert well positioned to service the industry’s needs.
The latest Steinert Boomerang left the Melbourne factory in September 2011 and six of these super-sized and powerful magnets exist in Australia today. The first three were installed in the mid-to-late 1990’s at Port Waratah Coal Service site on Kooragang Island. Two more were installed in 2009 for Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) and the latest 43 tonne addition joined them a few weeks ago. These magnets are the largest of their kind in Australia and all are installed within a radius of 1 km of each other in Newcastle, NSW.
Steinert Australia is a specialist in delivering separation technologies not only for upgrading coal, but also minerals and iron ore and for the removal of damaging contaminants. As a leader in several Global markets, Steinert offers an unrivalled and extensive product range to enhance the operations of Australia’s leading local and international mining projects. We provide comprehensive services in customised design, application and commissioning of ore sorting, beneficiation and tramp removal systems to increase product yield, improve concentrate quality, reduce operating costs and to boost process efficiencies.
Steinert Australia also invests heavily in product development and testing both locally and in Germany, where we enjoy the confidence of having a fully appointed test facility for equipment performance analysis at our corporate head office. Why is Steinert Australia the first choice for countless customers around the globe? Because we have more than 120 years of experience and we offer both traditional and innovative leading edge solutions. We guarantee fast service and ensure efficient, effective and reliable performance.