Metso has developed a new solution to make maintenance of its grinding mills easier.
According to the company, its new line lifting fixture, designed specifically for its VERTIMILL grinding mills, speeds up the change-out of mill liners and increases the process's safety.
Testing the fixture since June this year, Metso says it will release it to the wider market early next year, according to Mineweb.
It was developed on the back of customer demand and the increasing size of grinding mills, which in turn have necessitated the need for larger and heavier liners and made the traditional method of installing screw liners with normal lifting tool both harder, and potentially hazardous.
Metso stated that "you can not perform today's tasks with yesterday's methods and expect to be in business tomorrow".