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Metso creates app for Lokotrack crushers and screens

Metso is expanding its crushing and screening offering with a new software application – Metso Remote IC

The new Metso IC will allow for remote control and monitoring of the crushing and screening process on a site, connecting wirelessly to all Metso ‘Lokotrack’ mobile crushing and screening plants.

Using the new software application, the operator can view all Lokotrack train machines and their main process parameters using a single dashboard.

Providing safety to the operator, feeder and crusher settings can be adjusted from the excavator cabin and the overall visibility of the process allows the operator to adjust the feeding for an optimal production level.

Remote IC can automatically stop the feeder if a problem occurs, therefore preventing overloading.

The new software application will also be able too instantly alert and provide a reason to the operator for a stoppage – making it quicker and easier to get back to operation, Metso says.

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With a lower overflow risk, the process can be run closer to maximum capacity.

“One of the key features of the Remote IC is that there is no need for the operator to exit the excavator cabin to adjust the crushers or to stop the feeder in an overflow situation,” aggregates business area, automation director, Toni Peltomäki says.

“The ability to control and monitor the crushing and screening process from a single application has a significant impact on safety and eventually process productivity, since unnecessary process stops can be avoided.”

The Remote IC app can be viewed by all staff provided with access so they can view the main process parameters and alarms.

Remote IC is available to be used on Android tablets or mobile phones and is available for all new Lokotrack models, also being able to be retrofitted to all models that have the latest cloud-based ‘Metso Metrics’ installed.

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