THE EYES HAVE IT: IMPROVING MILL AVAILABILITY THROUGH VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
At the 2015 SAG Conference Greg Kingdon of Kaltech Global presented on recently developed tools that allow for greatly enhanced performance and monitoring of SAG/AG Mills.
This paper describes the introduction of two unique tools that discard the longstanding notion that it is impossible to assess liner condition without stopping the mill and pulling the feed chute.
Specifically, this paper details the tools used to provide real-time visual assessment and detailed liner wear monitoring of a running SAG/AG mill, using a MillWatch Camera Unit and the Kaltech iBolt, the intelligent mill liner bolt.
The considerable and demonstrable value that these tools bring when used in concert is discussed in detail, as are the other possible uses for this technology in other applications such as HPGRs.