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Product news December 13, 2022

Metso Outotec launches automatic pallet car changing device to boost safety and productivity of pellet plants

Metso Outotec Corporation’s press release on December 13, 2022, at 09:00 a.m. EET

Metso Outotec has launched an automatic pallet car changing device to improve safety and productivity in pellet plants. It is an alternative to the conventional solutions that require production stoppages of up to 10 minutes to remove and replace worn pallet cars. The automatic pallet car changing device enables pallet car replacement in a safe, reliable, and cost-effective way without manual intervention or halting the production.

The automatic pallet car changing device is part of Metso Outotec’s leading-edge solutions helping ensure the optimal operation and maintenance of iron ore pelletizing plants. It improves process performance, production capacity, and product quality while reducing energy consumption, environmental impact, and operation and maintenance costs.

The device complements Metso Outotec’s Pallet Car Condition Monitoring System that helps operators improve preventive maintenance planning and execution.

“We are really excited about the automatic pallet car changing device. It eliminates the manual step involved in pallet car change as well as enables continuous changes without halting the production. What makes it more interesting is the fact that it can be implemented also in existing machines – provided they meet certain criteria. Our experts are happy to give more information on how each of these would benefit and work in individual plants,” says Olavo Nolasco, Director, Product Competitiveness, Ferrous & Heat Transfer at Metso Outotec.

Metso Outotec’s automatic pallet car changing device offers the following benefits:

  • Production loss reduction gain per exchange by replacing the traditional method with the automatic one
  • Improved operational safety by automated heavy load handling
  • Increased production by uninterrupted pelletizing plant operations during pallet car change
  • Extended equipment lifetime by easier maintenance
  • Improved product quality and homogeneity

Find out more about this solution here. If you are interested in our other solutions for iron ore pelletizing and sintering plants, please visit our website.

Metso Outotec will host two free “Enable safe and efficient pallet car replacement in your plants” webinars on February 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. CET. You can register for the webinars here.


Further information, please contact:

Olavo Nolasco, Director, Product Competitiveness, Ferrous & Heat Transfer, Metso Outotec, Tel. +49 0 172 6882 368, email: olavo.nolasco(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.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Metso Outotec employs over 15,000 people in more than 50 countries and its sales for 2021 were about EUR 4.2 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki. mogroup.com, twitter.com/metsooutotec

Metso Outotec Automated pallet car changing device for pellet plants