Top grade for Metso’s jaw platform
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe & International
Metso Nordberg C-Series jaw crusher's maintenance platform
Metso has developed a new maintenance platform that increases safety when changing wear parts in jaw crushers. It is available on all Metso C Series jaw crushers.
The platforms consist of hand rails which are also used for lifting the platform, sturdy work platforms and related control mechanisms, enabling them to be precisely placed at the desired height of the jaw opening.
The platform, constructed of aluminium, is said to be easy enough for one person to move.
“With a small investment, Metso’s new maintenance platform offers a huge improvement in safety when making jaw changes. When the platform is installed correctly into the opening, it holds the jaw in place so that it cannot drop, even if the jaw’s upper mounting hardware is loosened or removed. The platform is lightweight and it is easy to handle and adjust to fit the desired level in the crusher cavity,” says Ilkka Somero, product manager of Metso’s jaw crusher line.
“The textured aluminium platform is sturdy, slip resistant and covers the crusher cavity properly to prevent anyone from slipping or getting a leg wedged between the jaws.”
The family of maintenance platforms is available for all Metso Nordberg C Series jaw crusher models C80 through to C200, and they weigh between 12kg-23kg.