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Product news October 4, 2021

Smart and digital – Metso Outotec launches Index online tool for metal recycling machines

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on October 4, 2021, at 10:00 am EEST

Collecting data, sifting through data and evaluating data – online tool for digital monitoring and analysis of metal recycling machines. 

The new Index operating and production data collection system from Metso Outotec’s Metal Recycling business transfers relevant data from the recycling machine directly to the customer’s equipment. Metso Outotec Metal Recycling has taken the next step in terms of digitization and, with Index, introduced an intelligent way to increase machine productivity, optimize the cost-benefit ratio and identify limiting parameters at an early stage.

"Accessible via mobile app or from the dashboard any time, one click is all it takes to find out immediately how high the current capacity utilization is, which material is currently being processed, how many operating hours the equipment has already been running for, or what the general condition of the metal recycling machine is," explains Peter Thomas, Director of Products and Technology for Metal Recycling in Metso Outotec.

All the equipment data can be visualized, displayed and analyzed in the Index web portal and if necessary, transferred to programs and systems designed for controlling purposes. "We are talking about modern workflow and performance monitoring, which serves as the perfect basis for evaluating the various key performance indicators (KPIs)," he continues.

The server used to back up data is currently one of the most secure servers on the market.

The server is located in Europe and is therefore subject to European data protection regulations.

Index will be available immediately as standard equipment in these Lindemann shears: EtaCut II, EtaCut, PowerCut/LUC as well as PowerCut Wings/LIS and LU. In addition, customers have the option of retrofitting their current stock shears of the previously mentioned machine types with Index. "Additionally, Index will soon be available for presses and shredder systems for Metso Outotec’s metal recycling customers," says Peter Thomas.

Further information, please contact:

Peter Thomas, Director Products & Technology, Metal Recycling, Metso Outotec, tel. +49 211 210 5275, email: peter.thomas(at)mogroup.com

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso Outotec, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)mogroup.com

Metso Outotec is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By improving our customers’ energy and water efficiency, increasing their productivity, and reducing environmental risks with our product and process expertise, we are the partner for positive change.  

Metso Outotec is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with Science Based Targets. We ranked 8th on the 2021 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2020 were about EUR 3.9 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec