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Ball mill trunnion replacement

Drawing on years of experience as a full-service

supplier installing high-quality ball mills
and replacing trunnions, FLSmidth provides
complete solutions ensuring supply and proper
installation of high-quality trunnions.

Improved design ensures

reliable mill operation

High-quality vital
mill components
FLSmidth trunnions can be supplied
for both FLSmidth and non-FLSmidth
mills. Based on proven processes, the
improved design reduces stress
concentrations, minimising the risk of
cracks and subsequent failure. In
addition, the design of the tight
fitting bolt joint has been improved,
further reducing stresses and the risk
of failure.
Ball mill trunnions and heads are
subject to large alternating stresses
during operation. Even though
trunnions are designed for infinite life,
there is always a risk of cracks
developing due to small casting
defects, wear of the inner surface of
the trunnion or other damage, such
as cutting scars or welding in the
high-stressed areas.
To avoid premature failure of such
vital mill components, very high
quality manufacturing procedures

Project Centre Denmark

FLSmidth A/S
Vigerslev All 77
DK-2500 Valby
Tel: +45 3618 1000
Fax: +45 3630 1820

must be used. FLSmidth only uses

trunnions manufactured by a limited
number of highly qualified foundries,
ensuring the final quality meets the
highest standards.

Scope of supply
Tight-fitting bolts
Tools for drilling and reaming
Installation manuals and assembly drawing

Continuous operation
If wear or a crack is discovered in a
trunnion, FLSmidth can provide
provisional on-site repair so that the
mill can keep operating until a new
trunnion is supplied. Any weld repair
of a trunnion must be considered as a
temporary solution since new cracks
will most likely develop and the repair
can result in trunnion deformations,
which can cause bearing problems and
eventually lead to bearing failure.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended
to order and install a new trunnion as
soon as possible to ensure continuous
and reliable mill operation.
Supervision and
installation services
Due to the complexity of a trunnion
replacement, plants should make full
use of the expert supervision and
installation services of FLSmidth. To
facilitate a trunnion replacement, it is
recommended to have a new bearing
liner and trunnion liner on stock.
FLSmidths on-site services include
providing experienced supervisors,
certified fitters and welding technicians, as well as all the necessary tools
and equipment transported to the site.

Project Centre USA

FLSmidth Inc.
2040 Avenue C
Bethlehem, PA 18017-2188
Tel: +1 610-264-6011
Fax: +1 610-264-6170


Tight-fitting bolt
Mill head
Trunnion liner
Bearing liner

Project Centre India

FLSmidth Private Limited
FLSmidth House
34, Egatoor, Kelambakkam
(Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Chennai)
Tamil Nadu 603 103
Tel: +91-44-4748 1000
Fax: +91-44-2747 0301

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FLSmidth has installed almost 4000

ball mills and customers worldwide
benefit from this extensive experience
that ensures a smooth trunnion
replacement. Knowledge gained over
the years is used for product development and to further improve the
supervision and installation services
offered around the globe.