Product of the Week: Metso’s MX Cone Crusher

Kerry Clines

June 7, 2017

Metso says its MX crusher, which features its patented multi-action technology that combines the piston and rotating bowl into a single crusher, cuts operational costs by 10 percent for 10 percent more uptime compared to traditional cone crushers.

Aggregate producers are facing increasing pressure on efficiency and cost management,” says Jouni Mahonen, VP, Global Sales & Product Support at Metso, in a press release. “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.”

The Metso MX is said to be designed for demanding rock conditions with automated adjustment features, enables cost-effective and safe operations, and provides a high reduction ratio with a premium end-product shape and consistencyThe company says its Multi-Action technology allows easy under-load setting adjustment and wear compensation without having to stop the process, which can be combined with extended wear life and better mechanical protection. The crusher’s cavity design, stroke direction, and distributed crushing action, combined with the Multi-Action technology, are said to result in extended maintenance intervals and higher production. The unit also provides maximized tramp release distance with high protection against uncrushable objects and overloading, and can use up to 70 percent of the mass of new wear parts — which is said to be a record-breaking rate.

“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,” Mahonen adds in the press release. 

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