This week, Metso Outotec added two new products to its NordtrackTM mobile crushing and screening range. The Nordtrack S2.5 mobile screen is a small size, versatile scalping screen designed for small job sites and a variety of applications. “With a compact and light-weight structure, a highly efficient two-deck screen, and a wide selection of different screening media, it is the perfect solution for construction contractors with frequent changes in site locations or simply as a rental unit.”
The second new addition to the range is the Nordtrack I908 mobile impact crusher. Its design is optimised for the smaller-sized material reduction job sites, and it accepts different kinds of feed material – from asphalt recycling to concrete crushing, as well as traditional rock crushing. The same base model with an integrated screen on the chassis, the Nordtrack I908S, was introduced earlier, and it has been one of the best-selling Nordtrack units especially in Europe.
“I am very pleased to say that the Nordtrack range has been extremely well received by our customers,” says Vesa Tuloisela, who heads the Nordtrack product offering at Metso Outotec. “It has proven to be a flexible solution meeting different requirements. Nordtrack sales have been developing very well despite the pandemic; in fact, we have exceeded sales targets in some areas. However, we are always listening carefully to customer feedback. These two new products represent a concrete outcome of those discussions.” Vesa adds: “We want to grow our recycling customer base, offer attractive solutions for the rental business and for construction contractors globally.”
These products are very much aimed at the construction and recycling markets but they do have relevance in mining also, in applications such as ore handling for stockpiling and in primary ore sorting and preconcentration when used in conjunction with sensor technology. Tuloisela told IM: “The Nordtrack screens can be used in various different applications in mining including separation of crushed ore material to different stockpiles. Typically ore materials can be heavy as well abrasive compared to average aggregate materials. More heavier material means that volumetrically there is less material being fed through the units. On the abrasiveness perspective any ore materials would cause the screening media such as steel-woven wires to wear out faster therefore needing to be changed out more often than normal but the actual equipment can handle ore feed in a normal way. These factors would also apply to Nordtrack conveyors or crushers – collectively the product lines offer many options in certain mining applications.”