Press release October 27, 2015 12:00:00 PM CET

Metso expands successful Megaliner(TM) concept to include grinding mill heads

Metso expands successful Megaliner(TM) concept to include grinding mill heads

Metso Corporation's press release on October 27, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EET

The new Metso Megaliner(TM) for grinding mill heads provides the same benefits as Metso's original Megaliner(TM): safe installation and maximized availability. Downtime is costly for grinding mills. With Metso Megaliner(TM) for grinding mill heads, installation time is much faster as the liner has much fewer attachment points and the number of liner components is reduced by up to 80 %.

Metso has expanded its light-weight Poly-Met Megaliners(TM), concept with the new Megaliner(TM) for mill heads. Like Metso's other Megaliners(TM), this newest offering increases productivity in mills and makes maintenance and installation work safer than it is with traditional liners. 

Suitable for AG, SAG and ball mills, the easy-to-install Megaliner(TM) for mill heads is larger than conventional liners - and yet still light enough to be handled by the same 7- to 8-axis liner handlers. The Megaliner(TM) is also less prone to cracking than other lining types commonly found in this kind of application.

The Megaliner(TM) for mill heads minimizes the number of components to be installed by integrating multiple lifter and shell plate rows and providing the option to include filling segments. Fewer installation points speed up the installation and change-out process, as well. The reference installation of the Megaliner(TM) for mill heads on a 38' AG mill shows that installation time was reduced by 30 %, and there is potential for even further improvements.

Safe and quick installation

Megaliner's(TM) innovative attachment system improves worker safety during installation and change-outs; there is no need for workers to be in the danger-zone of the liners since the liner bolts are attached from the outside of the mill. The Metso Liner Positioning System allows the liner handler operator to act alone and position liners without the guidance of others inside the mill. Bright guiding markers make positioning and alignment even easier.

Removal is also safer and quicker. The threaded portion of the standard hex-head liner bolt is protected from dust, corrosion and general mechanical damage. Once loosened, it is often possible to remove the liner bolts simply by hand-turning them. Pneumatic or recoilless hydraulic hammers are usually not needed for liner removal, as gravity helps to do the work.      

Metso is the world's leading industrial company in the mining and aggregates industries and in the flow control business. Our knowledge, people and solutions help drive sustainable improvements in performance and profitability in our customers' businesses.

Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety. Our products range from mining and construction equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our solutions are delivered and supported by decades of process knowledge and a broad scope of services backed by a global footprint of over 90 service centers, thousands of service employees, and an extensive logistics network.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. In 2014, Metso's net sales totaled EUR 3.7 billion. Metso employs approximately 13,000 industry experts in more than 50 countries. Expect results.

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For further information, please contact:

Tage Möller, Vice President, Mill Lining Solutions, Metso, Tel. +46 910 584223, +46 706757231, Email: tage.moller@metso.com

Anne Rantanen, Director, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 2253, Email: anne.rantanen@metso.com