RME celebrates major milestone

Russell Mineral Equipment is celebrating the completion of the company's 300th Mill relining machine.

Russell Mineral Equipment staff gathered for lunch next to the 1500 kilogram capacity mill relining machine destined for Dugald River mine in western Queensland. The machines, designed, fabricated and manufactured in Toowoomba, Australia represent the ultimate in mill liner replacement capability.

The mill relining machine is essentially a maintenance tool, used in hard rock nines to remove and place liners in grinding mills. It is in high demand with mine operators as it reduces maintenance downtime and represents an immense opportunity for mining companies to maximize production, improve productivity, and ultimately,. improve earnings.

There were three people working for Russell Mineral Equipment when the first mill relining machine was shipped to Mount Isa in 1990. Nowadays, Russell Mineral Equipment has 350 employees globally with subsidiaries in South America, North America and Africa. Russell Mineral Equipment is one of only 10 companies to have been inducted into the Australian Export Awards Hall of Fame.