Atalaya uses an ABB GMD, the most powerful mill drive system on the market. It is considered as the ‘workhorse’ for grinding operations, providing reliability and availability for processing plants such as Riotinto.
Through the service program, Atalaya Mining benefits from lifecycle management to plan, coordinate and execute services, including corrective, preventive and predictive system maintenance with rapid response to emergency calls and an adaptive approach to meet modifications in production, maintenance or shutdown schedules. This means minimizing the risk of costly unscheduled downtime, extending the life of installed systems and optimizing process performance.
At the same time, ABB Ability™ Predictive Maintenance for grinding, a digital solution to maintain, assess and analyze GMD systems and increase safety through continuous checks, has been deployed. It considers past and real-time data to anticipate maintenance requirements and to avoid unplanned production downtime.
Overall, the LTSA maximizes availability, optimizes asset performance and facilitates safe operation of the equipment through a single-point-of-contact, ABB’s Remote Diagnostic Services, routine maintenance and upgrades.
ABB has provided more than 150 gearless mill drives to customers around the world over the last 50 years. ABB gearless mill drives draw on the ABB distributed control system, ABB Ability™ System 800xA and offer advanced mill control functions including frozen charge detection, frozen charge remover, controlled rollback, automatic positioning and advanced monitoring.