Today mill liners contribute 60% of PRIMA’s production output and have become our primary growth driver with a new foundry under construction

What’s more, value-added services including wear-life optimisation provide PRIMA customers with a complete solution.

Our proud legacy in mill liner development dates back to South Africa’s Gold Rush during the 1930s. From the start, we supplied mill liners to Rod & Ball Mills, and over the years we have grown alongside the market’s requirements into AG and SAG mills.

In the 1970s, we began to export mill liner sets and today, we proudly supply to mine sites in the US, Russia, Europe, Australia, and Africa – directly and through OEM customers.

Whether you need a direct liner replacement or an end-to-end, fully integrated milling solution, PRIMA can help. Through our various milling services, we deliver progressive milling improvements across the entire value chain.

Targeted mill performance improvements

We target performance improvements across throughput, energy efficiency, liner life, downtime, or a combination of these. Our 80 years in the business and our vastly experienced team mean that we’re able to leverage a variety of tools for our on-site inspections and off-site application engineering, namely:

  • Trajectory software to predict the influence of mill liner profile design
  • Discrete Element Modelling software to simulate the bulk behaviour of particles inside the mill and their effect on liners
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to accurately predict the effect of slurry on trajectory and discharge through grates and pulp lifters
  • 3D scanning for wear monitoring of mill liners
Prima Targeted Mill Performance Improvements On The Milling

Our four-key Milling approach

Explore the required process objectives and outcomes.
Conduct a holistic review, including mill operation and process audits.
Execute an engineering program aimed to achieve the optimal balance between mill operating conditions and liner design.
Monitor mill performance & readjust approach as necessary.

In addition, PRIMA is able to manage your supply chain using our Smart Stock Solution, to ensure your liners are available when you need them at lowest possible holding cost to company. Ask about our Used Liner Buy-Back Programme for certain locations.

Let’s discuss your milling requirements