THUNDER BAY – Business – Accurassay Laboratories, with the support of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), is pleased to announce the commissioning of a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sample crushing system at its Thunder Bay facility. This system, engineered by Australia’s IMP Group, features German Herzog technology and delivers enhanced accuracy and precision, superior process control, and improved occupational health and safety.
Accurassay unveiled this equipment with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 2nd, 2013 at their Gorham Road facility after the conclusion of that day’s proceedings of the Northwestern Ontario Mines and Minerals Symposium (NWOMMS) at the Valhalla Inn.
“The growth of Accurassay Laboratories in Thunder Bay will help respond to an increased demand for mineral analysis services in Ontario and elsewhere. I am very pleased that the NOHFC could support this expansion and modernization project which will help create good jobs for northerners,” commented Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the NOHFC.
Accurassay Laboratories New Sample Crushing System
Rob Duncan, President of Accurassay stated that “While we have been investing in the automation of our laboratory for many years now, this new crushing system is our largest investment to date, and represents a significant milestone on our path to full automation. Improved process control, worker health and safety and productivity are all benefits that we will achieve, and we are excited about what this technology means for us, the customers we serve and the community of Thunder Bay.”
The ribbon-cutting ceremony included an address from Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines who had said that: “Key investments are essential to growing Ontario’s mining and mineral exploration industry. I am delighted that, with NOHFC support, Accurassay Laboratories is expanding its services. The installation of their new automated crushing system is certainly a welcome addition that will create new jobs for Thunder Bay.”
This system is the first if its kind for any commercial lab in the Americas and Accurassay is proud to be the lab that is putting Thunder Bay into the spotlight of automation excellence. This system represents a fundamental shift in the technology that is used in sample processing as well as the skill development of its operators.