Canadian Mining Journal


COMMINUTION: Metso introduces new crushing and screening plant concepts

New plant concept Credit: Metso

New plant concept Credit: Metso

FINLAND – Metso has introduced two new solutions for crushing and screening plants: flexible FIT stations and smart Foresight stations. These two units are intended to provide significant resource and time savings for mines.

“We have the experience in delivering crushing and screening plants with over one hundred installations globally. We also understand the needs of customers today in the evolving industry. That is why we are using our legacy and expertise to introduce these modularized crushing stations that focus on capex reduction and shorter lead times,” Guillaume Lambert, VP of crushing systems at Metso, said in a release.

Unique benefits

The new stations offer flexible solutions, which bring ease of maintenance and time savings for operations. The flexible FIT stations and smart Foresight stations provide unique benefits:

The FIT stations are designed with a focus on speed and flexibility. There are two stations to select from: a recrushing station and a jaw station. The steel structures are supplied in modules that fit easily into containers for transportation. This also reduces on-site welding requirements and allows for quicker startup. Container delivery reduces delivery time by up to 25%; erection time is also reduced by up to 15%.

The Foresight stations are equipped with smart automation technology, which includes Metso’s Metrics and VisioRock, level sensors and crusher variable-frequency drive (VFD). These features enable optimized crusher speeds, preventative maintenance and optimized production levels of up to 6,000 tons per hour. The cone crusher station features a scalping screen.

Both stations come with Metso equipment and technology for maximum productivity.

Metso offers equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries.

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