The first analyser sold by Scantech was the COALSCAN 4500. Since then, the bestselling analyser has been Scantech’s Dual Energy Transmission (DUET) COALSCAN 3500 ash analyser, of which more than 150 have been installed all over the world. The COALSCAN range of analysers has now evolved into the widest range of online coal analysers offered by any company in the world. The COALSCAN 2100 is the latest generation of Scantech’s DUET ash gauges and incorporates all the accumulated operational experience gained since COALSCANs were first developed, but at a significantly reduced price.

The optional superSCAN output display system is available or the results may be displayed on the plant process control system. The very high speed response of the COALSCAN 2100 makes it suitable for such applications as sorting and run of mine monitoring, as well as product monitoring.

As well as building on Scantech’s worldwide reputation for outstanding reliability, you will find the new generation of COALSCAN 2100s are also amongst the easiest to operate and afford. Operators benefit from Scantech’s thirty years field experience designing, installing and maintaining onbelt coal analysers.

An earlier model of the COALSCAN 2100 was the COALSCAN 2500.

"When commodity prices were strong and rising, mining companies could afford minor inefficiencies in their plants. That is rarely the case in these days of lower-grade deposits, lower metal prices and economic pressure from every direction. “We have to do better with lower costs,” said Philip Thwaites, manager of process control for XPS Consulting & Testwork Services. “If you’re not efficient, you’re not going to be around. And our industry can be a lot more efficient.” According to Thwaites, measurement is the cornerstone of control and efficiency. “If you have a poor measurement, or no measurement, you can’t do good control,” he explained. But this is changing. More and more mining companies are conscious of improved measurements and endorsing control, automation and next-generation technologies. What is more, there has been significant progress in automated instruments recently. These measure crucial parameters in the processing circuit and equipment to allow operators to monitor and adjust process control as needed."

Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco, CIM, October 2015