Metso Outotec ties Metrics technology to crushers

Equipment company says web tools serve its Lokotrack mobile crusher owners.

Finland-based Metso Outotec has launched what it calls the “next-generation” of its Metrics system designed to provide improved equipment performance and plant availability in the aggregates industry.

The aggregates crushing and screening equipment producer calls Metrics “an innovative cloud-based tool for real-time monitoring” for operators of its Lokotrack mobile crushers and screens.

“The new remote monitoring solution will bring significantly better connectivity and optimization benefits to aggregate customers’ crushing processes,” states the firm. It says Metrics has been developed together with distributors and customers and offers “several state-of-the-art features supporting customers to achieve their sustainability and operational targets.”

New Metrics features include: CO2 tracking for sustainability benefits; 24/7 access to real-time data; a maintenance module; and dashboards for features such as geolocation. The new Metrics also allows remote troubleshooting, with a user interface that can be “tailored to address different customer needs.”

“We wanted to develop a next-generation solution that will bring quantifiable value and deliver more production hours and tons to our customers,” says Merja Tyyni, a vice president with Metso Outotec. “The key to building sustainable operational efficiency is having the correct information to make decisions and select the right combination of services to lift the bar. Metso Outotec Metrics for aggregates connects mobile crushers and screens, providing increased real-time data visibility and analytics to improve availability, performance, reliability, and profitability,”. 

The Metrics system is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive portfolio, says the firm, which also makes production equipment for the metals industry. A new feature of Metrics in development is “integrated mass flow measurement for tracking production and waste to help customers quantify their production performance,” says the company.

“The new Metrics will enable us to take equipment features and customer experience to a new level by improving our customers’ equipment’s performance and increasing both uptime and the overall machine life-cycle,” says Kimmo Anttila, vice president of the Lokotrack line for the aggregates business at Metso Outotec.

Newer Lokotrack machines come equipped with Metso Outotec Metrics and legacy equipment can, in most cases, be retrofitted to integrate digital connectivity with a Retrofit Kit, according to the company.

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