About the Institute

An estimated 7% of the electric power produced worldwide is utilized for comminution processes. Only about 1% of the energy converted by a crusher serves to create new surfaces, i.e. the actual material comminution.

Group photo of staff of the IAM

At the Institute of Mineral Processing Machines, our research focus lies in more energy-efficient machines and ways to process raw materials. On the basis of a well-founded investigation into material properties down to the microscopic level, we develop ideas and solutions for improved, or completely new machine concepts. Energy efficiency and a sustainable utilization of resources are not in contradiction to, but rather depend on economic efficiency and performance – and vice versa!