Our goal is zero emissions

Our service portfolio has been created to make mining more sustainable so that by 2030, mining will produce zero emissions. To achieve this, our focus is on process optimisation through the combination of equipment, services and digital to reach new levels of sustainability and throughput. By harnessing data's power, our knowledge and expertise, we can extend the life of your equipment, cut emissions and the consumption of natural resources, and also improve productivity. 
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Mine Startup 


Our mine startup services are designed to help identify the optimal plant design through material testing and pilot plant testing services, shorten the time to full production through expert installation and commissioning and ramp-up services, and support maintenance planning by advising on the appropriate inventory of parts to hold.  


Mine Equipment and Operations Training 


We help ensure that your operations and maintenance teams have the knowledge and skills to safely maximise production while minimising downtime and natural resource usage. Our classroom and online mining equipment training programs can be customised to the needs of your plant and your team so that they develop the expertise needed to get the most out of your plant.  

Mining equipment maintenance, repair and optimisation

Whatever your goals, our comprehensive mining equipment maintenance, repair and optimisation services will meet them.

Our unique expertise and experience make us the ideal mining service provider partner to keep your equipment running optimally. Our specialists combine application knowledge with deep process, equipment knowledge and digital solutions to help you maintain reliable and consistent operations, perform timely maintenance, and improve processes and equipment. You can count on our support for your entire plant, across your mine’s life. 


Equipment Maintenance and Repair 


Our mining equipment maintenance and repair services aim to maximise plant availability and minimise your Total Cost of Ownership across the lifecycle of your plant. We can identify issues before they impact production or safety, support regular maintenance and mining shutdowns, provide emergency support and equipment repairs, and supply spare parts when needed.  

Process Optimisation and Energy Efficiency 

Maximising mine production, minimising energy and water usage, and cutting CO2 emissions are the goals of our optimisation services. We work with our customers to identify and correct performance issues, implement advanced control logic to optimise minerals processing plant operations and quickly provide consumables (such as crusher and mill liners) designed to improve energy efficiency, minimise downtime, and last longer than the alternatives. 

Mining Equipment Upgrades and Rebuilds 

Our equipment rebuild services are designed to return equipment to its original condition and performance. Our upgrade services offer enhancements to original equipment and processes to increase performance or incorporate the latest safety features. We also provide exchange services for specific equipment to ensure continuity of production whilst your equipment is being rebuilt.  



In addition to providing services designed to extend the productive life of equipment so that the emissions created in manufacturing are spread over as long a time as possible, we recognise that when equipment or parts reach the end of their life, recycling as much material as possible is essential. The recycled material can then be used to create new products.


See how the recycling process works at FLSmidth’s ABON® operations in Melbourne →


Our R&D departments are working hard to create product designs that maximise the use of recycled material during manufacture and the amount that can be recycled at the end of a product’s life. To deliver a circular supply chain we are continuously developing our range of recycling services.    




Our services are built around a network of world-class capabilities. We have service centres in all the major mining areas worldwide, providing centres of excellence for mining equipment maintenance, repair and rebuild activities close to our customers. Our global performance centres and remote services infrastructure can monitor the performance of our customer processes 24x7, 365 days a year and help you continually optimise and maintain process efficiency at a maximum. Our global laboratories can help you design the correct process for your mineral and rock type. 

Frequently asked questions

What is mining optimisation?
Mine optimisation aims to reduce downtime, increase the amount of sellable product and reduce the amount of raw materials, energy, chemicals and water required for the process. Typical examples of mining optimisation are extending a mill liner’s life to reduce downtime, more efficiently controlling a grinding mill to reduce energy consumption and improving the recovery rate so as to increase sellable product. Typically, these improvements are delivered through improved equipment, process or consumable design; better sensing or control functionality; and parameter optimisation.  
What is the difference between a retrofit and upgrade?
A retrofit is adding a component or accessory to a piece of equipment that it did not have when it was manufactured. An upgrade is adding to a piece of equipment something that enhances it compared to an earlier version. The main difference is that a retrofit does not necessarily enhance it compared to the original version, for example if the original assemblies are no longer available you use a comparable alternative, while an upgrade does.  
What are the different types of maintenance in the mining industry?

In general, there are 5 different types of maintenance: 


  • Reactive maintenance – a piece of equipment is run to failure and then the piece of equipment is fixed. In the mining industry as unplanned downtime is costly, the aim is generally never to have an unexpected failure in the main production process and be required to carry out reactive maintenance.  
  • Preventive maintenance – this requires a process to be stopped and maintenance to be carried out periodically based on time interval, quantity or an event. The idea behind this type of maintenance is to ensure unexpected failures that could be costly and time consuming do not occur.  
  • Predictive maintenance – maintenance occurs based on sensors foreseeing a potential failure. For example, in a grinding mill a vibration sensor could indicate a potential bearing failure before it catastrophically occurs. Similarly wear sensors in a mill liner could indicate that wear has been less than expected so the liner change can be postponed.  
  • Reliability-centred maintenance – this type of maintenance is based on analysing the reliability of equipment, how they fail and how critical to the process they are to determine an optimum tailored maintenance regime based on statistics. Those pieces of equipment most likely to fail and have the highest impact on the process would be maintained more often and more comprehensively.  

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