Metso Outotec launch upgraded Metrics solution
Next-generation Metrics solution for improved Lokotrack equipment performance and availability
METSO Outotec are launching an upgraded version of Metrics, their innovative cloud-based tool for the real-time monitoring of Lokotrack mobile crushers and screens.
The company says the new remote monitoring solution will bring significantly better connectivity and optimization benefits to aggregate customers’ crushing processes. The solution, which has been developed together with distributors and customers, offers several state-of-the-art features to help customers achieve their sustainability and operational targets.
The new Metrics features include CO2 tracking for sustainability benefits, 24/7 access to real-time data, a maintenance module, critical dashboards for utilization, and geolocation. Moreover, the new Metrics solution allows remote troubleshooting, the user interface can be tailored to address different customer needs, and new features and functions can be updated remotely.
By combining the new Metrics solution with the company’s global service footprint, Metso Outotec say they and their distributor partners can support customers in making data-driven decisions that impact their crushing and screening operations.
‘We wanted to develop a next-generation solution that will bring quantifiable value and deliver more production hours and tonnes to our customers,’ explained Merja Tyyni, vice-president of standard crushers at Metso Outotec. ‘The key to building sustainable operational efficiency is having the correct information to make decisions and select the right combination of services to lift the bar.
‘Metso Outotec Metrics for aggregates connects mobile crushers and screens, providing increased real-time data visibility and analytics to improve availability, performance, reliability, and profitability.’
The Metrics solution for aggregates, which generates a strong link between the customer operations, product management, and product development, is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive portfolio.
In addition to the improved speed of data transmission, new features will continually be developed. One new feature currently in development is integrated mass flow measurement for tracking production and waste to help customers quantify their production performance.
‘The new Metrics will enable us to take equipment features and customer experience to a new level by improving our customers’ equipment’s performance and increasing both uptime and the overall machine lifecycle,’ said Kimmo Anttila, vice-president of Lokotrack solutions (Aggregates) at Metso Outotec.
Whilst newer Lokotrack machines come equipped with Metso Outotec Metrics, legacy equipment can, in most cases, be modernized by integrating digital connectivity with a retrofit kit.