Grinding Solutions to Optimize Mill Performance
The knowledge and deep understanding of the unique challenges at each mining operation help ME Elecmetal provide solutions to positively impact priority KPIs: tons per hour, safety management, availability and maintainability of equipment, risk prevention, among others. At ME Elecmetal, we analyze our customers’ applications to determine the ideal combination of design and materials to achieve the optimal wear performance and throughput for their specific equipment, whether it is an AG, SAG, Ball, Rod or Tower mill.
Our liner designs and materials are developed to deliver maximum wear life and throughput in both high impact and high abrasion applications, regardless of the type of mill. ME Elecmetal is always working on the next generation of alloys to increase wear performance and grind efficiency.
ME Elecmetal works closely with operators and plant maintenance crews to monitor wear performance and production rates, customizing each liner for the best possible performance. All variables are considered in this analysis — from the characteristics of the ore and the customer’s operative strategies, to their production goals.
ME Elecmetal’s innovative material and liner designs deliver proven, world class performance, while minimizing costly reline and downtime. Our wear parts are manufactured according to the highest quality standards and state-of-the-art technology and engineering, resulting in the most reliable lowest total-cost-of-ownership-solutions for our customers.
ME Elecmetal offers a wide range of complementary services, including condition monitoring to further improve efficiency and provide our customers with timely information.
ME FIT System®: Fully Integrated Technology from ME Elecmetal
ME Elecmetal’s delivers integral solutions for grinding and crushing applications through our ME FIT System® offering. The system involves a collaborative approach to examine customer needs and develop customized solutions that address operational challenges and add demonstrable value to our customers’ operations.
The simple supply of parts and components is not the purpose of ME FIT Systems — we seek to improve our customers’ KPIs. To achieve this, we consider all factors affecting the grinding processes. We collect operational data including processed tonnage, available power, down time, load levels and all other relevant information about how their mills operate. We measure how long media and liners last, what production levels they are achieving and what opportunities there are for improvement in their comminution process.
Changes introduced to processes in mining can affect both current and downstream operations. At ME Elecmetal, we understand that every decision made is absolutely critical. Before proposing changes to our customers, we run a series of simulations and tests, so we can be confident that the solutions we are developing will minimize any risks or adverse effects.
ME Elecmetal’s technical support and training goes above and beyond standard services offered by other suppliers. These services include DEM and FEM simulation services, 3D laser scanning for wear analysis, reline optimization, continuous improvement programs and grinding circuit optimization.
3D DEM Simulations
Load levels, water percentage, speed, liner design, ball mill size and bolt torque are some of the variables that come into play, and digitization allows these variables to be addressed individually, or in combination to gain a better understanding of the operation.
Digitally capturing and analyzing operational data, combined with information collected through other tools, allows us to generate “insights” to guide the creation of specific solutions to address unique challenges.
VAP – A Philosophy that Inspires
More than a work methodology, VAP (Value-Added Philosophy), is a strategy to tackle complex technical challenges through our ME FIT System® programs.
Leveraging the unparalleled market knowledge and technical expertise of ME Elecmetal’s team, VAP is aimed at creating value in mining processes, analyzing and quantifying results and offering the best cost-effective solutions to our customers.
As part of VAP we record the tangible benefits of every project in a report provided to, and validated by, our customers. These reports are also useful as technical references for future projects.
Collaboration builds trust and strengthens relationships over time. VAP provides transparency and enables the development of highly effective solutions. We align with the priorities of our customers, positioning ME Elecmetal as a true strategic partner in mining.
For more information, visit www.me-elecmetal.com or call 480-730-7500.