Metso wins design awards

Equipment company receives awards in three categories.

March 11, 2014
Recycling Today Staff
Equipment & Products
Metso, the Helsinki, Finland-based equipment company, has announced that its mobile crushing plant, biomass moisture analyzer and scrap shear and shredder concept have received iF design 2014 awards. The jury in one of the world's top product design competitions recognized Metso's products for its design quality, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, safety and branding, among others, the company reports. 

This year's iF design competition featured more than 3,200 entries in 17 categories to showcase outstanding achievements in product design. The awards were presented in Munich, Germany, on February 28, 2014. 

Metso's award-winning products are the following:
  • Metso's EtaCut II scrap shear for crushing heavy mixed and demolition scrap and the EtaShred ZZ shredder are both based on a globally applicable operating concept and product structure offering increased processing flexibility and low specific power consumption, the company says. The concept, which features a re-engineered design and an innovative control interface, was developed together with the German Institute for Integrated Design.
  • The Metso Lokotrack LT106 mobile crushing plant is designed for crushing of hard rock and recycled materials for various purposes such as infrastructure construction. The design sets it apart from the competitors not just by its look, but also by the usability, serviceability and safer working environment the machine offers. During the past 30 years, more than 6,000 track-mounted Lokotrack units have been delivered to sites around the world. Lokotrack also was selected as an award winner in the Fennia Prize design competition this year.
  • The Metso MR Moisture biomass moisture analyzer is the first industrial moisture measurement application using the magnetic resonance phenomenon, Metso says. The design features competitive and easy-to-use fuel moisture measuring equipment coupled with a user interface that can be used in multiple surroundings.