New, free-to-use, on-line configurator for designing efficient crushing and screening plants
METSO have introduced a unique drag-and-drop 3D crushing and screening plant configurator that allows professionals in the mining and aggregate industries to design more productive and efficient plants through real-time insights.
The design and simulation tool, called My Plant Planner, is available on metso.com and is free for anyone to use.
‘We are really excited about My Plant Planner,’ said Guillaume Lambert, vice-president of crushing systems at Metso.
‘Our aim is to help our customers easily test different configurations and operating conditions to see how they affect process performance. The tool allows you to either design and simulate a new crushing and screening plant in 3D or test how upgrading your current equipment can improve performance.’
My Plant Planner is full of unique features and insights to help in the planning of optimized crushing and screening circuits. It is also possible to download a detailed report of the designed plant.
The tool is based on proprietary Metso software VPS and Bruno. Unique to My Plant Planner is the possibility to design and simulate the ideal crushing and screening circuit in the same tool in 3D. The configurator makes it easy to predict general power consumption of the system and to see the footprint of the circuit – a feature exclusive to My Plant Planner.
With the tool, users can pick and choose different types of crushers, screens and conveyors to get the perfect balance for a circuit and easily identify bottlenecks to understand where extra capacity is needed. Important factors, such as capacity, load, and power draw, are updated in real time as the circuit is designed and the parameters updated.
At any point, it is possible to download a report that gathers together all the details about the plant being designed. It includes details on the chosen crushers, screens, conveyors and their parameters, including power consumption.
To start planning your plant, click here.