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25 April 2016

Metso’s new generation of crusher upgrades

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Metso is launching a new generation of upgrades that it says aim to increase the productivity of old crusher models, while also reducing maintenance costs and bringing equipment into line with enhanced safety practices.

The new upgrades are available for Symons and Nordberg cone crushers, and Superior gyratory crushers. They are offered in packages that are said to be easy to take into use with every kit including clear installation instructions. Alternatively Metso can provide the customer with a field service team for support or for the complete installation.

“Metso understands the tough nature of the current mining market for our customers, so we made it our goal to design a new generation of crusher upgrades that would enable them to generate more ROI without the need for expensive capital investments. The close collaboration with our customers allowed us to develop these great products that not only will help them to bolster their bottom line, but also lead to a safer job site,” says Jaakko Huhtapelto, sales development director for Metso's Spare Parts.

The new generation of upgrades can be fitted to several of Metso's heritage branded crusher models. The complete range has been specifically designed for the mining market and includes Symons cone crushers (advanced bowl adjustment control; hydraulic motor bowl adjustment system, and hydraulic tramp release and clearing system).

Nordberg HP800 and MP cone crushers (jack screw locking nut; top mount clamp cylinder; heavy duty head; MP1250 retrofit kit, and head maintenance stand).

Superior gyratory crushers (super spider; arched spider; shimmed spider bushing; hydraulic shell separators, and dual balance cylinder).

The company says for users that implement the upgrades, productivity can be improved through increased product rate capability; easier setting adjustments; better crusher reliability, and reduced bridging from oversized materials.

Maintenance can be reduced through the improved lifetime of components; more reliable crushing, and easier maintenance procedures.

Safety can be heightened through better maintenance practices; reduced stoppages from bridging, and the usage of automatic or remote settings.

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