Metso says its third-generation Superior MKIII primary gyratory crusher delivers up to 30 per cent higher capacity and 70 per cent lower downtime in comminution circuits compared with traditional crushers of its type.
The company attributes these large improvements in capacity and downtime to its high speed and rotable top shell, respectively.
“The MKIII is the third generation of our trusted primary crushing technology and it has been developed in close dialogue and cooperation with our customers,” said Guillaume Lambert, Metso vice president, mining crushers.
The design of the top shell helps to improve the maintenance process. Metso also promises low cost per tonne through improved energy efficiency and performance optimisations.
The MKIII also comes with Metso’s SmartStation solution, combining control systems such as the VisioRock visual process monitoring system for rock particle analysis and variant VisioTruck to further optimise performance.
According to Lambert, the Superior MKIII is the most CAPEX-efficient gyratory crusher on the market.
“Our mining customers are facing increasing pressure to optimise capital expenses and improve the efficiency of their comminution circuit,” said Lambert.
“With the new MKIII, we are addressing these challenges directly by offering peak performance and maximum throughput, while reducing the cost of primary stage infrastructure.”