BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania Throughput at the Minera Los Pelambres copper mill in Chile has been upped to 114,000 tonnes/day from 85,000 tonnes, and FFE MINERALS says it supplied the mill discharge components. The U.S. company redesigned and furnished new SAG mill discharge components. The assembly included cast pulp dischargers, grates, lifters, a new higher-strength cast trunnion-trommel adaptor, and higher-strength trommel assemblies.
FFE Minerals was the original equipment supplier to the Minera Los Pelambres project in 1997 to install the SAG circuit. The original equipment included one 60- by 110-inch gyratory crusher; two 36- by 19-ft, 17,000-hp SAG mills; and four 21- by 33.5-ft, 9,500-hp ball mills.
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