Benefits of electrification and digitalization for our customers are obvious
Around 50% of our aggregates product portfolio is already electric. Based on Metso Outotec’s data, a Lokotrack unit uses as much as 80% less oils compared to previous models and to many other brands on the market. Naturally, the hybrid driveline reduces the need for oils and lubricants even further. The volumes of hydraulic oil and lubricant have been reduced by more than half to further ease the environmental burden
Some of the hybrid benefits are obvious – such as less pollution and fewer service points. But efficiency comes from more than one factor. For instance, plug-in units have way better operational efficiency of up to 95%. What is more, a Lokotrack train efficiency in diesel-electric operation may increase if a single Lokotrack crusher can provide enough power with its generator to drive another unit as well, such as a screen. The energy consumption of a Lokotrack mobile crusher is dictated by its crusher unit, as it uses roughly 2/3 of the consumed energy. Optimizing the crushing and screening process is the key to a more sustainable, CO2-free future. Providing solutions that utilize energy without losing it as heat is essential. Energy savings come in also when there is more fuel not just for the crusher but also for the screen. When using the power grid one can opt for renewable electricity also.
We are also developing a complete range of electrically driven track-mounted crushers and screens. This transformational technology will support our crushing and screening customers in their sustainability ambitions by providing easy-to-use diesel-electric equipment that can be run from an integrated genset or connected to an external power source. This lowers operational costs and allows better access to renewable energy sources.