The Floatex Density Separator is the class leading hindered settling classifier used in the processing of iron ores and beach sands.

Hindered settling has the effect of enhancing the difference in specific gravity’s between minerals, to the extent that a heavy mineral can generate sufficient density to support quartz, therefore a concentration of minerals can be made.

When treating Iron Ore the underflow may be suitable as a final concentrate with out further processing.

As a single Floatex Density Separator is capable of processing in excess of 600tph it can replace many banks of spirals, simplifying the flow sheet and improving the performance of conventional concentrator circuits, either to separate prior to processes such as spirals or to retreat concentrates.

  • Primary Classification and Concentration
  • Retreating spiral concentrates
  • Fully automatic operation