Metso launches app for monitoring crushers, screens

By |  February 8, 2024
The Metso Remote IC app is available for all new Lokotrack models, and it can be installed as a retrofit to all models that have the latest Metso Metrics installed. Photo: Metso

The Metso Remote IC app is available for all new Lokotrack models, and it can be installed as a retrofit to all models that have the latest Metso Metrics installed. Photo: Metso

Metso expanded its intelligent crushing and screening offering with a new software application.

The new Metso Remote IC is used for remote control and monitoring of the crushing and screening process, connecting all Lokotrack crushers and screens wirelessly on a site.

With the app, Metso says operators can view all Lokotrack train machines and their main process parameters using a single dashboard. The feeder and crusher settings can be adjusted safely from the excavator cabin, the company says, and the overall visibility of the process allows operators to adjust the feed for an optimal production level.

In problem situations, Metso says Remote IC automatically stops the feeder to prevent overloading. Remote IC also instantly alerts and provides a reason for a stoppage, making it quicker and easier to get back to running. Additionally, with a lower overflow risk, Metso says 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,” says Toni Peltomäki, director of automation for Metso’s aggregates business area. “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 operated by one person and viewed by many, Metso adds. Everyone on a site can view the main process parameters and alarms. For example, a wheel loader operator can acknowledge an alarm and fix a problem.

“We are constantly developing our products and digital tools to help our customers improve their productivity,” says Renaud Lapointe, senior vice president of Metso’s aggregates business area.

The Metso Remote IC app can be used on an Android tablet or mobile phone, the company adds. It is available for all new Lokotrack models and can be installed as a retrofit to all models that have the latest Metso Metrics installed.

Metso Metrics is a cloud-based service offering real-time performance information, maintenance planning and fleet management that works as a remote-monitoring tool off-site.

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