Vulco® rubber is renowned throughout the mining industry for its exceptional wear life and reliability in mill lining systems. Our abrasion- and impact-resistant rubber compounds have been developed with advanced technologies by the Weir Minerals’ team of expert engineers and materials scientists who are continually refining Vulco® rubber products to keep them at the forefront of mill lining systems technology.
Industry-leading proprietary compound
To address the customer need for higher-wearing rubbers for mill lining systems, Weir Minerals’ materials science experts developed an industry-leading, premium-grade rubber compound with superior wear life and performance in mill lining applications. Vulco® R67 rubber increases mill availability by improving wear life of the liners by at least 20%.
Proven performance in the field
Operating a phosphate mine in Utah, USA, Simplot Phosphates is a long-standing customer of Weir Minerals. They ran a nine-month trial of the R67 rubber liner, which achieved a 29% improvement in wear life and had 20% service life remaining when it was removed. The trial also delivered an estimated 25% reduction in maintenance and reline costs.
Extensive lab testing
Vulco® R67 material has undergone rigorous tests in our R&D facilities which helped us discover opportunities to further improve this elastomer developed specifically for aggressive mill system applications. We discuss the results of the abrasion testing and viscoelastic properties of R67 in this technical bulletin.
Global mill lining capability
To develop Vulco® mill lining systems, we draw on the expertise of our global network of engineers, materials scientists and R&D specialists. This in-house materials development ensures we have complete control over all aspects of our product and sets us apart from our competition. Watch this video to learn how we deliver the best wear life for our customer’s equipment around the world.
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