First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Metso's new MX cone crusher combines for the first-time piston and rotating bowl adjusting technologies previously only available separately on cone crushers.
Metso is introducing its revolutionary Metso MX cone crusher featuring multi-action crushing technology to the European market at Steinexpo, the biggest quarry exhibition in Europe. The company will also be showcasing its updated Lokotrack mobile jaw plants. Since the US launch in March 2017, over 20 MX crushers have been sold globally.
"The sales of MX crushers have really exceeded our expectations, and they are evidence of our customers' desire to achieve longer uptime and reduced operating costs. Metso's new MX cone, combining piston and rotating bowl adjusting technologies, fits well with the current needs of aggregates producers," said Jouni Mähönen, VP for global sales & product support at Metso.
"We believe that interest in MX will be high in Europe, too, after Steinexpo. Metso has been known on this continent for decades as a main developer of cone crusher technologies. Introducing the multi-action MX shows that our commitment to finding new solutions for our customers continues to be strong," Mähönen adds.
The Metso MX4 being displayed during Steinexpo operates in the 315kW power range. Benefiting from the maximum feed opening of 254mm, the crusher can reach capacities of up to 600 tonnes/hour.
During the Steinexpo 2017 quarry exhibition, taking place in Homberg, Germany from August 30 to September 2, Metso will also display two examples of its proven, original range of Lokotrack mobile crushing plants.
The original Lokotrack mobile jaw plants are known for their excellent fuel economy. The LT96S consumes only 16-18 litres/hour.
The Lokotrack LT120 presents a robust, 60tonne quarry range meeting all customer requirements for capacity and total efficiency in primary crushing in quarries. The large, 1,200 ×870 mm jaw feed opening accepts even large feed sizes. Its sister model, the LT120E, enables economical full-electric use with an external power source.
The more compact and recently updated LT96S is a very popular model in the German market in processing recycled materials. The optional active setting control ensures continuous process, while in case of a blockage, the jaw opens to prevent damage. ASC also returns the setting automatically to the previous setting used.
"Both Lokotrack jaw plants on display represent the most popular crushing plants in their size classes globally. The key features of both are their good fuel economy, latest Tier 4 Final motor technology, safe use, and easy service," says Jouni Hulttinen, product manager for Compact Lokotracks at Metso.
Metso is taking part in Steinexpo together with its German distributor, FischerJung. During the four-day exhibition, there will be daily crushing demonstrations and the chance to meet crushing experts.
Other products that will be exhibited at the Metso/FischerJung stand include Metso's ES303 inclined screen, VS and HR200 pumps, Trellex screening media, and a conveyor system.