Increased Capacity and Maintenance Friendliness
The new Metso Nordberg® NP20™ series impact crushers developed in tight collaboration with Hewitt Equipment Ltd. and Demix Agrégats ensure enhanced capacity and maintenance friendliness.
In January 2017, Metso delivered 2 new NP20™ impact crushers to Demix Agrégats’ plant in Laval, Quebec. Metso and Hewitt Equipment Ltd. began the first discussions and studies concerning Demix’s new plant project in 2014. In 2016, this close collaboration led to an order for several Metso machines and to the birth of the NP20™ model. The order was booked in Metso’s first-quarter 2016 orders received.
“The NP20™ is the third machine of the renewed Metso Nordberg Series. It will replace our largest secondary impact crusher, the NP1520™ , and, like its predecessors, is optimized for use both in secondary and tertiary applications,” says Vincent Schmitt, product manager for Metso’s impact crusher range.
Demix Agrégats, a division of CRH Canada Group Inc., is a leading aggregates producer in the greater Montreal area, contributing to large infrastructure projects in the region, as well as supplying stone and gravel to the commercial, industrial and residential sectors. In addition to the 2 new NP20 crushers, Demix has ordered various Metso equipment for a project currently underway in Laval, including a C150 jaw crusher with an MB432 hydraulic hammer, a CVB202 for primary crushing and screening, two TS5.3 screens, as well as a sand washing screw and several Metso feeders.
According to Brian Husk, Distribution Business manager at Metso, and Paul Davignon, Crushing Process specialist at Hewitt, the NP20 development has been a real win-win-win project. Demix was impressed by the maintenance-friendliness of the NP15 model, but needed higher capacity. Studies and collaboration between the parties provided the required information and resulted in the development of a new model. Today, all 3 companies have reached their target.
“Developing a new crusher in just 8 months has been an exciting challenge. Thanks to our knowledge and experience from previous generation machines – and the involvement from the whole team – this project has been a great success,” concludes Vincent Schmitt.
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