Metso expands Lokotrack production facility

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Metso expands Lokotrack production facility gallery 1 Metso Speedline 2 project manager Juha Erkkila Metso expands Lokotrack production facility gallery 1
Metso expands Lokotrack production facility gallery 2 Metso says motors will be assembled next to the new Speedline 2 so that all Lokotrack components are installed in the same hall Metso expands Lokotrack production facility gallery 2

Screening and crushing equipment maker Metso has announced it will be expanding capacity and improving safety at its manufacturing plant in Tampere, Finland.


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The plant produces the popular Metso Lokotrack mobile crushing plants. The company’s current ‘Speedline 1’ assembly line can produce approximately one 50-tonne compact mobile crusher unit per working shift. Metso says adding the new Speedline 2 assembly line will increase that production capacity by more than 30 percent.

"The delivery times of equipment models implemented on a line assembly method instead of today's fixed assembly method will be significantly reduced," Metso Speedline 2 project manager Juha Erkkila says.

"At the same time, we will release plenty of space for assembling the largest crusher and Lokotrack models in fixed assembly locations.

"Due to the increasing demand for track-mounted mobile crushing plants, heavier and more complex models, such as the LT120, LT300HP/GP and LT220D will also be manufactured on Speedline 2 in addition to the current large volume models, such as the LT106 and LT1213," Erkkila adds.

The extra room provided by the expansion will also improve safety for personnel and visitors to the factory.

"The parts to be assembled can be better accommodated in the more spacious hall, which improves occupational safety," Erkkila says.

"A new elevated gangway will also be built in the project, allowing visitors to view the operations in the factory more safely and fluently."

 

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