Metso introduced the Nordberg HP900 Series cone crusher, which, the company reported, is built to increase performance while reducing CAPEX.

The unit is an upgrade to its predecessor, the HP800 cone crusher. Roughly 80% of the parts are compatible between the two models. The HP900 comes with improved kinematics, raised pivot point, and a power increase, which leads to a 15% capacity increase, the company reported. It features a new lubrication system.

The unit is delivered preassembled, pre-wired and factory tested. Installation time is reduced by 50%, Metso reported.

The crusher allows passage of tramp iron. Top service access to the head, shaft, eccentric and other major components make disassembly safe and easy, the company reported. “Metso wear parts can be replaced up to four times faster than similar cone crushers.”

The crusher comes standard with Metso’s IC70C automation system.

Separately, Metso released the Megaliner for discharge systems, which reportedly speeds up grinding mill relines by up to 50%.

The solution enables the company to offer Megaliner for all sections of horizontal mills: the head, the shell and the discharge system.

Megaliner for discharge systems integrates dischargers, grates, lifter bars and filling segments in one unit. Therefore, it has up to 70% fewer parts. That means quicker and safer changeouts, the company reported.

It has a minimal number of attachment points. The bolts are inserted from the outside of the mill. Maintenance work can be done on steady, safe platforms.

Liner bolts are shorter and protected from dust, corrosion and general mechanical damage, making them longer lasting and easier to remove.

Megaliner is suitable for large AG, SAG and ball mills.