Metso to Launch New Groundbreaking Lokotrack EC Range at Lokolaunch in Spring 2024

SOURCE: Metso  October 27, 2023

The first products of Metso’s new diesel-electric range of Lokotrack® crushers and screens will be launched in spring 2024. The launch event, called Lokolaunch, will take place at the Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland, on May 14-16, 2024, and it will be the biggest aggregates customer event of the year.

The new track mounted Lokotrack® range, called EC range, is designed and built on a unique new platform that Metso has been developing since 2020. The Lokotrack EC units feature a next-generation diesel-electric powerline. All process functions are electrically driven and controlled by automation to always perform at the optimal load level. The new Lokotrack will have a robust and distinctive design and it will feature the latest digital tools, making operating and maintaining the units easier than ever.

“The new Lokotrack EC range will be transformational for the mobile crushing and screening of aggregates. This new hybrid equipment with higher efficiency and lower emissions will also significantly contribute to Metso’s Planet Positive offering and the company’s commitment to reach its ambitious climate targets. The new range, along with its related parts and services, has been designed to address the evolving needs of the industry,” says Jarmo Vuorenpää, Director of the new Lokotrack offering at Metso.

In addition to launching the new Lokotrack EC range at the Lokolaunch event, Metso will present the latest advancements of crushing technology, utilization of digital tools, and parts and services designed to significantly enhance the customer’s operational efficiency and productivity throughout the entire lifecycle of their equipment.

“Lokolaunch 2024 is more than just an event for customers and other key stakeholders. It signifies a demonstration of our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and sustainability for the aggregates industry. We are excited to gather the industry’s key players to celebrate this great milestone with us,” says Renaud Lapointe, Senior Vice President of Metso Products business line in the Aggregates business area.

The upcoming invitation-only launch event arranged at the Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland, is the fourth under the Lokolaunch name, carrying a long industrial history with it. Lokolaunch has gained a reputation of being a unique Metso-organized customer event presenting new innovations. Manufacturing of crushing equipment began at Metso’s Tampere factory in Finland, which was called Lokomo at the time, already a hundred years ago.

About Metso’s Lokotrack® Range

Metso developed the concept of track-mounted crushers and screens in Finland in 1985 to minimize the cost and energy use of rock crushing. Metso’s Lokotrack has made it possible to provide mobility for the crushing equipment on-site, close to the processed raw materials. Thanks to its mobile features, Lokotrack enabled lower transport and hauling costs and emissions. During the last 35 years, Metso’s mobile equipment concept has grown significantly with thousands of units manufactured and sold globally every year.

Metso is a frontrunner in providing sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By helping our customers increase their productivity, improve their energy and water efficiency and environmental performance with our process and product expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Metso employs over 16,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2022 were about EUR 5.3 billion.

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