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Metso Nordberg NP20 crushers hard at it for Demix Agrégats, Canada

First publishedin World Highways
June 2017
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New Metso equipment is helping boost output at a Canadian facility
A new Metso Nordberg NP20 crusher is delivering increased capacity and reduced maintenance needs for an aggregate producer in Canada.

The new Metso Nordberg NP20TM series impact crushers were developed in tight collaboration with Hewitt Equipment and Demix Agrégats to ensure increased capacity and ease of maintenance according to the firm

Earlier this year, Metso delivered two new NP20TM impact crushers to Demix Agrégats' plant in Laval, Canada. Metso and Hewitt Equipment, the distributor for Metso crushing and screening equipment in Quebec and Western Labrador, began the first discussions and studies concerning Demix's new plant project in 2014. In 2016, this close collaboration led to an order for several Metso machines and to the birth of the NP20TM model. The order was booked in Metso's first-quarter 2016 orders received.

Demix Agrégats, a division of CRH Canada Group, is a leading aggregates producer in the greater Montreal area, contributing to large infrastructure projects in the region, as well as supplying stone and gravel to the commercial, industrial and residential sectors. In addition to the two new NP20 crushers, Demix has ordered various Metso equipment for a project currently underway in Laval, including a C150 jaw crusher with an MB432 hydraulic hammer, a CVB202 for primary crushing and screening, two TS5.3 screens, as well as a sand washing screw and several Metso feeders.

According to Metso and Hewitt, the NP20 development has been of benefit to all the parties concerned. The customer had liked the low maintenance needs of the NP15 model, but needed higher capacity. Studies and collaboration between the parties provided the required information and resulted in the development of a new model.

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