Metso's MHC™ Series hydrocyclones provide maximum process performance and uptime during wet classification.


Exceptional efficiency for optimal wet classification performance

High level wet classification in mining is necessary for efficient size control of particles finer than 1 mm in water. There are different methods of wet classification, but when the particles size range is 100-10 micron, hydrocyclones are the optimal choice. Metso's MHC™ Series hydrocyclones provide maximum process performance and uptime during wet classification.

High capacity

Innovative inlet head design allows smooth flow of material

Increased uptime

Robust manifold design allows ease of maintenance and superior wear life 

Exceptional separation efficiency

Patent-pending design brings the next generation of hydrocyclone technology in wet classification


Diverse applications and product offering

Wide range of applications and broad product line offering 

Blog - Lessons learned from 12,000 hrs of field testing
The pertinent question for any mining company is if your selection of new solutions are based on high-performing, energy efficient technologies. In this post, we’ll share some of the key finding from our test program dedicated to proving the performance of the Metso MHC™ Series hydrocyclones.
The next generation hydrocyclone

Designed to improve complete classification package, Metso MHC™ Series Hydrocyclone responds to diverse needs, balancing grinding circuit cost and plant performance.

Discover the next generation hydrocyclone offering significant product advantages.

MHC™ Series hydrocyclone - Cutting edge wet classification solution

Wet classification when using hydrocyclones uses separation by centrifugal force covering a size (mass) range of 100-10 microns. High mass particles closer to the outer wall report to the underflow, and lower mass particles closer to the center report to the overflow. 

Metso MHC™ Series hydrocyclones patent-pending design represents the next generation of hydrocyclones. Equipped with world-class technology and several innovative features, the new range of hydrocyclones offers significant product advantages in comparison to other hydrocyclones. MHC™ Series hydrocyclones are built to provide a solution to diverse needs, a balanced grinding circuit and overall plant performance. Why choose Metso MHC™ Series hydrocyclones for your beneficiation processing or tailings management?

High capacity

The MHC™ Series hydrocyclones inlet head design was developed in coordination with Metso's simulation and modeling scientists using the latest CFD-DEM software available. The inlet head design allows for smoother flow of material into the hydrocyclone for increased unit capacity. 

Increased unit capacity combined with minimal turbulence creates a higher throughput wet classification process.

Increase uptime

The next generation design of the MHC™ Series hydrocyclones drive maximum uptime along with decreasing operational costs (OPEX). The MHC™ Series hydrocyclone's industry leading flow rate creates an optimal flow even with given pressure drops. Wear resistant liners are also incorporated for an increased uptime and extended the lifecycle of the parts overall.

With the single component conical section, Metso's MHC™ Series hydrocyclone provides an ease of maintenance reducing downtime. The liner changes out are quick, safe and easy due to the simple design and limited number of parts. Simplicity of the hydrocyclone brings increased uptime and reduced costs.

Exceptional separation efficiency

The MHC™ Series hydrocyclones provide accurate and efficient separation of particles by size (mass). Radical manifolds accurately distribute the feed and collect the underflow and overflow from multiple hydrocyclones operating in parallel. Wear-resistant linings are incorporated into the feed distributor producing minimal turbulence for the underflow and overflow launders. The unique conical geometry provides a smooth acceleration of particles to promote a sharp particle separation for a lower cost.

Special attention is paid toward safe access for monitoring, sampling and maintaining the MHC™ Series hydrocyclones and manifold components.

Diverse applications

Metso's MHC™ hydrocyclones fit into various applications and fulfills diverse needs. Specific applications where the MHC™ Series performs best are grinding circuit classification, and anywhere from primary to fine grinding for a full range of minerals.

The broad product offering of hydrocyclone sizes bring increased efficiency and profitability. Each model from Metso's MHC™ Series hydrocyclones offering has a range of vortex finder and apex inserts to fine tune wet classification performance.

Metso MHC™ Series hydrocyclone technical specifications

Metso Tailings Management solutions

Tailings management in the mining indusry has become a very popular topic. But with all this discussion there has not been a defined practice that is changing the industry

Metso has recognized this and is leading the way in tailings management. At Metso, we see dry tailings has the future of the mining industry. No other original equipment manufacturer (OEM) can match the capabilities that Metso has that will provide future-ready tailings management solutions.

See the the entire Metso Tailings Management solutions offering and see why Metso is leading the way in tailings management.

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