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Apron feeders are a reliable solution for extracting or feeding heavy ores in wet, sticky, frozen, or other difficult conditions. Not only do they control the feed of mined materials, but they can also be used as buffers to downstream equipment to control the material surge.
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. Widely utilized with for example crushers, dump stations, hoppers, silos, and stockpiles.
Apron feeders for reliable buffering to downstream equipment
Low maintenance needs
Metso apron feeders require nearly no maintenance at all thanks to a pressure lubricated chain with lifetime lubricated seals, easily replaceable track and anti-friction shaft bearings. Combined with readily available spare parts, these feeders offer years of reliable service.
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.
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 type chain with hardened links, pins and bushings.
The incredibly robust design can easily withstand heavy shock loads. It 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.
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.
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