A highly advanced semi-automated control system that provides remote operation functionality for the industry’s most trusted mill relining machine.

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A highly advanced semi-automated control system that provides remote operation functionality for the industry’s most trusted mill relining machine. This world-first capability cooperates with RME INSIDEOUT Technologies to achieve a step-change improvement in safety by enabling relining to be performed in entirety from outside the mill. AutoMotion can execute liner exchange with a speed, precision and consistency that surpasses conventional operator efforts, resulting in higher relining productivity and mill availability.


  • The world’s safest method for liner removal and placement.
  • Eliminates the need for reline crews to be inside the hazardous mill during relining.
  • Minimises process variability because of operator skill, performance, fatigue.
  • Controls multiple movement functions concurrently, exceeding best human operator performance.
  • Optimises liner movement paths for the shortest travel routes and faster liner exchange.
  • Improves machine performance, minimising stress, wear and tear and extending asset life.
  • Prevents accidental damage to plant and equipment from rough use and misuse.
  • Proven to reduce reline duration and improve mill availability.


  • RUSSELL AutoMotion is a Robotics software solution designed for use on the specifically equipped Model R & S+ RUSSELL 7 Mill Reline Machine.
  • The RUSSEL 7 Model R & S+ are fitted, from factory, with a variety of sensors, accelerometers, encoders, visual detection system, on-board robotics controller, zero-backlash turntable and man portable radio remote control.
  • The AutoMotion software uses collision avoidance technology to eliminate the risk and cost of unwanted damage to the MRM and mill.
  • Ramp control capabilities protect the integrity of the MRM and extend service life.
  • Pre-defined path planning technology eliminates the time wasted trying to achieve the correct geometry for liner placement and removal.
  • Implementation of AutoMotion involves change to operations and processes and can be supported by RME’s proven operational readiness program and OEM-certified Customer Service Technicians.
  • RME AutoMotion is an advanced semi-automated control system for RUSSELL 7 MRMs.
  • Integrates with RME INSIDEOUT Technologies to deliver a system that enables relining to be performed at faster speeds and with no one inside the mill during liner exchange.
  • Ideal for mine sites with medium to large SAG, AG and ball mills or long-life mines, and who are seeking to transform risk ratings and mill availability.
  • Included as standard on RUSSELL 7 MODEL R AutoMotion MRMs.
  • Available as an upgrade for RUSSELL 7 MODEL S and S+ MRMs manufactured from 2024 forward.

RME is the world’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of mill relining systems.


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"RME’s approach to automating mill relining is focused on safety at every step. First, we take established technologies and future-proof them with automation capabilities. Second, we take a systems approach to ensure no new risks are introduced inside and outside the mill. Third, we’ve developed a supported incremental implementation program which delivers safety and productivity uplift at every reline, even as the technology is being deployed. RME Customers know that AutoMotion, and its integration with the surrounding processes, is fast, reliable and safe for reline crews."

Dr John Russell
Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Engineer, RUSSELL MINERAL EQUIPMENT

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