Metso plans to unveil the first products in its new diesel-electric range of Lokotrack crushers and screens in spring 2024.
The new track-mounted Lokotrack EC range is designed and built on a unique new platform that Metso has been developing since 2020.
The Lokotrack EC units feature a next-generation diesel-electric powerline. All process functions are electrically driven and controlled by automation to always perform at the optimal load level. The new Lokotrack will have a distinctive design and it will feature the latest digital tools, improving operation and maintainance.
“The new Lokotrack EC range will be transformational for the mobile crushing and screening of aggregates,” said Jarmo Vuorenpää, Director of the new Lokotrack offering at Metso.
“This new hybrid equipment with higher efficiency and lower emissions will also significantly contribute to Metso’s Planet Positive offering and the company’s commitment to reach its ambitious climate targets. The new range, along with its related parts and services, has been designed to address the evolving needs of the industry.”
All major steel structures are designed to last a minimum of 20,000 hours for more uptime, and only globally proven high-quality components are used.
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As well, by using the same design in all units, will make maintenance easy-to learn and perform.
Metso has also reduced hydraulic oil volume in the machines by 90 per cent compared to the industry average.
During operation, the complete process can be remotely controlled with cameras via a mobile interface. Advanced process control system with frequency converters help achieve the superior product throughput and quality from the latest crushing and screening technologies. A modular design enables upgradable solutions, smaller parts inventory and better uptime.
Metso to launch line at Lokolaunch
The new Lokotrack EC line will be unveiled in Finland in May 2024 at Lokolaunch. The invitation-only Lokolaunch, held in Tampere, Finland, is a unique Metso-organized customer event presenting new innovations.
In addition to launching the new Lokotrack EC range at Lokolaunch, Metso will present the latest advancements of crushing technology, utilization of digital tools, and parts and services designed to enhance efficiency and productivity throughout the entire lifecycle of equipment.
“Lokolaunch 2024 is more than just an event for customers and other key stakeholders. It signifies a demonstration of our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and sustainability for the aggregates industry. We are excited to gather the industry’s key players to celebrate this great milestone with us,” said Renaud Lapointe, Senior Vice President of Metso Products business line in the Aggregates business area.