FLSmidth’s TS range of gyratory crushers are designed to permit service and maintenance from above with the eccentric assembly, bushings and hydraulic piston accessible and removable through the top of the crusher, which the company said is safer than bottom-service crusher design and improves speed and simplicity of maintenance work.

FLSmidth has received an order valued at $45.3 million to supply its Top Service Gyratory Crusher (TSUV), including a semi-mobile station and heavy-duty apron feeder, to a South American copper miner. The company claims the TSUV is the world’s largest primary gyratory crusher, with a handling capacity of more than 12,000 metric tons per hour (mt/h).

“This order further extends FLSmidth’s market leading position in primary crushers and semi-mobile crusher stations, key components of our in-pit crushing and conveying systems. 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 Mikko Keto, CEO at FLSmidth.

FLSmidth said the crusher order will deliver multiple efficiency benefits to the customer; for example, the crusher and station are designed with easily accessible modules for simple and quick maintenance from the top using overhead bridge cranes. In addition, whole crusher shells with wear liners can be changed as single units to increase equipment uptime and the proprietary, self-aligning main-shaft technology significantly reduces safety risks, assembly times and increases accuracy.