Old Metso machines produce 30% more with upgrades

Apr. 29, 2016

Metso machines benefit from upgrades

A new generation of crusher upgrades aims to boost productivity of old machines up to 30%

METSO is launching the next generation of upgrades, which are designed to better the productivity of old crusher models, while also cutting maintenance costs and also bringing equipment in line with current safety practices.

The new upgrades, available for Symons and Nordberg cone crushers, and Superior gyratory crushers, are offered in packages that are easy to put into use. Each kit includes installation instructions or, alternatively, Metso provides a field service team for support or for the complete installation.

‘Metso understands the robust nature of the mining market, so we made it our goal to design crusher upgrades that would help them to generate more ROI without the need for expensive capital investments,’ said 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 adjustment settings; improved crusher reliability, and; reduced bridging from oversized feed.

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

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