TESCAN's fully Integrated and automated Mineral Analyser

World’s only fully integrated automated mineral analysis solution providing in depth mineralogy with mineral chemistry, liberation, associations, and grain size analysis

  • TESCAN TIMA automated mineralogy SEM system

    Key Features

    • A favourite for geological research and process metallurgy optimisation due to the high speed mapping, superior quality data and versatile reporting software
    • Used by geological research to visualize and quantify petrological properties such as alteration, contact zones, fractures, exsolution structures, deformation re-crystallization and mapping distribution.
    • Mine-site ready with liberation analysis enabling you to understand the ore in the streams of your concentrator with mineralogy, mineral associations, grain size, particle size and statistics
    • Highest throughput in the market using up to 4 EDS detectors
    • Fully automated Modal, Liberation, Bright Phase search analysis with a highly user friendly and intuitive software
    • Multiple mapping modes available including high resolution mapping, dot mapping, point spectrometry and line mapping
    • Online and offline quantitative EDS measurements with the offline software having the same full functionality
    • Sophisticated particle analysis and viewing tools with accurate particle and field stitching capabilities
    • Automated and sophisticated reporting with many pre-defined output formats
    • TESCAN integrated 100 sample autoloader allows 24/7 continuous and uninterrupted operation
    • Continuous software improvements and free updates for users

Product Review

  • Since its installation in 2015, the Northparkes onsite mineralogy program, driven by data from the TESCAN TIMA, has advanced both its analytical ability and driven many critical business processes

    Dylan MorganOre Processing Technical Superintendent - Northparkes Mines

The TIMA is the most advanced SEM for Automated Mineralogy. With the integrated approach of the hardware, detectors and software. The performance unsurpassed giving high speed measurements and analysis of large batches of mineralogy samples.

Working closely with research and industry alike, Tescan have created a instrument favoured for its high quality outputs and versatile reporting software.

The TIMA can have up to 4 integrated EDX detectors together with BSE and SE detectors or one or more of the EDX can be substituted with Catholuminescence or WD detectors.

  • Analyse samples from process metallurgy

  • Quantitative Mineralogy

  • Liberation Analysis

    To determine the degree of exposure of minerals on the surface for flotation/dissolution

  • Quantify complex particles

    To determine the minerals in your streams

  • View data by graphs or tables

  • Grain size distribution

  • Visual images of mineral grains

  • Associations & textures such as fine grained minerals

  • All
  • Automated Mineralogy
  • CL
  • CLEM
  • Core Scanning
  • EBSD
  • EDS
  • Electron Beam Lithography (EBL)
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Fabrication
  • FIB
  • Hyperspectral
  • In situ
  • LIBS
  • Micro XRF
  • Microscopy
  • Raman
  • SEM
  • Spectroscopy
  • TEM
  • Thermal Probe Lithography
  • WDS