In a move to enhance its technology offering in the field of minerals processing, Johannesburg– based IMS Engineering has entered into a partnership with Colognebased Steinert Elektromagnetbau GmbH – a global leader in separation technology for the recycling, metals and mining industries.

This partnership enables the South African company not only to offer the sensor-based separation and sorting systems it has become known for – like optical and X-ray sorting – but also the more traditional Steinert separation systems that use eddy current and magnetic technologies.

Both IMS Engineering and Steinert have a strong track record in the marketing, supply and support of equipment and technologies to the minerals processing industry – IMS in southern Africa and Steinert in Australia.

IMS-Steinert partnership

The IMS-Steinert partnership (from the left): Dr Uwe Habich, technical manager Steinert, Mr. Lasni Millar, managing director IMS Engineering, Mr. Lütke von Ketelhodt, general manager mining, construction & recycling IMS Engineering, and Mr. Franz Heiringhoff, CEO Steinert

Through its cooperation with Steinert, IMS Engineering can now offer a range of sensorbased separation systems, including optical, eddy current, dual energy X-ray, near-infrared, and combinations thereof. The new partnership will pool the experience and expertise of the two companies.

IMS Engineering believes its strength lies in the market development and sale of innovative processing technology in southern Africa, based on its proven capacity to service technologies from abroad. STEINERT will now serve as a further technology partner for IMS Engineering, which already has successful crushing, milling and screening technology partnerships in place with EarthTechnica Company Limited, Hazemag, Allgaier, Köppern, Tyazhmash, Mekhanobr Engineering and Haahjem.

The new partnership will also enable IMS Engineering to offer Steinert’s more traditional separation technologies to the metal, recycling and mining industries. These range from the supply of suspension magnets and magnetic drums, through wet drum separators, to complete solutions for bath scraps for aluminium production.

As a developer and manufacturer of some of the world’s leading separation and sorting technologies, Steinert has production locations in Germany, Australia and China, and marketing and sales offices in Europe, Australia, the USA, Brazil and Japan. It is anticipated that its partnership with IMS Engineering will significantly strengthen the Steinert footprint in the southern African market.