Productivity game changer: Two-Mass Mining Screens

Sponsored by: General Kinematics

Focused on:

  • Mining Screens
  • Productivity

Date: 10 March


Time: 1200h Sydney/ 0900h Perth/ 1100h Brisbane

Two-Mass screens substantially improve productivity and enable major process debottlenecking

As mine size and tonnage grew exponentially over the recent decade, material handling/processing equipment also increased in size resulting in 400 MT haul trucks, 2000 KW crushers, 12 M SAG/AG mills, 8.5 M ball mills, 3000 M3 flotation cells, and 12.5 MW HPGR’s becoming standards in the global mining industry. And, further process capacity growth is expected.
Other critical equipment, including vibrating screens, had to increase in size to handle tonnages and feed rates upwards of 3500 MTPH. And, there are circuits under design that will require screening feed rates of 4500 MTPH.

It is not uncommon for hi-volume, hi-value comminution circuits to operate significantly below their design tonnages due to underperforming Brute Force Vibrating Screens. General Kinematics® Proprietary STM-SCREEN™ Technology operates beyond the finite design limitations of traditional Brute Force screens. They are designed and constructed to process higher tonnages, at circuit design efficiencies, reliably (with only routine maintenance), and operate for years beyond what has become acceptable in the industry.

About General Kinematics
General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory materials handling and processing equipment. Today the company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, having held more than 200 worldwide patents, and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating equipment design and application. General Kinematics serves a worldwide customer base through a network of engineering-oriented independent sales representatives who cover major industrial markets throughout the United States. International markets are serviced from subsidiary operations and through a combination of representatives, licensed manufacturers, and strategic alliances with leading industry-specific organizations in other strategic locations. Today, over 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed globally. As new process and efficiency challenges emerge, General Kinematics is uniquely qualified to address these needs with advanced technology, innovative engineering, new materials, and manufacturing techniques applied to improving customer productivity and profitability. Today, GK knows no limit in our ability to provide a broad level of engineering support and capacity that other companies cannot offer. We bring a 360-degree view to the whole process picture, often supplying engineering resources our customers do not have, or do not wish to fund internally.

Presented by

Mr Gordon Frank,

Vice President, Business Development & International Sales

Gordon has been with General Kinematics for 16 years and has over 30 years of ascending roles and experience in international capital equipment sales to a broad range of industries. Prior to General Kinematics, Gordon was the President and Founder of FPM Analytics, a technology company that automated analysis and control of chemical processes, most notably key deposition processes in the semiconductor industry. FPM Analytics was acquired by a
leading semiconductor materials and equipment company in year 2000. Gordon has skill in developing and implementing unique market strategies, vectors to achieve success, including combinations of; direct sales offices in foreign countries, regional outsource fabrication partners, alignment with other strategic industry suppliers and representative/agent organizations.

Simon Toal,

Director, Skala Australasia

Simon has been a Director of SKALA, General Kinematics Australian Representative since 2012.
Simon is an experienced project and design manager with a proven record of successful outcomes in major multi-disciplinary projects. His management experience includes the delivery of infrastructure for the Air Force, government authorities, mining, resources and waste management companies, a variety of major industrial clients. Simon’s project management experience includes many projects for Defence, Aviation, Mining, Recycling and Council clients.
Since 2012 Simon has overseen the delivery of multiple General Kinematics projects nationally in key resource sectors including coal, gold, iron ore, aggregates and various industrial processes.
Simon is a strong communicator, with the ability to lead and motivate in a team environment. He is a decisive problem solver with strong organisational skills which has enabled his ability to manage solid project teams and positively influence the outcomes on projects.

Key Learning Objectives

  • RELIABILITY – Experience the most reliable screen in the industry with an average service life 5X that of a brute force model.
  • EFFICIENCY – Increase your screening capacity by up to 40%. 4x retention rate for improved screening.
  • CAPACITY – Improve your throughput by at least 30% within the same physical footprint (eg retrofit)


  • Process Superintendent
  • Manager Innovation
  • Superintendent Metallurgy
  • Project Manager Debottlenecking
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Business Improvement Analyst
  • Process Improvement Analyst
  • Project Director