Metso has a new Urban LT96 aggregates processing plant. With their advanced protection features, the community-friendly Lokotrack Urban model range significantly restricts noise and dust emissions compared to conventional crushing, enabling more sustainable construction operations in cities.
“Transporting aggregates to a construction site in a city centre from a distant quarry is costly, both in terms of energy and time,” said Kimmo Anttila, vice president, Lokotrack Solutions at Metso. “At the same time, rapid urbanisation pushes crushing operations closer to city centres. Our customers are turning to us for solutions to avoid unnecessary hauling and to minimize the impact on people and the environment. The Metso Urban solution was developed to enable crushing operations in the most regulated urban areas, while actively protecting both employees on site as well as people living nearby.”
The Metso Urban solution combines Metso’s proven crushing technology with modern environmental and safety features to produce an innovative machine. The latest addition to the series, the Urban LT96 is ideal for small to mid-sized contractors crushing and recycling demolished concrete on site. Launched in 2017, the Urban solution is also available for the electrically driven LT130E model, LT120 and the LT106/S, one of Metso’s most widely used mobile crushing plant models in the market.
With Metso’s Urban plant, noise protection distances can typically be reduced by 50-60% compared to traditional crushing plants operating in hard rock applications.
Crushing within cities is becoming more tightly controlled through environmental and safety regulations that vary from country to country. The Metso Urban series is equipped with integrated features to fulfil some of the most critical of requirements, which are especially beneficial when it comes to obtaining environmental permits for short-term crushing operations.
According to Anttila: “We believe that sustainability and operational flexibility should and can be built into the same solution. Feedback we have received from the field supports the fact that using Metso Urban solution has a positive impact on the permit process. Our target is that the Urban will help our customers tap new business opportunities sustainably.”
This article first appeared on our Daily News website at bauma 2019.