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27 November 2018

Metso expands crushing unit range

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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The new NW330GPS cone crusher

Metso is introducing new higher capacity models to its NW Rapid wheel-mounted crusher series.

The Finnish company says that, in addition to the bigger jaw crusher model, NW Rapid units are now available also with a variety of highly robust cone crushers, including the first model with the MX crusher. Over a thousand NW Rapid models have now been sold since 2015.

NW Rapid units can be delivered in standard containers from the factory, and are designed to be easily movable from one site to another using standard prime movers. Metso says the flexibility of the concept allows producers to profitably offer their customers contracts of various sizes.

The NW Rapid series is designed for producing high-quality end products with multi-stage crushing and screening units. The NW120 Rapid jaw model will now be joined by the screen-equipped NW330GPS and NW300HPS cone crushers. The NW4MXS is the latest introduction to the series and brings the MX4 Multi-Action cone crusher, launched in 2017, to the integrated crushing solution for the first time. Serial production of the NW4MXS will start in the second half of 2019. For other models, Metso says its factories are already working to bring new machines to customers globally.

NW Rapid is designed to be set-up and dismantled in 24 hours, and has 11 pre-designed layouts to speed up planning of the crushing process. The solution consists of modules that can be used to create a variety of combinations as needed.

"A large share of our customers supply aggregates for public infrastructure projects that can last from a few months to a couple of years," says Julius Mäkelä, Metso director of portable and modular solutions. "Depending on the project phase, our customers must have the ability to also offer very high capacity."

He added that the new NW Rapid models enable production capacity to temporarily be increased up to 500 tonnes per hour, which is equal to the capacity of a fixed plant.

The NW Rapid series models are electric driven and have Metso's IC Series crushing automation as a standard feature. In addition, they can be connected to the Metso Metrics remote monitoring service, which allows central monitoring of the entire crushing fleet's production and energy consumption.

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