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Apron feeders are a reliable solution for extracting or feeding ores that are wet, sticky, dry or even frozen. Metso 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.
Low maintenance needs
Pressure lubricated chain with lifetime seals. Easily replaceable track.
Easy to operate. Less required maintenance reduces risks.
Robust design that withstand heavy shock loads.
Horizontal or on an incline. Primary, secondary or tertiary feeding.
Apron feeders for reliable buffering to downstream equipment
Metso apron feeders are the global standard in quality, durability and reliability. The rugged design remains the preferred choice of material handling and processing industries around the world. Engineered with attention to every detail and component, Metso apron feeders are built to provide maximum uptime with a long service life for continuous productivity.
Low maintenance needs
Metso apron feeders provide nearly a 100% maintenance free operation due to the sealed for ife lubricated components and robust design. They are meant to be used in heavy duty applications to extract and feed materials to their next destination.
If maintenance is required, Metso apron feeders make that easy. Easily replaceable lifetime lubricated track, anti-friction shafts bearings, shaftless tail traction wheel assembly and more spare parts are readily available. Ensuring that downtime is at a minimum to maximize profitability.
Metso feeders are equipped with a full set of guards, a zero-speed switch, a pull chord switch as well as variable speed mechanical and hydraulic drives for maximum safety and usability. Combining this with the ease of minimal maintenance that comes with Metso apron feeders, there is a standard set for safety with peace of mind.
Higher load carrying capacity is possible due to a spline connection. This ensures optimal reliability even with heavier loads. The feeders also feature a 30 degree split bearing housing with tactonite seals and a crawler "tractor chain style" with hardened links, pins and bushings. Tractor chain style feeders are known to be the preferred style of apron feeder for extracting materials of various characteristics.
This type of chain style in the Metso apron feeder utilizes an undercarriage chain, rollers and tall wheels that are also used in larger equipment like bulldozers and excavators. All crawler tractor components are "sealed for life lubricated" and does not require frequent lubrication like other style apron feeders.
The incredibly robust design can easily withstand heavy shock loads and features a rugged welded frame for rigid support for any loading operations.
Apron feeders can be used in a variety of applications to fit the needs of your operation. Their primary function is to control the feed of run of mine materials to primary crushers or dump stations. But apron feeders can be found in either primary, secondary or tertiary applications throughout the operation.
Apron feeders are also utilized under crushers, hoppers and bins to act as a buffer to downstream equipment and control material surge, or under silos and stockpiles to reclaim materials from storage.
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Services for apron feeders
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 Metso 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.
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
Metso´s 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