RUSSELL Mill Relining Machines and Mill Liner Handlers have an operational life of up to 25 years, which will often suit factors such as mill life, liner technologies, mine life and mill liner handling technology advancement. RME designs our suite of technologies for long term use, and the fact that there are over 150 RME Mill Relining Machines and Mill Liner Handlers worldwide that are operational and over 5 years old, gives credibility to RME's claims of design and manufacturing leadership.
However, sometimes an older Mill Relining Machine or Mill Liner Handler will be able to be updated to ensure it's functionality is able to keep pace with the newer technologies available on newer machines. Retrofitting newer technologies to older machines is becoming greatly demanded as many of RME's Mill Relining Machines and Mill Liner Handlers age.
Furthermore, many of the components of the Mill Relining Machines and Mill Liner Handlers have a finite, age-dependent life. RME strongly recommends a major overhaul, including non-destructive testing and complete hydraulic hose refit, every 5 years.
RME considers that the best option for advising and performing upgrades to RME's equipment, is RME itself. RME has full knowledge of rebuild opportunities to ensure that the functionality of each of its machines is as good as it can be.
Numerous clients have undertaken major rebuilds of their machines, and for around the third of the cost of a new Mill Relining Machine or Mill Liner Handler, RME can provide a customer with a machine that will easily operate until end of the mine asset. This is especially prudent when the commodity price and cost to alleviate the mineral from the ore body is more viable, and economic decisions to extend the life of the mine are made.
For more information regarding undertaking a major rebuild, please contact RME.