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 MHC™ Series hydrocyclones provide maximum process performance and uptime during wet classification.

MHC™ Series hydrocyclones

Exceptional efficiency for optimal wet classification performance

High level wet classification in mining is necessary for efficient size control of particles finer than 1 mm in water. There are different methods of wet classification, but when the particles size range is 100-10 micron, hydrocyclones are the optimal choice. MHC™ Series hydrocyclones provide maximum process performance and uptime during wet classification.

High capacity

Innovative inlet head design allows smooth flow of material

Increased uptime

Robust manifold design allows ease of maintenance and superior wear life 

Exceptional separation efficiency

Design brings the next generation of hydrocyclone technology in wet classification


Diverse applications and product offering

Wide range of applications and broad product line offering 

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The next generation hydrocyclone

Designed to improve complete classification package, MHC™ Series hydrocyclone responds to diverse needs, balancing grinding circuit cost and plant performance.

Discover the next generation hydrocyclone offering significant product advantages.

MHC™ Series hydrocyclone - Cutting edge wet classification solution

Wet classification when using hydrocyclones uses separation by centrifugal force covering a size (mass) range of 100-10 microns. High mass particles closer to the outer wall report to the underflow, and lower mass particles closer to the center report to the overflow. 

MHC™ Series hydrocyclones design represents the next generation of hydrocyclones. Equipped with world-class technology and several innovative features, the new range of hydrocyclones offers significant product advantages in comparison to other hydrocyclones. MHC™ hydrocyclones are built to provide a solution to diverse needs, a balanced grinding circuit and overall plant performance. Why choose  MHC™ hydrocyclones for your beneficiation processing or tailings management?

High capacity

The MHC™ Series hydrocyclones inlet head design was developed in coordination with simulation and modeling scientists using the latest CFD-DEM software available. The inlet head design allows for smoother flow of material into the hydrocyclone for increased unit capacity. 

Increased unit capacity combined with minimal turbulence creates a higher throughput wet classification process.

Increase uptime

The next generation design of the MHC™ Series hydrocyclones drive maximum uptime along with decreasing operational costs (OPEX). The MHC™ Series hydrocyclone's industry leading flow rate creates an optimal flow even with given pressure drops. Wear resistant liners are also incorporated for an increased uptime and extended the lifecycle of the parts overall.

With the single component conical section, MHC™ hydrocyclone provides an ease of maintenance reducing downtime. The liner changes out are quick, safe and easy due to the simple design and limited number of parts. Simplicity of the hydrocyclone brings increased uptime and reduced costs.

Exceptional separation efficiency

The MHC™ Series hydrocyclones provide accurate and efficient separation of particles by size (mass). Radial manifolds accurately distribute the feed and collect the underflow and overflow from multiple hydrocyclones operating in parallel. Wear-resistant linings are incorporated into the feed distributor producing minimal turbulence for the underflow and overflow launders. The unique conical geometry provides a smooth acceleration of particles to promote a sharp particle separation for a lower cost.

Special attention is paid toward safe access for monitoring, sampling and maintaining the MHC™ Series hydrocyclones and manifold components.

Diverse applications

MHC™ hydrocyclones fit into various applications and fulfills diverse needs. Specific applications where the MHC™ performs best are grinding circuit classification, and anywhere from primary to fine grinding for a full range of minerals. The MHC™ Hydrocyclones are also available for dewatering and desliming applications.

The broad product offering of hydrocyclone sizes bring increased efficiency and profitability. Each model from MHC™ Series hydrocyclones offering has a range of vortex finder and apex inserts to fine tune wet classification performance.

Why a single conical section hydrocyclone maximizes performance and uptime
The unique, single conical component section hydrocyclone has proven to deliver not only performance benefits, but also increase uptime due to the ease of installation and maintenance. Read on in this blog to learn more about the advantages of this design feature.

The unique CycloneSense™ technology allows you to visualize the performance inside the cyclone. It allows continuous online measurement of the cyclone’s air core shape, size, and location based on process tomography, thus helping to find and maintain the optimal operating point for the hydrocyclone. In addition, the measurement system helps to detect and prevent potential problem situations, such as roping, where the slurry is not properly separated and instead some of the larger particles are sent to the overflow and directly to the next stage of processing.

Read more about the CycloneSense.



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