Metso is addressing the growing demand for mobile track-mounted crushing plants by commissioning a new, faster assembly line at its Tampere, Finland, factory. The assembly of a 50-ton, track-mounted crushing plant now takes two working days. The serial production line operates in two shifts and increases Metso’s mobile crushing plant production capacity by 25 percent.
“Demand for mobile Lokotrack crushers for aggregates took an upward turn 18 months ago, so the timing of our investment in capacity growth was right. We want to ensure that our production capacity can meet customers’ growing needs,” said Markku Simula, president, Aggregates Equipment business area at Metso. “Quality of Metso engineering has an excellent reputation around the world. This has helped Tampere become a global technology hub for Metso’s track-mounted crushers.”
The new high-speed assembly line has six assembly stations instead of the previous five, thus improving the line’s flexibility and shortening the overall assembly time. Currently, the line is used for assembling the most popular crusher models. Assembly of also heavier and more complex models will begin in spring.
You can see Metso crushing products at AGG1, Booth #1337.
Metso Minerals, www.metso.com