Our robust autogenous and semi-autogenous mills ensure efficient self-comminution of the product within the mill. In many cases, a SAM mill can replace a high-maintenance combination of crushing and screening equipment, making it a reliable, cost-effective alternative. As with ball mills, the material inside is lifted by the rotary motion, falls down by gravity and is crushed in this way. In the case of particularly hard material or in order to accelerate the comminution process, grinding media can be added which additionally break up the material. If the throughput rate is to be increased in the future, a ball mill can be flexibly added downstream.
Flexibility in feed chute design to suit difficult ore characteristics (highly abrasive, sticky, etc.).
Customised discharge arrangements to suit trommel screens or vibrating screens.
Various feed end seal arrangements to get the best solution for sealing and liner maintenance.
In autogenous and semi-autogenous mills the material grinds mainly itslef. The feed material is lifted by the shell lining of the mill during rotation. Because of the gravity the material falls down and breaks as a result of the material impact. If the material is very hard or if the crushing is to be accelerated, grinding media can be added to the autogenous mill. In this case we speak of semi-autogenous mills.
When the product
With coarser product finenesses, the large mill diameter is required to generate the trapping energy for comminution. If the product has to be ground up less finely, this requires a comparatively higher trap energy and in return a shorter residence time of the material in the mill, therefore a special length becomes irrelevant.
Making grinding processes as efficient as possible is a science in itself – one to which we dedicate our entire expertise and spirit of innovation. From the invention of the first MONOBLOC diaphragm to the technical fine-tuning of the separator QDK. How we became what we are today.