Sepro Tire Drive Agglomeration Drums are specifically designed to prepare feeds with high fines content for gold and base metal heap leaching operations. The agglomerating action in the agglomeration rotary drum, combined with small additions of cement, lime or organic polymers, binds the fines into an agglomerated pelletized product. This product is then heaped and leached without “pooling” and “channeling” caused by loss of heap permeability. Complete with a variable frequency drive (VFD) package, operators are able to fine tune the operation of the Sepro Agglomerator based on the application. No auxiliary drive is required to perform maintenance. Sepro Mineral Systems Agglomerator shells are manufactured in one piece to high quality standards and are thermally stress relieved to eliminate localized high stress areas.
The machine utilizes the Sepro Mineral Systems Pneumatic Tire Drive System (PTDS) which provides an alternative to standard chain and gear drive systems. This system of rubber tires mounted on independent gearboxes have been proven in numerous difficult applications and have been shown to provide excellent serviceability and reliability. An instrumental feature accompanying Sepro’s tire driven equipment is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which comes standard with each Sepro rotary control console.