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Metso books €12 million worth of high pressure grinding roll spare part orders

Metso says it has received several orders for the supply of HRC™ Series high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) replacement tyres in the US, with the scope of supply including five replacement tyres with studs and another order for a spare reducer for a Metso HRC 3000.

The value of the orders amounts to more than €12 million ($13 million), the OEM says.

Rodrigo Rizzoli, Vice President, Stirred Mills & HPGR Services, Metso, said: “This milestone not only marks our growing success but also highlights the fact that customers trust Metso’s spare parts to ensure equipment performance and reliability. Our customers will benefit from the proven technology optimising their operations and simultaneously eliminating potential grinding challenges for long-term sustainability.”

Last month, Metso announced it is strengthening its service capability by expanding its service centre in Arizona and by establishing a training centre to improve competence development in the region to support the growing needs of mining customers. This investment not only improves the capacity, but also the ability to perform heavy equipment maintenance and service a wide range of equipment, HPGRs included.

The HRC HPGR is a part of Metso’s grinding portfolio. Metso’s HPGR has been proven to improve energy efficiency by up to 15% and decrease recirculating loads by up to 24%, the company says.

Metso launches VertiSense to optimise mineral and hydromet plant process performance

Metso is introducing a new solution to its Sense series portfolio of intelligent instruments targeted at solving specific process challenges and enabling optimisation of mineral and hydrometallurgical plant process performance.

VertiSense™, Metso says, enables real-time wear monitoring of screw liners and enhances the grinding process in Vertimill® stirred mills.

Rodrigo Rizzoli, Vice President, Stirred Mills & HPGR Services at Metso, said: “We are excited to introduce VertiSense to our Sense series portfolio of specialised instruments that provide analytical data to better understand processes. VertiSense complements the series well and gives Vertimill stirred mill users a unique tool to maximise operational efficiency through intuitive software and analytics. What VertiSense does in practice is to ensure that wear parts are being replaced at the best time, thereby reducing waste and optimising mill availability.”

The VertiSense solution, part of Metso’s Planet Positive offering, is easy to install, maintain and use, the company says. It monitors liner wear rate and provides frequent reporting on the screw liners to assist plant maintenance personnel. Its wear measurement functionality facilitates the prediction of service life and spare stock planning.

Like the rest of the Sense series products, VertiSense is suited for both new and existing operations.

The Metso Sense series portfolio covers the entire minerals and hydrometallurgical process, helping customers to maximise their profitability and minimise their operating costs and environmental risks. In total, Metso’s intelligent instruments include more than 10 technologies to optimise the mining process.