Metso Outotec’s next-generation Metrics solution for aggregates industry

Metso Outotec’s Metrics solution offers improved equipment performance and plant availability in the aggregates industry.
Metso Outotec’s Metrics solution offers improved equipment performance and plant availability in the aggregates industry.

Metso Outotec is launching an upgraded version of Metrics, an innovative cloud-based tool for real-time monitoring for aggregates customers’ Lokotrack mobile crushers and screens. The new remote monitoring solution will bring significantly better connectivity and optimisation benefits to aggregate customers’ crushing processes.

The solution has been developed together with distributors and customers and offers several state-of-the-art features supporting customers to achieve their sustainability and operational targets.

The new Metrics features include CO2 tracking for sustainability benefits, 24/7 access to real-time data, a maintenance module, critical dashboards for utilisation and geolocation. Furthermore, the new Metrics allows remote troubleshooting, the user interface can be tailored to address different customer needs. New features and functions can be also updated remotely.

By combining the new Metrics with its global service footprint, Metso Outotec and its distributor partners can support customers in making data-driven decisions that impact their crushing and screening operations.

“We wanted to develop a next-generation solution that will bring quantifiable value and deliver more production hours and tons to our customers. The key to building sustainable operational efficiency is having the correct information to make decisions and select the right combination of services to lift the bar. Metso Outotec Metrics for aggregates connects mobile crushers and screens, providing increased real-time data visibility and analytics to improve availability, performance, reliability, and profitability,” says Merja Tyyni, vice president, Standard Crushers, Metso Outotec.

The Metrics solution is part of Metso Outotec’s Planet Positive portfolio.

In addition to the improved speed of data transmission, new features will continually be developed.   One new feature currently in development is integrated mass flow measurement for tracking production and waste to help customers quantify their production performance.

Metso Outotec Metrics for aggregates generates a strong link between the customer operations, product management and product development.

“The new Metrics will enable us to take equipment features and customer experience to a new level by improving our customers’ equipment’s performance and increasing both uptime and the overall machine life-cycle,” says Kimmo Anttila, vice president, Lokotrack solutions, Aggregates business area, Metso Outotec.

While newer Lokotrack machines come equipped with Metso Outotec Metrics, legacy equipment can in most cases be modernized and integrate equipment digital connectivity with a Retrofit Kit. In the first phase, the Retrofit Kit is available for certain Lokotrack crushers and screens.