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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…

Avaatech’s XRF Core Scanner extended with LIBS capability to scan all elements – from Lithium to Uranium

  Avaatech and SPECTRAL Industries are happy to announce the start of a project for the integration of a Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument into the well-known Avaatech XRF Core Scanner. Like XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence),…

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…

Drill core element mapping

Chemical element mapping of drill cores is a new service SPECTRAL Industries is offering now. We can perform up to 50 x 50 mm² area scans with down to 100 x 100 µm² spatial resolution, visualising any element, including light elements…

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…

LIBS sensor shown at the The World of Royal Eijkelkamp days

September the 29th over 750 visitors from more then 30 countries visited the The World of Royal Eijkelkamp days in Giesbeek in The Netherlands. SPECTRAL Industries demonstrated the LIBS inline grade scanner, a joint development of Royal…

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…

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…

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…

SPECTRAL first runner-up best tech-idea 2016

  During a live event in the oldest observatory of the Netherlands, SPECTRAL finished first runner-up in the finals for best tech-idea of 2016! We congratulate Medical Delta with their first place. An impression of the event and…