Metso launches app for remote process control of Lokotrack crushers and screens

Metso has introduced a new software application called Metso Remote IC, which expands its intelligent crushing and screening offerings.

Metso's Remote IC app Metso says that the Remote IC app can be operated by one person and viewed by many (Photo: Metso)

This app is used for remote control and monitoring of the crushing and screening process, and it wirelessly connects all Lokotrack crushers and screens at the site.

With Metso Remote IC, the operator can view all the Lokotrack machines and their main process parameters using a single dashboard. The app enables the operator to adjust the feeder and crusher settings safely from the excavator cabin, and the overall process’s visibility allows the operator to adjust the feeding for an optimal production level.

The Remote IC also stops the feeder automatically in case of any issues, preventing overloading. In addition to this, it immediately alerts and provides the reason for the stoppage, making it quicker and easier to get back to operation. 

“One of the key features of the Remote IC is that there is no need for the operator to exit the excavator cabin to adjust the crushers or to stop the feeder in an overflow situation,” explains Toni Peltomäki, director of automation at Metso’s Aggregates business area.

“The ability to control and monitor the crushing and screening process from a single application has a significant impact on safety and eventually process productivity, since unnecessary process stops can be avoided.”

Metso says that the Remote IC app can be operated by one person and viewed by many. Everyone at the site can view the main process parameters and alarms. 

“We are constantly developing our products and digital tools to help our customers improve their productivity. Remote IC not only increases the productivity and safety of the plant, but it can also positively impact the employees’ experience and help attract new skilled workforce,” says Renaud Lapointe, Senior Vice President at Metso’s Aggregates business area.

The Metso Remote IC app is compatible with Android mobile phones and tablets. It can be installed on all new Lokotrack models and retrofitted to older models that have the latest Metso Metrics installed.

Metso Metrics is a cloud-based service that provides real-time performance information, maintenance planning, and fleet management. It serves as a remote monitoring tool that can be accessed off-site.

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