Metso is addressing the growing demand for mobile track-mounted crushing plants by commissioning a new, faster assembly line at its Tampere, Finland factory. The assembly of a 50-tonne, track-mounted crushing plant now takes two working days. The serial production line operates in two shifts and increases Metso's mobile crushing plant production capacity by 25 percent.
Metso Lokotrack Urban series mobile crushing plant revolutionizes crushing in densely populated environments, such as city centers. The new solution simplifies crushing operations, incorporates significant noise protection and cuts dust emissions remarkably, minimizing the impact for people living and working around construction sites, according to the manufacturer.
Urbanization means faster and more numerous construction projects. This is good news for the crushing business, but it also brings along new challenges. Cost structures are changing, which makes it necessary for crushing to take place closer to the actual construction site.
The capacity of Metso's Tampere factories will be increased and occupational safety improved with the new production line for Lokotrack mobile crushing plants. The investment of approximately one million euros will significantly shorten the delivery times of equipment models put into line assembly production.
Metso continues to strengthen its North American distributor network with the recent addition of PacWest Machinery based in Seattle, Wash. PacWest Machinery will offer Metso's crushing and screening products to all customer segments (quarry, contractor and recycle) in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and northeastern Oregon.
PacWest Machinery has announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Metso. “We are delighted to partner with Metso to expand our product line-up to better serve the aggregate processing industries, among others. PacWest and Metso share the common goals of delivering quality products and providing excellent customer service,” said Jolene Logue, president of PacWest Machinery.
The Metso MX cone crusher is based on the multi-action crushing technology, which combines the piston and rotating bowl into a single crusher. The new crusher provides a giant leap in profitability by cutting operational costs 10 percent and enabling 10 percent higher uptime compared to traditional cone crushers, according to the manufacturer.
Metso will unveil game-changing crushing technology for the aggregates industry at ConExpo-Con/AGG in Las Vegas March 7-11, 2017. The launches include a crusher that increases uptime while cutting operational costs. Metso Metrics Services, an out-of-the-box fleet monitoring and management solution, will also be launched.
Metso Lokotrack Urban series mobile crushing plant revolutionizes crushing in densely populated environments, such as city centers. The new solution simplifies crushing operations, incorporates significant noise protection and cuts dust emissions remarkably, minimizing the impact for people living and working around construction sites.
Metso has won a significant deal to support the conversion of the largest open-pit copper mine in the world to a large-scale underground mining operation. The Chuquicamata mine, located 1,650 kilometers north of Santiago, Chile, is owned and operated by Chile's National Copper Corporation, Codelco.
Foley Incorporated has become the authorized distributor of Metso crushing and screening products for contractors and recycling customers in the state of New Jersey. Foley also will provide parts and service for the Metso line, utilizing the company’s service technicians and fully-stocked parts department.