Metso Outotec expand Metrics monitoring system
Next-generation condition-monitoring system portfolio expanded to cover static screens
METSO Outotec are expanding their innovative cloud-based Metrics monitoring system portfolio – one of the company’s key digital solutions for customers – to cover the tools, sensors, and dashboard access for monitoring customers’ stationary screening equipment.
With its 24/7 online monitoring capabilities, Metrics offers improved safety, increased uptime and throughput, and reduced unplanned maintenance, allowing operators, controllers, and service professionals to see real-time analysis of vibrating screen performance and bearing condition. It is designed for intuitive operation, with an easy-to-read screen dashboard with OEM insights making it possible to quickly detect potential issues and take corrective action in time.
In June, Metso Outotec announced a global co-operation agreement with Dynamox, who offer an innovative condition-monitoring platform. Metrics for screens is the first solution utilizing Dynamox’s easy-to-install instrumentation that can be complemented with comprehensive value-added services and remote monitoring capabilities in the customer’s value chain.
‘Customer feedback has helped us to offer a solution focused on customer centricity and sustainability,’ commented Jan Wirth, technology director with Metso Outotec’s Screening Solutions business.
‘Metrics for screens helps customers to optimize their process, as they can easily see how the changes implemented have impacted their screening operations. In addition, continuous monitoring helps in the avoidance of potential breakdowns.
‘It also has a positive impact on sustainability, as running the screen in an optimal way enables increased uptime and less consumption of media, spare parts, oil and energy. Our strong development roadmap will enable us to release more data-driven and value-added services soon.’
The Metrics solution is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive portfolio. In April 2022, the company launched an upgraded version of Metrics for aggregates customers’ Lokotrack mobile crushers and screens. The new remote monitoring solution brings significantly better connectivity and optimization benefits, as well as CO2 tracking capabilities to aggregate customers’ crushing and screening processes.
Metrics is now available for cone crushers, screens, pressure filters, Courier analysers, primary gyratory crushers, and grinding mills, and more equipment types and new features are continuously under development.