Metso's crushing and screening technology from India has assumed an important role in several infrastructure projects in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
During a short period of time, Metso has sold over 30 portable crushing and screening plants outside India to Asian and African aggregates producers for construction and road projects.
These portable plants are manufactured in Metso's factory in Bawal, India. Earlier this year, the factory passed the milestone of 1000th manufactured portable plant in India.
"Whenever the plant performance and end product quality are stressed, Metso has a strong position with its wheel-mounted, portable plants. They are built with field-proven components to secure reliable operation and long life", comments Eric Lavieville, Product Manager for portable plants, Metso Mining and Construction.
The foundation of each Nordwheeler portable plant is a rugged steel frame, which Metso equips according to the customer's needs and specifications with jaw, cone or impactor crushers, required feeders, screens and conveyors. And by combining two or three portable plants, a complete, mobile crushing and screening process can be built.
From Indian technology to a global success
Metso began building Nordwheeler portable plants in India 10 years ago.
"The basic engineering concept for these machines was originally made in Metso's European factories. Through a professional technology transfer, these products were brought to the Indian market. Here, the models were further developed for simple and efficient use by our local engineering teams of in Gurgaon", says Venkatraman Ravindran, General Manager of mobile equipment for the Asian market, Metso Mining and Construction.
"In India alone, we have sold over 900 units. Export marketing began recently, and so far, we have sold plants to countries like Thailand, Oman, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Mozambique", he adds. Metso's portable plants are best suited for small to medium size quarries as well as for contractors, for capacities between 100-400 metric tons per hour. A standard plant consists of two or three crushing stages.
Aggregates produced with Metso's portable plants can be used in a wide variety of infrastructure projects to build roads, bridges, railway networks, airports and to manufacture concrete and asphalt.
Reliable performance combined with global service network guarantees profitability
Nordwheeler plants are run with environmentally friendly electrical motors which also secure good energy efficiency. A plant typically consists of a C96, C106 or C116 range jaw crusher for the primary stage, followed by adequate secondary and tertiary cone crushers from the tried-and-tested GP or HP cone ranges. Instead of a cone crusher, a Barmac vertical impact crusher can also be selected for the tertiary stage to secure the good end product quality and cubicity.
Inclined CVB screens classify the material, and feeding is handled by either small dump trucks or front wheel loaders.
In addition to the products, Metso and its world-wide local network secures the supervision of the erection and commissioning of the plant and offers comprehensive and continuous after sales service, including spare and wear parts, and all maintenance services tailored to the customer's need.
Metso's mining and construction professionals specialize in always bringing the right technology, processes, machinery and services to our customers in the aggregates production, construction, mining and minerals processing and in metal and waste recycling. Expect results.
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For more information, please contact: Eric Lavieville, Product Manager for portable plants, Metso, tel. +358 40 587 2298, e-mail [email protected] and Venkatraman Ravindran, Metso's General Manager of mobile equipment for the Asian market, tel. +919810172560, e-mail [email protected].