Metso makes screening media change-outs safer and faster

Downtime is costly for the mining industry. The longer it takes for production to restart, the more it will cost the business in terms of throughput and eventual profit. This is one of the reasons Metso launched a new hammerless attachment for its Trellex 305PS screening media that provides safer installation, faster removal and maximised uptime.

The Trellex 305PS screening media is ideal for use in iron ore processing as well as a number of other mineral processing and aggregates production applications. The hammerless attachment system offers increased productivity and makes media change-outs safer and faster than traditional systems.

Up until now, the removal of worn-out pin and sleeve screening media modules has been a time-consuming and potentially unsafe undertaking.

Metso’s innovative attachment system improves worker safety during change- outs. There is no need to use a hammer when installing and removing screening media. The specially developed pins can be screwed into place as well as removed using an impact driver.

Accidents that occur when pins that are stuck get torn o  by force can be avoided. In addition to improved safety, the new system cuts the change-out time considerably, resulting in higher uptime and productivity.

“Recently, we launched the web-based screen planner wear monitoring system and invested in screening media manufacturing capacity,” Metso Global Product Manager for Screening Media Claes Larsson said. “The introduction of the hammerless attachment system is yet another step we are taking to help our screening media customers minimise downtime and maximise productivity.”

The attachment system is currently available as a standard option for Trellex 305PS screening media in the most common build heights (40-60 mm), and is set to be introduced for additional build heights.

Metso will be exhibiting at the AusIMM Iron Ore 2019 conference from July 22-24, 2019 in Perth.

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