Ball Mill Linings


Ball mill liners from Multotec maximise the lifespan and performance of your ball mill, with a selection of rubber and rubber composite liners available. Refined through ongoing design improvements, our ball mill liners maximise uptime and service intervals while providing improved ore crushing.

  • Blinding of grate plates is virtually eliminated increasing throughput
  • Reduced weight compared to steel liners, enabling hand installations: no mill liner handler required
  • High-strength designs create less stress and wear on mill bearings, reducing required torque at startup
  • Excellent sealing properties to eliminate mineral lock-up
  • Reduced noise levels for improved working conditions

Our ball mill liners are the result of state-of-the-art software-driven designs with industry-leading inspection data, achieving an optimal charge trajectory and rate of wear life for your ball mill. We ensure your ball mill liners are fitted using precise levels of workmanship, facilitating maximum mill uptime for increased production.

Ball mill liner materials in which liners are manufactured include rubber or rubber composite materials to meet your specific dimensions, designs and profiles. Light to medium-sized steel ball mill liners are also available for additional reinforcement.

Multotec’s ball mill liner designs are customisable to your application requirements with the use of our state-of-the-art software, optimising your ball mill machine for efficient performance and increased productivity. Multotec additionally ensures that your ball mill liner can tolerate corrosive levels of acidity and diesel, best serving your application.

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Ball mill liner components:

Our ball mill liners solutions can be fitted with MultoMet composite lifter bars, shell plates and head plates. The MultoMet range utilises Hardox 500 wear-resistant steel attached to the leading edges of the lifter bar array and embedded within shell plates and head plates, ensuring maximum abrasion and impact resistance.

Shell Plates

Shell plate thickness can vary, which helps in both balancing mill capacity and extending ball mill liner life. For arduous milling applications, or where drilling patterns produce shell plates that are too wide, thus exposed to high wear, shell plates with Hardox strips can be utilised.

Lifter Bars

Available in a range of profiles and dimensions, lifter bars increase the efficiency of the milling operation by maximising the agitation of the ore. The impact and abrasion resistance of these bars is maximised by Hardox 500 steel along the leading edges of these components. With a high-quality attachment system, lifter bars are easy to install on the ball mill liner.

Head Plates

We custom-design head plates according to each ball mill to ensure maximum performance and lifespan. Most commonly, our head plates are built from high-quality, specially-formulated rubber. In arduous ball mill applications, Hardox strips can be fitted to the head plates to increase their operational life.

Grate Plates

Grate plates are available in a range of aperture sizes and configurations. Internal frames are designed for different mill loads, and it is possible to use semi-overflow designs in order to control the pulp level in the mill. Different options for extending plate life exist as required by your application, such as built-in MultoMet lifter bars.

Pulp Lifters

Manufactured with a rubber-lined fabricated steel base, our pulp lifters use high-quality designs that ensure a correct volumetric flow of the pulp. Rubber wear plates designed to be bolted onto the high-wear areas of the ball mill liner improve the performance life of your mill.

Central Cones and Goosenecks

These components assist in the controlled discharge of the material, maintaining mill capacity across the operation. Cones are provided in segments, which are then assembled inside the mill, enabling easier handling and manageability.

Trunnion and Bell Mouth Liners

Manufactured with a fabricated steel base which is subsequently rubber lined. Loose steel-reinforced rubber liners are also used in larger trunnions.

Filling and Support Segments

Extend the wear liner to the corners of your ball mill and scrubber, enabling a clean, smooth lining across the ball mill liner.

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Research & Development at Multotec

The continuous commitment to improve our services and design has resulted in the development of our Ball Mill Liners that delay shutdown and maintenance periods whilst offering improve grind efficiency.

Our Ball Mill Liners are the result of state-of-the-art software-driven designs with industry-leading inspection data, achieving an optimal charge trajectory and rate of wear life for your ball mill machine.

Multotec’s installation expertise is based on over 50 years of experience. We ensure that your ball mill liners are fitted with precise levels of workmanship, facilitating maximum ball mill machine uptime for improved production levels.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a ball mill used for?
Ball mill machines are ideally used for crushing and grinding materials into an extremely fine form or powder. Ball mills are used in mineral processing and pharmaceutical applications.
How does a ball mill work?
Ball mill grinders work on the principle of impact and attrition. The ball mill machine contains a hollow cylindrical shell that rotates around its axis, becoming a tumbling ball mill. The impact of the balls that drop from the top of the shell reduce the size of the material at the bottom of the shell. The balls within the ball mill machine are made of stainless steel or rubber to move and crush the material contained within it, therefore acting as grinding mill balls.
The balls within the ball mill machine are lifted by side panels in a circular motion in order to be dropped by gravity to crush the desired material. These panels are known as ball mill linings that wear out over time and need to be replaced.
What is the ball mill method?
High-energy ball milling is a grinding method that breaks down materials into extremely fine powders. The collision between balls in a concealed container generates localised high pressure to crush the desired material.
How do you calculate ball mill capacity?
Ball mill capacities are calculated by using an equation. Contact our Multotec experts for an analysis of your ball mill process for its capacity and optimisation.
What materials do ball mills accommodate?
Ball mills can gride many materials including ore, ceramic raw materials, chemicals, and paint. Want to know if our ball mills and ball mill liners are suitable for your application? Contact us using the enquiry form and a ball mill liner expert will get back to you.
What is the liner in a ball mill?
The role of a liner is to give the mill head protection against wear and tear, thus increasing their lifetime and creating optimal grinding efficiency by offering a smooth surface for the balls to roll on. The ball mill liners seal against the shell of the ball mill, eliminating leakages.
What are ball mill liners made of?
Ball mill liners are available in rubber or rubber composite materials that are alloyed cast in steel or wear-resistant cast iron.
What factors to consider when choosing a ball mill liner?
It is important to consider the material to be ground that will be inserted in the ball mill when choosing a ball mill and ball mill liners. The material used in a specific applications will influence the size of the ball mill and the desired grinding efficiency. The type of liner for this determined ball mill will also be influenced by the operating conditions of the mill, such as the temperature and pressure. Need help? Contact our experts !
How often do ball mill liners need to be replaced?
A ball mill liner’s lifespan will depend on the type of liner, the application conditions and the material being ground. Rubber liners, however, typically need to be replaced more often than cast iron liners. The benefits of replacing ball mill liners include increased efficiency and profitability of the customer’s application.
What are the main benefits of using a ball mill liner?
There are 4 main benefits of using ball mill liners from Multotec:
  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced wear and tear on the ball mill itself and thus an improved lifespan
  • Improved safety
  • Reduced maintenance
Trust Multotec’s solutions to lower the wear and improve the grinding efficiency of your ball mills.
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