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Metso launch new NW8HRC crusher

Metso’s new NW8HRC portable crusher for manufactured sand
Metso’s new NW8HRC portable crusher for manufactured sand

Nordwheeler NW Rapid range expanded with portable crusher for manufactured sand production

IN response to growing demand for sustainability, process flexibility, and higher capacity, Metso have expanded their Nordwheeler NW Rapid range with the new NW8HRC – the first portable HRC 8 crusher for manufactured sand.

‘We are proud to be the first global aggregates equipment manufacturer to launch a portable high-pressure grinding roll (HPGR) crusher for sand manufacturing. The Nordwheeler with HRC 8 is one of the most efficient crushers for producing manufactured sand, offering a more sustainable solution since manufactured sand can be used to replace the scarce natural sand in concrete production,’ said Renaud Lapointe, senior vice-president of Metso products in the Aggregates business area.


Nordwheeler portable plants are powered by electricity and can be set up without heavy concrete foundations. HRC 8 is a part of Metso’s Planet Positive offering. It is said to consume up to 50% less power than any other technology in the same application to obtain the same net product volume.

‘The HRC crusher can convert quarry waste into a sellable product. Furthermore, the HRC crusher produces excellent quality sand that can substitute natural sand from natural deposits,’ continued Mr Lapointe. ‘Now on a wheel-mounted chassis, the HRC can be relocated within the site or towed to a new crushing plant for re-crushing the waste piles.’

In addition to the NW8HRC, the Nordwheeler NW Rapid range is expanding with five new portable crushers. Designed on the proven Nordberg and Barmac crusher technologies for effective secondary and tertiary crushing, the new models are the NW300GP, NW300HP, NW330GP, NW7150, and NW9100. All are designed to fit within standard transportation dimensions, making towing them to sites easier than ever, and once on site they are quick to set up with on-board equipment and hydraulic options.

‘Our new models feature a crusher without an integrated screen on the same chassis, which increases the flexibility of plant design and makes it easier for aggregate producers to adapt to changing end-product requirements,’ said Jarno Pohja, director of portable solutions in the Aggregates business area at Metso.

He added: ‘The Nordwheeler portable plants also feature the IC process control system. Intelligent automation optimizes crushing efficiency and offers the ability for full remote control of the machines, whilst automatic process control increases productivity, improves quality, and adds consistency to the end product.’

The new units offer up to 500 tonnes/h capacity, making the Nordwheeler portable plants equally suitable for aggregate producers and contractors handling higher volumes.  


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