Guillaume Lambert, vice president, crushing systems at Metso, says: "Our aim is to help our customers easily test different configurations and operating conditions to see how they affect process performance.
"The tool allows you to either design and simulate a new crushing and screening plant in 3D or test how upgrading your current equipment can improve performance."
Metso says My Plant Planner comes with features and insights to aid the planning of crushing and screening circuits.
Users can design and simulate the crushing and screening circuit in the same tool in 3D, the company adds.
According to Metso, the tool offers a choice of different types of crushers, screens and conveyors to identify bottlenecks to understand where extra capacity is needed.
Factors such as capacity, load, and power draw, are updated in real-time.
Users can also download a report that gathers details on the chosen crushers, screens and conveyors and their parameters.
The tool is based on proprietary Metso software VPS and Bruno.
It is freely available to anyone on metso.com