Press release June 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM CET

Metso to launch revolutionary Metso MX crusher in Europe along with new Lokotrack jaw plants at Steinexpo quarry exhibition

Metso to launch revolutionary Metso MX crusher in Europe along with new Lokotrack jaw plants at Steinexpo quarry exhibition

Metso Corporation press release on June 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. EET

At Steinexpo, the biggest quarry exhibition in Europe, Metso will introduce the revolutionary Metso MX cone crusher featuring multi-action crushing technology to the European market, as well as the updated Lokotrack mobile jaw plants. Since the US launch in March, over 20 MX crushers have been sold globally.

"The sales of MX crushers have really exceeded our expectations, and they are evidence of our customers' desire to achieve longer uptime and reduced operating costs. Metso's new MX cone, combining piston and rotating bowl adjusting technologies, fits well with the current needs of aggregates producers," comments Jouni Mähönen, VP for Global Sales & Product Support at Metso.

"We believe that interest in MX will be high in Europe, too, after Steinexpo. Metso has been known on this continent for decades as a main developer of cone crusher technologies. Introducing the multi-action MX shows that our commitment to finding new solutions for our customers continues to be strong," Mähönen adds.

The Metso MX4 being displayed during Steinexpo operates in the 315 kW power range. Benefiting from the maximum feed opening of 254 mm, the crusher can reach capacities of up to 600 metric tons per hour.

Caption: Metso's new MX cone crusher combines for the first-time piston and rotating bowl adjusting technologies previously only available separately on cone crushers.

Original Lokotrack range keeps improving

During the Steinexpo quarry exhibition, taking place in Homberg, Germany from August 30 to September 2, Metso will also display two examples of its proven, original range of Lokotrack mobile crushing plants.

The Lokotrack LT120 presents a robust, 60-ton quarry range meeting all customer requirements for capacity and total efficiency in primary crushing in quarries. The large, 1,200 ×870 mm jaw feed opening accepts even large feed sizes. Its sister model, the LT120E, enables economical full-electric use with an external power source.

The more compact and recently updated LT96S is a very popular model in the German market in processing recycled materials. The optional active setting control ensures continuous process, while in case of a blockage, the jaw opens to prevent damage. ASC also returns the setting automatically to the previous setting used.  

"Both Lokotrack jaw plants on display represent the most popular crushing plants in their size classes globally. The key features of both are their good fuel economy, latest Tier 4 Final motor technology, safe use, and easy service," says Jouni Hulttinen, product manager for Compact Lokotracks at Metso. 

Caption: The original Lokotrack mobile jaw plants are known for their excellent fuel economy. The LT96S consumes only 16-18 liters per hour.

Daily crushing demos and crushing experts to be seen

Metso is taking part in Steinexpo together with its German distributor, FischerJung. During the four-day exhibition, there will be daily crushing demonstrations and the chance to meet crushing experts.

Other products that will be exhibited at the Metso/FischerJung stand include Metso's ES303 inclined screen, VS and HR200 pumps, Trellex screening media, and a conveyor system.

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 6,000 service professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki in Finland and had sales of about EUR 2.6 billion in 2016. Metso employs over 11,000 people in more than 50 countries. Expect results., 

For further information, please contact:

Jouni Mahonen, VP, Global Sales & Product Support, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 40 837 9346, Email:
Jouni Hulttinen, Product Manager, Compact and Large Lokotracks, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 40 837 9356, Email:

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email:

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