Metso launch the Metso MX cone crusher
Patented Multi-Action crushing technology combines piston and rotating bowl into single crusher
METSO say the launch of their new Metso MX cone crusher represents the introduction of revolutionary and industry-changing rock-crushing technology.
Based on the company’s patented Multi-Action crushing technology, which combines the piston and rotating bowl into a single crusher, the new machine is said to provide a giant leap in profitability, cutting operational costs by 10% and delivering 10% more uptime compared with traditional cone crushers.
Jouni Mahonen, vice-president of global sales and product support at Metso, explained: ‘Aggregate producers are facing increasing pressure on efficiency and cost management. In order to meet these demands, we rethought the crushing basics and combined our long experience in different cone crusher technologies with our extensive engineering knowledge. Two individual crushing methods based on the piston and rotating bowl were conjoined, and, as a result, we created the MX cone with Multi-Action technology.’
Designed for particularly demanding rock conditions and with a special focus on automated adjustment features, the robust Metso MX is said to deliver extremely cost-effective and safe operations, providing a very high reduction ratio with premium end-product shape and consistency.
A key benefit of the Metso-patented Multi-Action technology is the ease of under-load setting adjustment and wear compensation without having to stop the process. This can be now combined with extended wear life and better mechanical protection.
Optimal cavity design, stroke direction and effectively distributed crushing action are said to result in the optimum rock-on-rock crushing motion. This combined with the innovative Multi-Action technology results in extended maintenance intervals and higher production.
According to Metso, the new Metso MX also provides maximized tramp release distance with high protection against uncrushable objects and overloading. Moreover, the crusher can utilize up to 70% of the mass of new wear parts – a record-breaking utilization rate – and thanks to the intelligent crusher design, the quality characteristics of all sized end-product fractions remain consistent throughout the lifetime of these wear parts.
Jouni Mahonen concluded: ‘After 10,000 hours of rigorous testing, we are proud to say the Metso MX meets our targets for increased profitability by allowing 24/7 crushing with minimum downtime.’