Comminution in mining

69% reduction in primary crushing downtime

30% energy savings and 60% less media consumption

Improved safety by eliminating the use of hammers in screen maintenance

+100 years of expertise in engineering and comminution circuits

Energy efficient solutions for superior comminution performance in the mining industry

Comminution is the most energy intensive process stage in the mining industry. It accounts for up to 40 percent of the total energy used in mineral processing operations. While the head grades are constantly declining, more sustainable technologies and solutions are required to process hard, variable and low-grade ore bodies.

Metso has a long history of technological development and is recognized as the world leader in engineering and innovating comminution circuits. Our comminution solutions are not only energy efficient but also lower in operating costs that help in achieving maximum production and consistent recovery.

As the leading supplier of equipment, parts and services for minerals processing, we want to make sure that you have the best technology and solutions to choose from – no matter whether you are after optimizing the entire comminution process or vital sub-processes such as crushing, grinding or screening. 

Comminution sub-processes