The Rod Charger was developed by Heath & Sherwood to safely and efficiently load grinding media into rod mills. Several designs are available to suit customer requirements.

Heath & Sherwood designs and builds custom Rod Chargers to adapt to the unique plant and Rod Mill layout.


  • Minimum process interruption
  • No operator contact with rod
  • 30 seconds or less cycle time per rod
  • Efficient
  • Rubber rod rollers for traction
  • All rollers powered for full rod insertion
  • Mechanised rod indexing
  • Rugged Construction / Low Maintenance
  • Constructed from hollow structural steel
  • Few moving parts
  • No special tools