The Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone can achieve up to 50% higher throughput in the 26-in. diameter range due to its larger inlet and vortex finder configurations, according to Weir Minerals. These cyclones also provides a higher throughput than the Cavex 650CVX, but in a smaller, more space-efficient body, making it a great option for new installations. It is also sized to fit into existing cyclone clusters for easy retrofitting to increase capacity.

“The need to increase throughput to maintain production levels is a reality for much of our industry, with many plants needing to process more than they have in the past in the same footprint,” said Mark Lockyer, global product manager-hydrocyclones for Weir Minerals. “Sites that can achieve higher throughput with minimal capital expenditure certainly have a competitive advantage.

“Cavex hydrocyclones have been highly regarded for their proven efficiency and high capacity performance for decades,” Lockyer said. “We are committed to ensuring our products stay in step with our customers’ needs, which means developing solutions to maximize throughput both within current plant setups and in greenfield operations. The Cavex 700CVX hydrocyclone delivers on this commitment, and like all our products, is backed up by Weir Minerals’ extensive global service and aftermarket support.”

Cavex CVX hydrocyclones are designed to withstand severe abrasion caused by the rotational flow of solids and slurry. The unique shape of the Cavex hydrocyclone range features a laminar spiral inlet geometry that allows the slurry to follow a natural path without encountering any shelves, edges or corners. This reduces turbulence inside the hydrocyclone, which helps maximize separation efficiency, hydraulic capacity and wear life, while minimizing localized wear in the feed chamber and vortex finder.

Other features of the Cavex 700 CVX hydrocyclone include fabricated steel or cast ductile casing, replaceable elastomer liners up to 45-mm thick, ceramic lower cones, rubber-lined steel vortex finders, rubber or ceramic spigots, rubber-lined steel overflow pipe or air core booster caps.