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14 July 2015

South America's first Nordberg GP220 cone crusher

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Metso’s Nordberg GP220 cone crusher
Metso's Nordberg GP220 cone crusher
South America's first Nordberg GP220 cone crusher is in operation and is said to be “yielding good results” at Arenas y Gravas La Fontana in Colombia.

The production plant in a rural area of Garagoa, Boyacá produces and trades aggregates, and at present its main customer is Cemex, one of the major cement and concrete producers in the region.

The company says the new cone is increasing the company's monthly production by 114% while adhering to strict environmental regulations. In addition to the crusher, Metso's delivery included two primary screens, a Nordberg CVB 1540-1P and a Nordberg CVB 2050-3.

“The GP220 helps us to increase our monthly production from 14,000tonnes to 30,000tonnes. At the moment, its performance has already exceeded our expectations. These results demonstrate why we chose Metso. We know the brand and the quality of the equipment and the level of service they offer. Metso is our first choice,” says Anderson Salinas, general manager of Arenas y Gravas La Fontana.

The new crusher is said to combine high performance with operational flexibility, and its high-quality components maximise availability. Its energy consumption is 200KW.

The crusher weighs 10,500kg and has a maximum feed size of +200mm.

“The Colombian market has always pioneered in adopting the latest crushing technologies, and Arenas y Gravas La Fontana is no exception. Together with the CVB1540-1P and CVB2050-3 screens, the arrival of the GP220 marks a milestone in the development of aggregates to introduce world-class technology,” says Diego Alejandro Pulido, dealer manager, Pacific Rim at Metso.

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