Copper Ore Pellets Production Line

As a raw material in the field of metallurgy, copper ore has high economic value. If you want it to give full play to its commercial value, you can make it into pellets. This is not only convenient for transportation, but also allows the mineral elements contained in the copper ore to be fully preserved in subsequent use. How to process copper ore into particles? Mainly using copper ore rocks and some binders as material, crushing, mixing, powder screening, granulation, granules screening and packaging. Finally, don’t forget to filter gas waste to meet local environmental requirements.


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How to Process Copper Ore Rocks for Granular Fertilizer Production?

The main materials of copper ore pellets production are copper ore rocks. However, it is unwise to directly use them to prepare the required granules. There are some necessary processes needed.

Crushing Copper Ore Rocks into Fine Powder

Due to better copper ore pellets manufacturing, it is advisable to crush copper ore rocks in powder first. For one thing, copper ore powder can fully commingle with some binders. For another, powdery material is greatly beneficial for copper ore pellets making. Here, we recommend to use jaw crusher to break rocks into small particles. Then Raymond mill is an excellent choice to further grind small copper ore particles into fine powder.

vertical type crusher for copper ore pellets production
mixer for making copper ore pellets

Mixing with Calcium Compounds and Clay Minerals

Besides copper ore rocks, calcium compounds and clay minerals are also the important binders for making copper ore pellets. Therefore, in order to produce quality copper ore granules, it is necessary to mix copper ore rock powder with  calcium compounds and clay minerals evenly. For this, we can provide you with suitable fertilizer blending equipment. Small scale, large scale, disc vertical and various horizontal mixers.

Powder Screening Machine

Can we granulate copper ore powder directly after crushing? Yes, but in order to prepare better copper ore pellets, you need to add a powder screener after manure shredder. Rotary screening equipment will further remove waste from fine copper ore powder.

dust cover for copper ore powder sieve machine

If you have no plan to make granular copper ore, only need three steps, you can sell finished powdery copper ore to your customers. Crushing, sieving and packaging. As a professional fertilizer equipment factory, SX can offer you an ideal copper ore powder making plan.

What is the Process of Copper Ore Pellets Manufacturing?

However, if you want to manufacture copper ore pellets, after powder screening, you need to take the following steps:

Copper Ore Granulation

Then you can take the most important step – copper ore granulation. Here are three types of granulator that are recommended to you. When you only start a small scale copper ore granulation, it is advisable to buy pan pelletizer, whose capacity is 1-6 t/h. However, for large scale copper ore pellets making, drum granulator is the most suitable one. Because it has a large output of 1-30 t/h, you can finish large scale copper ore granules manufacturing effectively. Is there a lower cost copper ore granulation plan? Of course. Double roller granulator is designed for you. It adopts dry granulation method, So you can save money on drying and cooling.

Granular Copper Ore Screening

One standard of quality granular fertilizer making is uniform size. But there is no equipment that has a 100% granulation rate of required copper ore size pellets. Then how to sieve out the required granule, which can enter the next process? Granule rotary screener is here! Galvanized steel mesh can divide copper ore balls into small size, required size and large size. After screening, you can return small and large size pellets to crush and granulation again.

rotary sieve machine for copper ore granules
dryer delivery for making copper ore pellets

Drying and Cooling

As mentioned above, double roller dry granulation doesn’t need subsequent drying and cooling. However, they are necessary for disc and rotary drum granulations of copper ore material. The reason is that after wet granulation, the moisture content of pellet is about 20%. It is not high, but still does not meet the requirements of long time storage. So you need to add dryer and cooler after pan pelletizer and drum granulator.


In general, this is the end of an copper ore pellets production line. Pakckaged granules is more convenient for storage, transport and use. For this process, SX also can provide you with professional automatic bagging equipment, which has a quantitative precision of 2 %. This machine can help you pack finished copper ore pellets into bags quickly.

packaging copper ore granules

How to Dispose of Gas Waste Generated by Copper Ore Pellets Production?

gas waste disposal for copper ore pellets production

For copper ore granules manufacturing plant setup, there is an item you need to pay attention to. It is gas waste treatment. In order to prevent environmental pollution, copper ore pellets making gas waste is essential. But how to make exhaust gas harmless? We recommend you buy our water curtain dust collector. Under the action of water, the gas waste will become hydrofluoric acid and hexafluorosilicic acid, which can meet the international discharging requirements.

4 Mainly Factors Affect the Cost of Copper Ore Granules Plant Setup

Material Cost

Material preparation is an essential step for copper ore granules production. It is advisable to use copper ore that are readily available in your country and the materials source is as close as possible. This can help you spend less on copper ore making materials buying.

Copper Ore Pellets Making Machine Price

In the early stages of construction of the copper ore pellets making factory, the copper ore granules equipment cost plays an important role. And it usually is not fixed, will change with your copper ore pellets making scale, method, design, etc. Here, SX will try our best to help you.

Copper Ore Granules Plant Area Cost

Moreover, another large output in initial copper ore pellets preparation factory building is area buying on rental. A copper ore granules manufacturing plant consists of material area, equipment area, finished copper ore pellets storage area, etc. Generally, the larger the area, the higher the budget; the smaller the area, the lower the budget.

Granular Copper Ore Production Line Running Consumption

In the long term, you also need to focus on the cost of daily operation of copper ore granules making system. Including costs of labor force, energy consumption, maintenance, etc.

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