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For the overall performance of your mine, beneficiation – specifically grinding – is a critical process step. SIMINE Gearless mill drives and SIMINE Pinion mill drives redefine operational reliability, availability, maintenance costs, and energy efficiency. In addition, we offer innovative and intelligent solutions such as condition monitoring that help you achieve highest availability over the entire lifecycle of your plant.
SIMINE solutions for beneficiation
The demands of the mining industry are increasing, and cost constraints are considerable. SIMINE solutions enrich output and quality, lower operating costs, and optimize processes over the entire lifecycle.
Thanks to optimized processes and intelligent condition monitoring, you benefit from lower energy consumption. This pays off in the long run and also allows contributing to environmental protection. Further operational savings decrease costs over the entire lifecycle of your plant. Additionally, precise measurements as well as high reliability and quality increase your beneficiation’s productivity. Regardless whether gearless or pinion mill drives, Siemens has it all and designs solutions that span the entire beneficiation process, integrating mechanics, electrical engineering, automation, and drive technology.
Rapid advancements in electronics and computer technologies have allowed significant progress in the control technology of mill drive systems. For long-term operation of your mine, the only comprehensive solution to the challenges of aging devices is the stepwise modernization of the old control systems. Siemens has been successfully modernizing selected equipment of installed systems for many years now. However, the introduction of the SINAMICS SL150 drive control system for cycloconverters triggered an extensive engineering development with the specific aim of evaluating the complete electrical components of the older systems, defining adequate substitute solutions, and developing alternative modernization concepts. The result of this development is a variety of innovative approaches, based on standard modules, to modernize the existing mill drive to a state-of-the-art system to prepare it for many further years of continuous and reliable operation.
First Quantum Minerals, Ltd., was looking for an innovative mine drive solution for the Sentinel copper mine to ensure the highest level of availability and efficiency with the mills.
Siemens implemented a unique SIMINE Gearless mill drive with SIMATIC PCS 7 mill automation and a Frozen Charge Shaker.
The mine operators profit not just from an operational efficiency of 95.3%, but also from low operating costs, minimized downtime, and outstanding availability and reliability.
Download our information material to learn more about our SIMINE solutions for highly productive, reliable, and efficient beneficiation.
If you need more information on our SIMINE solutions for beneficiation, please let us know. Whether mill drive modernization, mining pumps, or grinding, our experts will be happy to help you.