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Outotec acquires Scanalyse in Australia

Outotec has completed the acquisition of an Australian-based Scanalyse Holdings.

Scanalyse is a software technology company that provides services in process equipment condition and performance monitoring.

Scanalyse was established in 2005, based on Curtin research into the application of laser scanning technology to monitor wear of equipment used in mining and mineral processing operations.

The resulting products for grinding mills and gyratory crushers have been sold on an international scale and Scanalyse now has operations in Australia, Brazil, Chile and the United States.

Scanalyse has 36 employees, with sales of some few million euros in 2012. Outotec expects to significantly increase the sales of these products worldwide.

"Scanalyse is an innovative young company specialising in measurement software development. Its condition and performance monitoring technologies and services are a valuable addition to Outotec's life cycle services portfolio," says Outotec CEO Pertti Korhonen.

"By combining the expertise of Scanalyse and Outotec we can offer new value added services to our common customer base.

"There are good opportunities to multiply the business volume of grinding mill and crusher monitoring services and to further develop applications for other process equipment, e.g. refractory lined vessels."

The first two products developed by Scanalyse are world firsts for in-situ measurement, modelling and management of grinding mills and gyratory crushers.

MillMapper was the original product, combining laser scanning technology with an integrated software suite to provide accurate measurement of liner thickness, weight and condition for the entire mill surface.

CrusherMapper was the second, using similar technology to MillMapper and providing accurate forecasting and wear rate modelling on gyratory crusher mantles and concave liners.

Peter Clarke, Scanalyse CEO, said the acquisition would mean that enhanced services would be offered to Scanalyse customers and that, with the global reach of Outotec’s networks, even more rapid growth could be expected.

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