The Metso MX cone crusher is based on the patented Multi-Action crushing technology, which combines the piston and rotating bowl into a single crusher. Metso claimed that the new crusher provides an increase in profitability by cutting operational costs by 10% and enabling 10% higher uptime compared to traditional cone crushers.
Jouni Mahonen, VP of global sales & product support at Metso, explained: “Aggregate producers are facing increasing pressure on efficiency and cost management. In order to meet these demands, we rethought the crushing basics and combined our long experience in different cone crusher technologies with our extensive engineering knowledge. Two individual crushing methods based on the piston and rotating bowl were conjoined, and as a result, we created the MX cone with Multi-Action technology.”
The Metso MX is designed for demanding rock conditions and has a special focus on automated adjustment features. Its robust design makes it suitable for demanding mining applications.
The key benefit of the Multi-Action technology is the easy under-load setting adjustment and wear compensation, without having to stop the process, the company stated, and this can now be combined with extended wear life and better mechanical protection.
Mahonen added: “After 10,000 hours of rigorous testing, we are proud to say the Metso MX meets our targets for increased profitability by allowing 24/7 crushing with minimum downtime.”