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Apron feeders

Apron feeders

Economic and reliable for continued operations

Apron feeders are a reliable solution for extracting or feeding ores that are wet, sticky, dry or even frozen. Apron feeder's diversity can be found throughout the mineral processing circuit fitting different applications with robust designs and high uptime for a more efficient operation.

120+ years of experience in feeding in the mining industry

+3,000 installations of apron feeders found around the world

5 year warranty policy for apron feeders

Up to 17,000 tons per hour feeding capacity

Metso pre-configured feeding solutions files now available
Looking for 3D models and drawings that will help optimize your project flowsheet transition into a plant layout then ultimately to equipment specifications? Metso is streamlining your ability to find STP, DWG, General Arrangements (GA) and more data from Metso's pre-configured feeding solutions without having to contact a representative.

Built for lasting performance

Apron feeders are built for reliability and performance in any duty needed in mining. With over 120 years of experience in material feeding, Metso has developed a global standard in apron feeders. Our robust design makes our apron feeders a truly economic and reliable material handling solution for increasing uptime and overall efficiency.

No matter the duty, Apron feeders will be available to keep your operations running smoothly with increased uptime. 


Apron feeders are available in a standard range. Our offering provides heavy-duty feeding and extraction from many applications.

Our apron feeders have also been proven to only require minimal maintenance if properly maintained. Which results in less downtime and increased productivity bringing profitability.


Apron feeders are built robust and provide capacities up to 17,000 tons per hour. Our components that make up the feeder provide a long wear life. 

Extreme safety measures are taken into consideration. We provide no lift design of tail or side guards and make sure to meet and exceed any safety standards and regulations.

5-year warranty

Metso also offers a 5-year warranty on apron feeders. This warranty covers the entire feeder, except regular wear on pans. We do cover cracking or failure, but also Metso will require a 1-day inspection by Metso per year and any recommendation must be implemented.

Get the most out of your apron feeder

In addition to parts and refurbishments for your apron feeders, Metso also offers the following services that help you get the most out of your machine.

Life Cycle Services

Life Cycle Services (LCS) take the entire range of services and conveniently bundles them into customizable, easily manageable packages, ranging from the basics to more complete solutions, depending on the scale of your needs. Packages are equipped to cover single-event equipment shutdowns or span multiple years, measured against strict KPIs.

Field services

Metso offers a comprehensive set of field services to help meet your maintenance, repair, installation and refurbishment needs. Each service is fully customizable to your exact requirements. Our highly specialized services cover all Metso and 3rd party apron feeders.

Inspections and equipment audits

Regular inspections help prevent unplanned mechanical and electrical failures from having a direct effect on your apron feeder’s availability and productivity. Metso also offers other services that help you get the most out of your machines.

  • Certified global service team
  • Expert assessment and recommendations
  • Minimized downtime

Repair and maintenance services

Our service experts provide regular and corrective maintenance services, as well as preventive maintenance options. Repair services are available both on-site and at our global repair centers, depending upon the scope of work required. Our repair facility network offers an extensive range of services stretching from straightforward parts replacement to complete equipment reconditioning.

  • Global network of service centers
  • Skilled and certified technicians
  • Cutting-edge technology and tools
  • Safe and consistent service standards


Metso offers training programs based on expert knowledge of equipment and maintenance procedures. Training programs include online e-training, hands-on modules, specialized courses on apron feeder, along with safety and maintenance training in accordance with global best practices.

  • Improved employee motivation
  • Full utilization of equipment features
  • Maximized productivity
  • Safer operation
Have questions related to your apron feeder?
Check out our blog series, Feeding the Facts, where we dig into the most asked questions about apron feeders.


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