Up-rating of electrical drives in mining installations

Jorge Pontt, Jose Rodríguez, Juan San Martin, Ricardo Aguilera, Jaime Rebolledo, Juan Dixon

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Up-rating of electrical drives employed in mining installations, like mills and conveyors, is gaining interest for providing additional production capacity, process optimization in an effective way considering time, efficiency and economic factors while keeping reliability. This paper presents a review of the technical issues to be faced, concerning conceptual analysis, decision-making and different technical aspects, as well as the interaction between end users, consultants and manufacturers. After analysis of new operating conditions and trade-offs, decision making has to keep the margin factors for safety and reliability. For illustrating the main issues related with an uprating of an electrical drive, an example for a grinding line with a gearless mill drive is shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 2007 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 42nd Annual Meeting, IAS
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 42nd Annual Meeting, IAS - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 23 Sep 200727 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
ISSN (Print)0197-2618


Other2007 IEEE Industry Applications Conference 42nd Annual Meeting, IAS
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


  • Drives
  • Grinding mills
  • Mining
  • Reliability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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