Abstract A comprehensive automatic control system has been developed and implemented for the two-stage grinding circuit at the Paddy's Flat gold plant of Dominion Mining Ltd at Meekatharra in Western Australia. The circuit comprises a SAG mill in closed circuit with a pebble crusher, followed by a ball mill - cyclone secondary circuit. The control system was …

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SAG mills have a power higher than 10 MW. Even ball mills have a power larger than 10 MW. For this reason, they have an important impact in energy consumption and in the operation of the power distribution system. Figure 1. Picture of a typical GMD system for a SAG mill Figure 2 presents the power circuit of a cycloconverter fed synchronous motor.

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Operation & Control Practices for SAG / Ball Mill and Where We've Confused the Two. Join a panel of industry experts for a spirited discussion around current SAG and ball milling issues ranging from design, operation and optimization. Click here to register! Click here to view all presentations at this event.

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semiautogenous grinding (SAG) mills and is the fourth paper in a series of five papers on Inferential Measurement of SAG Mill Parameters. The development of the inferential measurement models of SAG mill discharge and feed streams and mill rock and ball charge levels, detailed earlier in the series, is summarised.

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The ball mill accepts the SAG or AG mill product. Ball mills give a controlled final grind and produce flotation feed of a uniform size. Ball mills tumble iron or steel balls with the ore. The balls are initially 5–10 cm diameter but gradually wear away as grinding of the ore proceeds. The feed to ball mills (dry basis) is typically 75 vol ...

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Since the early 1980s, we have been designing and manufacturing Semi Autogenous Mill (SAG Mill) and Autogenous Mill (AG Mill) under the Fuller-Traylor brand. Semi-autogenous grinding uses a minimal ball charge in the range of 6-15% while autogenous grinding uses ore only. SAG and AG Mills operate by lifting ore/grinding media and dropping it on ...

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Combine ABB's variable-speed drive system with advanced process control - ABB Ability™ Expert Optimizer for grinding - to provide maximum mill control. It can be applied to new or existing AG, SAG and ball mills, powered by either ring …

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The biggest characteristic of the sag mill is that the crushing ratio is large. The particle size of the materials to be ground is 300 ~ 400mm, sometimes even larger, and the minimum particle size of the materials to be discharged can reach 0.1 mm. The calculation shows that the crushing ratio can reach 3000 ~ 4000, while the ball mill's ...

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Ball mill: Ball mills are the most widely used one. Rod mill: The rod mill has the highest efficiency when the feed size is <30mm and the discharge size is about 3mm with uniform particle size and light overcrushing phenomenon. SAG mill: When the weight of the SAG mill is more than 75%, the output is high and the energy consumption is low ...

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Figures 8 and 9 on the right show results from a gold plant's SAG mill achieved with MillStar's Segregated Ore Feed Controller combined with the Power Optimiser: • The standard deviation of the mill feed control is greatly reduced. • The cyclone feed is more stable, allowing for consistent size separation and feed to downstream processes.

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Manta Controls ® have developed the Manta Cube ® system where it is available for SAG Mill Control, AG Mill Control, Ball Mill Control, Flotation Control, Thickener Control and CCD Control. Control of other process units are also available. Read more...

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Control of -SemiAutogenous Grinding(SAG) mill weight is an example of an important process that exhibits many of these aspects. Maintaining the SAG mill weight at the optimum value is critical for achieving maximum grind rate efficiency and mill production (Powell, M.S., van der Westhuizen, A.P., & Mainza, A.N. 2009).

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the SAG mill. This work will look at the effect of removing fine material in the cyclone underflow through fine screening to reduce the re-circulating load. Possible installation of a ball mill to treat the cyclone underflow on milled tonnage is also explored. Freda Rebecca consists of an underground mine and a processing plant.

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Optimization of mill performance by using online ball and pulp measurements by B. Clermont* and B. de Haas* Synopsis Ball mills are usually the largest consumers of energy within a mineral concentrator. Comminution is responsible for 50% of the total mineral processing cost. In today's global markets, expanding mining groups are trying

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5 Low ball charge SAG mill, high mill speed. (4% ball charge, 90% Nc) A cross between AG and SAG for competent, abrasive ores. As typically operated in RSA. 6 SAG mill (configurations 3, and 5 ) with recycle crusher Competent ores, better suited to coarse grind sizes as circulating loads can be high 7 SAG mills treating partially or fully

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In general, the SAG mill manufacturers will control the addition amount of medium such as steel ball at 2-8%, so that the capacity of semi SAG mill to process materials can be increased by 10-30%. The SAG mill liners wear will increase by 15% due to the impact of medium such as steel ball during the SAG mill operation.

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This would be achieved by connecting the expert system to the highest level of control ie provide the set points for the controllers (Elber, 1989). Over the last year or so further Help packages have been implemented. These are:a) HelpSAG Designer - used by Morgardshammar, a leading Swedish mill manufacturer, for optimizing SAG/Ball Mill circuits.

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For economy of scale, new projects consider grinding circuits with SAG and ball mills with 36′ or larger mill diameters with cycloconverter-fed drives with powers in the range near 20 MW.

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SAG mill control fundamentally means managing the load in the mill by adjusting the feed rate of ore to the mill and/or manipulating the rotational speed of the mill. The best way to measure load is to mount the mill on load cells. The load cells are calibrated to measure the total weight of water, grinding media (balls) and ore in the mill ...

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A cone crusher reduces the SAG's discharge screen's oversize material. A 14 foot diameter ball mill ensures final grinding before the flotation stage.Many control strategies were used at the SAG over the past few years. Fuzzy Logic was first used in 2007 in order to control tonnage feed to the SAG.

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AG/SAG/Ball Mill Sizing. Gross Power Draw and Specific Energy Calculator for Autogenous Grinding (AG), Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) and Ball Mills. Exit Mill Calculator.

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Grinding in ball mills is an important technological process applied to reduce the. size of particles which may have different nature and a wide …

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