The MX3 is designed to bring improved productivity and lower operating costs to mid-sized quarry operations.
Like the MX4, the MX3 offers very high reduction ratios with a refined, in-spec end product shape and consistency expected in aggregate applications.
The machine’s engineering team says that MX cone crushers are designed with one objective in mind – to make the machine owner’s business more profitable than ever before. According to Metso, the MX has the potential to reduce the total cost of ownership whilst supercharging productivity at the same time.
MX crushers can simultaneously adjust their settings with a rotating bowl above their cavity and a hydraulic piston inside the machine’s fixed shaft. Dynamic setting adjustments can be made when the crusher is operating under full load conditions, without the need to stop production.
Both rotating bowl and piston adjustments are fully automated, so no human intervention is required. The MX also provides a maximised tramp release distance, delivering high levels of protection against uncrushable objects and overloading. Protection is optimised under all conditions, even with completely new wear parts.
Optimal cavity design, stroke direction and an effectively distributed crushing action are combined to provide a highly optimised rock-on-rock crushing motion. Together with the machine’s multi-action technology, this results in extended intervals between maintenance and higher production rates.
Metso will be on Booths 17 and 18 at the IQA’s annual conference at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong, from 1 to 3 October.