Press release February 26, 2014 12:43:16 PM CET

METSO TO EXPAND ITS PRODUCT PORTFOLIO WITH NEW ROCK BREAKERS

Metso Mining and Construction trade press release on February 26, 2014 at 13:00 local time

Metso Mining and Construction's product portfolio is expanding with the addition of a new rock breaker series designed for primary stationary crushing stations. The proven hammer-boom combination, already well known in Metso's mobile solutions, is now available for stationary aggregates production and mining applications. 

Rock breakers are commonly used in primary crushing stations to break oversized boulders that are fed into the crusher and to clear clogging in the cavity. Today, most of the primary stations use this combination to guarantee smooth, continuous performance and to minimize idling caused by build-ups and blockages.

"Today, safety at work is undeniably the number one issue within the construction and mining industries. The remotely controlled hammer-boom combination provides, without a doubt, the safest solution for clearing clogged crusher cavities," comments Ilkka Somero, Product Manager for Metso rock breaker solutions.

Earlier, Metso did not have its own hammer and boom combination available for stationary primary crushing stations. Based on customer demand, Metso was asked to provide a solution to meet this need.
  
"We have now introduced a range of breaker boom and hammer combinations and can offer our customers a complete turnkey solution. Besides the requested primary crusher, Metso can now offer a comprehensive breaker attachment: a boom with assembly framework, hammer, related hydraulic power pack and remote radio controls," Somero adds.

The new Metso MH-series hammers and MB-series booms include five boom-hammer combinations for jaw crushers and one for primary gyratory crushers.

The hammer weights range from 400 kg (880 lbs) to 2200 kg (4840 lbs) and the corresponding power ratings from 18 kW (25 hp) to 45 kW (60 hp).

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Rock_breaker_1: Remote controlled hammer-boom combination is the safest way to clear any clogged primary crusher cavity.

Rock_breaker_2: Metso's new rock breaker series includes everything you need: a sturdy boom with assembly framework, hydraulic hammer, power pack and radio remote-control devices.  

More information:

Metso Minerals, Inc., Product Manager Ilkka Somero, tel. + 358 50 317 0769, e-mail ilkka.somero@metso.com

Metso's mining and construction professionals specialize in always bringing the right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in the aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing and in metal and waste recycling. Expect results.

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