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Metso installs a mega-class compress press

by Richard Cosgrove  |  Tue 19 May 2020

Metso installs a mega-class compress press

Metso is continuing to develop its consumables product range and production capacity, especially in larger consumables wear sizes. An innovative, mega-size compress press is currently being installed at the Trelleborg factory in Sweden. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the strict travel and site visit restrictions, a dedicated team at the Trelleborg factory is performing the installation by utilizing online remote support from the supplier’s experts in Australia and China.    

Along with the increased production capacity, the modular press design will expand the range, sizes and types of products manufactured. With its robust technology and large size, the unique press can produce parts, such as mill lining wear parts that weigh up to 8 tons.

Production with the new press will start in May. The press to be installed in Sweden is the first in a series of three similar machines with a total value of EUR 10 million.

The ongoing travel restrictions and increased employee safety measures globally created a need to find a sustainable and safe way to install the new machine in the Trelleborg facility.

The installation process is successfully monitored remotely by the supplier with dedicated installation support hubs in Australia and China. The team in Trelleborg is wearing headsets and wearable video cameras, and the installation area is equipped with video cameras, enabling continuous online guidance and instructions. 

Today, Metso is the leading provider of rubber and poly-met mill linings and has a strong service network in all the main mining markets. The Trelleborg unit produces rubber and poly-met wear parts used in the mining industry.

Metso operates currently 11 factories manufacturing synthetic solutions globally, and it will open a new factory for mining consumables wear parts in Lithuania in 2020.

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