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can you effectively run SAG mill with the only power draw wh ... (2 replies and 1 comment)

jerry andoh
2 months ago
jerry andoh 2 months ago

Currently my SAG mill load cells aren't working so the quest is how to run the mill with only power draw indication. Assistance will be much appreciated.


2 months ago
papamet26 2 months ago
indeed you can run your mills with only the power draw. u have always known the optimum power limit of your mills en thus u that, as the power increases or decreases u will know your limit thus u decide to grind out or feed the mills. currently that's how we are operating as well
Alex Doll
2 months ago
Alex Doll 2 months ago
2 likes by mlticzon and Colette

Use the bearing pressure.  Not as good as load cells, but still can give an indication of charge mass.

2 months ago

Normally discharge end trunnion lub pressure has really good correlation with mill weight(load cell reading), we used to to use the reading to confirm the reading at commissioning.

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