For charging grinding rods into rod mills
rod mill rod replacing time with an automated solution. Capable of
laying or propelling rods into mills via an extendable boom, the
McLellan rod charger reduces time and labor during critical relining
& maintenance periods.
The Rod Charger
has been designed to be the backbone for the Periodic Maintenance of
the Mill Rod Replenishment. Each unit is designed to place rods through
minimal mill openings.
McLellan offers a
customizable solution to rod charging designed by out in house team of
engineers. Options include independently driven wheels or rails, rod
racks for increased rod capacity, retracting beams, etc.
//Why choose a McLellan Rod Charger?
Reduce downtime by mechanically driving rods back into the mill quicker than conventional means.
Efficiently charge rods with an integrated, stackable rod rack.
Prevent injury and strain by removing operator contact the rod charging process.
General Operating Procedure
operating description of the McLellan Rod Charger Handler was specially
designed to Replenish the Rods in the Mill. It was built with the
specifications to optimally and safely meet the Customer’s requirements
in replenishing Rods with minimal downtime to the Mill. The Rod Charger
Handler was specifically designed with four stationary feet and Two
anchor tie-downs and returning to storage once the Rods are properly
placed. Once the Rod Charger Handler is in position and tied down, the
Rod Charger Handler can extend into the Mill to position the Rods in
- Main frame
Computer designed structure that can be lifted into position by an
overhead crane, and then anchored in front of the mill in need of rod
replenishment. The structure is the main support for main beam,
hydraulic and electrical systems, and the rods that will be placed in
- Rod rack
Temporary holding area for the rods. This space is designed with the
customer’s facilities in mind. Each rack is designed around a loading
cycle time which ensures a constant feed into the mill, thus reducing
downtime during critical maintenance periods.
- Main beam
The structure that positions inside the mill for proper placement of
rods. The main beam receives rods from the rod rack via loading
actuators. Retractable for compact storage.
- Rod feeder A series of rollers mounted within the main beam that pushes the rods into the mill.
- Halogen work lights
- Additional safety railings
- Remote controls and remote shut-off
- Rail wheels to serve multiple mills
- Custom paint job to match facility standards