Press release March 4, 2016 12:30:00 PM CET

The new Metso MBC 95/29 balance crane revolutionizes the recycling world

The new Metso MBC 95/29 balance crane revolutionizes the recycling world

Metso Corporation's press release on March 4, 2016 at 12:30 local time

Metso MBC 95/29 helps recyclers to increase profits by saving on energy and maintenance costs, even in difficult times.

Combining its knowledge of both mining and recycling, Metso has developed an innovative balance crane; the new MBC 95/29. With the durability of heavy mining equipment, the new MBC 95/29 surpasses the speed, agility and efficiency needs of the recycling industry. Like all Metso Balance Cranes, the new MBC 95/29 incorporates the unique counterbalance principle, resulting in 50% less energy to move the load, and making it up to 80% more efficient than comparable hydraulic excavators. In addition, the new MBC 95/29 has been designed for optimum safety, durability, and reduced maintenance costs.

"To develop the MBC 95/29, we broke the technology down into five segments - Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, Hydraulic and Programing, each segment was reviewed from an industry, customer, components and durability perspective, to ensure we offer the best balance crane to the recycling industry," says Lee Stember, Product Manager, Metso Minerals.

Metso has coupled its extensive years of knowledge and experience through a technology transfer agreement with the European company HOICO, owner of the Sobemai technology. Sobemai stands out for having been the original inventor of the equilibrium / balance crane technology, as well as for its installed base of over 100 machines - most of which are involved in recycling throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Designed to be the best in the industry, across the globe

The Metso balance crane is well applied in the recycling business because it has a long reach, it more effectively manages scrap stockpiling, and it efficiently feeds shredders and shears.  While the use of balance cranes in Europe was primarily motivated by environmental needs, these advantages, along with the economic benefits, are now being noticed in the North American market.

The Metso MBC 95/29 was designed to be the best in the industry and sold at an attractive price.

Key Features and Advantages

The MBC 95/29 is easier to manipulate than excavators, is up to 80% less expensive to run, and much safer to operate. Further features and advantages include:

  • Smooth, quiet and easy machine operation over the total work area
  • Low maintenance, power consumption and operating costs
  • Rigid, rugged construction developed through Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Health, safety and the environment were core ingredients in the design
  • Metso provides support from initial engineering through Life Cycle Services

Metal Recycling at Metso

Metso has years of experience serving the metal recycling industry with a team of dependable experts always close to our customers' operations, helping them overcome challenges together. Our efficient solutions include equipment, systems and a broad scope of services for the fragmentation, compaction and separation of virtually every type of metal scrap. We continuously strive to bring the right technology and services that ensures an expanded value for our customers' processes and more profits for their business.

The Metso way ensures our customers get More Recycling from their operations.

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.,

For further information, please contact:

Lee Stember, Product Manager, Metso Minerals Industries, Inc. Tel.: +1 412-269-5186, Email:

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 100, Email:

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