Why do I need so much room at the feed end of the mill?
The feed end of the mill is usually the 'business end' of mill relining activities. This end of the mill is typically used to access the mill to facilitate the liner exchange.
For maximum reline efficiency, it is preferable that a concentrator plant be designed to facilitate all relining functions that occur at the feed end, including:
- manoeuvring of the Mill Relining Machine or Mill Liner Handler into and out of the feed end of the mill
- temporary storage of new and worn liners, bolts, washers and nuts nearby to provide quick access
- access for Feed Chute Transporters and space for storage and maintenance of the feed chute
- room for the efficient movement of a forklift to deliver new liners and remove old liners to the liner cart
- space for THUNDERBOLT Hammers to operate at the feed end more easily
- location of O-ZONE Liner Lifting Tools, T-MAGs and T-MAG adapters, spare moils, and other consumables for quick access, and
- when a mill floor is located high above ground level, storage of THUNDERBOLT Hammers and Power Packs, the Mill Relining Machine or Mill Liner Handler, and THUNDERBOLT Suspension options between relines.
When Greenfield site concentrator plant designers consider the potential opportunity to improve annual mill availability, by designing to accommodate the RME Mill Relining Systems products, the provision of space at the feed end will pay dividends for the life of the mine asset.
RME is experienced, however, in designing a custom made Mill Relining System that still delivers value for Brownfield sites where such considerations have not been taken into account or subsequent additions to installed plant have restricted the available space.
For more information, please contact RME.