In order to maintain its production level constant our customer was constraint to replace its vertical mill tires at least every 1.5 years.
Our customer was looking to increase its maintenance interval with the increase of the tires lifetime without dropping the plant's output.
Magotteaux approached the customer with its latest development for VRM tires and two Duocast® High Performance tires were installed in its mill.
Two years later:
No output drop recorded
No increase in specific grinding energy
The customer satisfaction was illustrated by a repeat order of this new technology. Even without considering the additional lifetime, the savings on grinding efficiency and hence on electrical power are estimated at 1,000,000 USD over the two years of lifetime.