Metso introduces the MP2500,the world's largest cone crusher
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Metso has introduced the world's largest cone crusher, the MP2500, to respond to the mining industry's efficiency challenge
The first crusher will be operational at First Quantum Minerals’ Sentinel mine in Zambia in early 2015
As ore grades decline, more and more ore needs to be processed to obtain the same amount of the valuable mineral and to meet production targets. This equation often results in increased processing costs and can prove problematic for miners.
Metso says it is responding to the customer challenge by developing larger and more energy efficient equipment for minerals processing, including the MP2500.
The crusher order is worth more than €10 million.
The MP2500, designed for use in secondary and tertiary crushing, was selected for Sentinel because it can process large volumes of rock as single machine, thus saving costs as fewer crushers, related infrastructure and maintenance are needed for achieving the same or increased amount of production.
Metso is assisting Sentinel mine to guarantee the efficient operation of the new MP2500 by stationing full-time field service engineers onsite for one year after commissioning and by stocking critical spare parts in Metso's distribution centre in South Africa as well onsite.