CME to distribute Aceros grinding mill liners
Crushing & Mining Equipment (CME) has been appointed by Aceros Chile S.A. as its sole distributor for steel grinding mill liners (GML) throughout Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Africa.
According to CME, the perpetual agreement provides it with a complete range of steel mill liners for SAG and ball mills as well as an additional source of manganese wear products for cone, gyratory and jaw crushers.
Jeff Smith, CME’s chief executive commented that “Aceros has built a reputation in South America as a quality supplier of GML, supplying some of the world’s largest mining companies throughout the southern continent.
“Not only do they provide a very competitive product, but they also have some of the best quality control processes I have seen and have consistently demonstrated the kind of innovation that CME looks for in all of its partners.
“Whilst we remain pragmatic regarding our entry into Australia’s GML market we believe that we can provide a credible alternative to the duopoly that currently exists and we look forward to becoming a major supplier over the coming years.”
Furthermore, Brett Holmes, CME’s product development manager stated that “The real benefit for us was the level of quality control and technical support that Aceros is able to offer, with attention to detail and traceability consistent with global best practice.”
According to CME, all products produced by Aceros undergo strict quality control and inspection via multi-level validation and testing procedures throughout the design and manufacturing process. In addition to this, CME has implemented independent controls after delivery to provide confidence that all products supplied will be suitable for the specified site requirements.
To complement the technical support already provided by Aceros under the agreement, CME’s engineering department is developing proprietary mill modelling software, based on in-house experience and industry research. This will allow CME’s engineers to validate designs against theoretical considerations which will then be benchmarked against its growing application database.
CME says it provides services such as condition monitoring, shutdown inspections and post-removal liner analysis as a standard addition to supply contracts, with the level of support tailored to individual requirements.
CME recognises that not all mills use steel liners, and in response has recently secured the supply of rubber mill liners and components.
“These liners are sourced from a quality global rubber manufacturer, allowing CME to provide customised solutions for all types of grinding mills, regardless of configuration,” said Holmes.