Optimizing throughput for a SAG mill is a complex process that is limited by multiple, traditionally hard to measure, variables. 

Historically, critical process variables relating to liner wear and ore variation have not been well accounted for using traditional instrumentation, and optimization systems were limited by this lack of insight. It doesn’t have to be that way.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of SAG mill optimization and control
  • How recent developments in instrumentation can account for liner wear and ore variation in real-time
  • What is needed to upgrade your control system, regardless of the manufacture, to incorporate Load IQ technology 


Michael Hales

Engineering Manager, FLSmidth

Mike was first trained as a metallurgical engineer, then later studied computer science. He has worked for over 20 years on control and optimization of SAG mills and flotation circuits.

Eric Youssefi

Sales Manager, FLSmidth

Eric is a mechanical engineer who has worked as a commissioning engineer, a product sales rep, and a product engineer for Advanced Process Control systems in the mining industry.