FLSmidth said it will supply the Top Service Gyratory Crusher, “the world’s highest-capacity in-pit crushing system,” to a leading copper miner in South America to boost its efficiency.

The order includes a semi-mobile station and heavy-duty apron feeder.

The gyratory crusher has a handling capacity of more than 12,000 mt per hour, and will deliver multiple efficiency benefits to the customer. Those benefits include continuous crushing and conveying, leading to higher throughput and optimized maintainability, FLSmidth said.

The crusher and station is designed with easily accessible modules for simple and quick maintenance from the top using overhead bridge cranes. Whole crusher shells with wear liners can be changed as single units to increase equipment uptime. The proprietary, self-aligning main-shaft technology significantly reduces safety risks and assembly times, and increases accuracy.

The order further extends FLSmidth’s market-leading position in primary crushers and semi-mobile crusher stations, leadership at the supplier said. “Beyond the tangible benefits for the customer, the solution contributes to our MissionZero ambition of providing the needed technologies to enable zero-emission mining by 2030,” said CEO Mikko Keto.

The equipment, which is valued at $45 million, will be delivered during 2023.