FLSmidth said its TSUV Mark 5 Top Service Gyratory Crusher was "digitally-enabled", allowing operators to make fine adjustments to measure wear compensation, to track equipment trends and to instantly detect crusher obstructions.
The company has also improved power handling capabilities to process more material as ore yields decline, with crusher footprint only nominally increased but maximum power handling now up to 1,500 kW.
Improved capacity throughputs make use of the additional power, while optimised eccentric speeds ensure maximum throughput without incurring excessive wear rates, said the company.
The over 100t, fully-dressed main-shaft no longer needs to be guided into the eccentric assembly by hand. Now, the shaft aligns automatically, thus reducing injury risk.
The company noted that a reduced opex and capex achieved through a combination of these features will in-turn reduce the equipment's environmental impact.
"We remain steadfast in our aim to reduce emissions from mining to zero by 2030," says Chris Reinbold, head of global product line management, senior vice president, Mining.
"Increasing the sustainability of key equipment like the gyratory crusher is part of our core goal to invest in efficiency-focused R&D, to deliver the best available equipment to the minerals industry."