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Crusher upgrades from Metso

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New generation of crusher upgrades that aim to increase productivity of old machines by up to 30%

METSO are launching a new generation of upgrades that are designed 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, which are available for Symons and Nordberg cone crushers, and Superior gyratory crushers, are offered in packages that are easy to bring into use. Every kit includes clear installation instructions or, alternatively, Metso can provide the customer with a field service team for support or for the complete installation.

‘Metso understand 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,’ explained Jaakko Huhtapelto, sales development director for Metso’s spare parts. ‘Close collaboration with our customers allowed us to develop these great products that will not only help them to bolster their bottom line, but also lead to a safer job site.’

The new generation of upgrades can be fitted to several of Metso’s heritage branded crusher models, including:

  • 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.

For users who implement the upgrades, productivity should be improved through increased product rate capability, easier setting adjustments, better crusher reliability and reduced bridging from oversized materials.

At the same time, maintenance will be reduced through the improved lifetime of components, more reliable crushing and easier maintenance procedures, whilst safety will be heightened through better maintenance practices, reduced stoppages from bridging, and the use of automatic or remote settings.

Metso say the upgrades are designed to help customers get more out of their existing crushers at a cost that is lower than purchasing a new machine.

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