The preparation of ball or pebble mill feed is an important application for Metso's rod mills.
The preparation of ball or pebble mill feed is an important application for Metso's rod mills. These mills produce a uniform-sized product while minimizing the production of tramp oversize and unwanted fines.
The rod mills accept a feed size up to 2" and produce a typical product size of 5 to 10 mesh when operating in open circuit and as fine as 35 mesh in closed circuit with a screen or other sizing device.
The rod mill, a tumbling mill characterized by the use of rods as grinding media, is used for grinding ores, coal/coke, and other materials for both wet
and dry applications. The rod mill performs best when making products having a top size of 4 mesh to 16 mesh operating in open circuit, or as fine as 35 mesh operating in closed circuit with a screen or other sizing device. The rod mill accepts feed ore as coarse as 1 1/2” top size although better performance is obtained by restricting ore feed size to 3/4”.
Materials too wet for fine crushing and dry screening may be wet ground in a rod mill. Practice has demonstrated the ability of a rod mill to dry grind damp materials that will pack or plug other grinding equipment. and scrap loss are reduced by correct selection of liners for the specific grinding duty. Additional
benefit results from use of a backing material, such as rubber between the liners and the mill shell.
Brochure Rod Mills EN (742 kB)
Brochure Rubber Roller mills SRR EN (375 kb)