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Grinding Mill Clutch

06 June 2019

Wichita Clutch Smooth Operators

Smooth Operators: Wichita multi-plate clutch technology

On geared ball and SAG mills with large inertia loads, multi-plate clutches are often utilized to provide smooth torque ramp-up to the mill’s pinion gear speed while keeping the power spike down on the motor current draw as the mill starts to rotate.

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07 March 2019

Fertilizer Plant Ball Mills

Wichita GMC Grinding Mill Clutches for Fertilizer Plant Ball Mills

One of China’s largest chemical/fertilizer producers was experiencing unusually high failure rates of the clutches installed on three ball mills at its processing facility. The clutch’s friction discs needed to be replaced every six months which was a very costly and labor intensive problem.

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12 December 2016

Copper Mine SAG Mill China

Wichita Clutch Grinding Mill Clutch for Copper Mine SAG Mill

A Leading global grinding mill OEM needed a reliable clutch solution for a geared SAG mill at one of China’s largest open pit copper mines. The clutch is needed to provide smooth starts during mill startup.

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28 November 2016

Copper Mine Grinding Mill

Wichita Grinding Mill Clutch for Copper Mine Grinding Mill

A reliable clutch solution was required for a ball mill at one of the world’s largest (and oldest) open pit copper mines located in Mexico. The clutch’s primary role on the dual-pinion, direct-drive geared mill is to provide smooth starts during mill startup.

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