Metso to launch ‘”groundbreaking” hybrid crushers and screens

Metso is to launch its new diesel-electric range of Lokotrack crushers and screens will be launched in the spring of 2024.

Metso's new Lokotrack EC crushers and screens in black The Lokotrack EC crushers and screens will be launched at a special event in Finland in May 2024. (PHOTO: Metso)


The company’s new track mounted Lokotrack EC range is designed and built on a completely new platform that Metso has been developing since 2020, and features digital tools that will Metso says will make operation and maintenance “easier than ever”.

While no details about the number of models included in the range have yet been revealed, the Lokotrack EC units are said to feature a next-generation diesel-electric powerline, with all process functions electrically driven and controlled by automation. According to Metso, this ensures the EC models “always perform at the optimal load level”.

The new Lokotrack will have a robust and distinctive design and it will feature the latest digital tools, making operating and maintaining the units easier than ever.

Jarmo Vuorenpää, Director of the new Lokotrack offering at Metso, said: “The new Lokotrack EC range will be transformational for the mobile crushing and screening of aggregates.

“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.” 

Metso will host its “biggest aggregates customer event of the year” to officially launch the new crushing and screening equipment line. Known as Lokolaunch 2024, the invite-only event is set to take place at the Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland, on the 14 to 16 May, 2024.  

In addition to launching the Lokotrack EC range, the manufacturer will use the event to present its latest advancements in crushing technology, digital tools utilisation, and will reveal parts and services developments that it claims will “significantly enhance the customer’s operational efficiency and productivity throughout the entire lifecycle of their equipment”.

Renaud Lapointe, Senior Vice President of Metso Products business line in the Aggregates business area, said: “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.”

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