Custom WORM Flexible Temperature Sensor Solution Improves Accuracy and Safety at Ball Mill Mine
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The process of extracting copper from raw ore at a large mine in southeastern Arizona involves using large ball mills. These mills have large bearings attached to them, which heat up over time due to friction. If the bearing temperatures exceed critical levels, they can become damaged and shut down the entire process. The site originally used I/R sensors but they were unable to get close enough to the bearings to capture accurate ambient temperature readings, increasing the risk of a burn out. Through a special installation of WORM Flexible Temperature Sensors from Moore Industries, site engineers are now able to more accurately measure the temperature of the bearings to avoid potential damages and shut downs. The installation also eliminated potential safety concerns at the mine.
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