Metso NW Rapid(TM), the revolutionary crushing and screening plant concept gains ground among aggregates producers

The revolutionary Metso NW Rapid is the world's first and only wheel-mounted crushing plant that fits into standard containers and can be set up for operation in less than 12 hours. In addition to fast installation, the NW Rapid can increase production capacity by as much as 30% and offer higher uptime, better safety and ease of use.

In the highly competitive aggregates market, Metso's customers are increasingly looking for more cost-efficient ways to improve their productivity and lower cost of operations. The NW Rapid crushing and screening system, introduced a year ago, has proven to provide flexibility at a whole new level. The concept helps aggregates producers to now profit more from even smaller contracts than before and to change site locations more often.

NW Rapid's high production capacity was one of the decisive factors when M/s M G Contractors Pvt Ltd in India was looking for a new plant.

"The new Metso NW Rapid plant is a perfect fit for our growing needs for more eco-friendly, mobile and economical solutions. When looking at the available products in the market, we realized that the NW Rapid is a breakthrough in terms of application and quality. It is also backed by Metso's good brand reputation and their service standards. With this purchase, we feel confident that our production efficiency will increase by as much as 30% compared to a traditional solution. The 12-hour set-up time is extraordinary," says Udit Mittal, Director, M/s M G Contractors Pvt Ltd.

Unique design features increase production and cost efficiency

Setting up a conventional portable crushing and screening plant normally takes at least a week and often requires preparations with foundations and other site conditions. In addition, equipment transportation can be difficult and require special arrangements. The NW Rapid is the first and only compact wheel-mounted crushing plant on the market that fits compactly into standard 40-foot (12-meter) containers, allowing it to be easily transported from one place to another by sea, rail or truck. Fast installation and dismantling is facilitated with hydraulically fine-adjustable support legs, hopper walls and screen lifting.

"Cost-efficiency achieved by easy set-up and flexibility serves our customers in the emerging markets particularly well, since it is important to be able to swiftly move production to where the construction projects are situated," says Julius Mäkelä, Product Manager, Portable Solutions, Metso.

The NW Rapid Series includes equipment for multiple aggregate production needs, such as portable jaw crushing, cone crushing as well as horizontal and vertical shaft impactor plants. With these products, customers can set up multistage crushing and screening plants for high-quality end products as well as for ballast production. The NW Rapid crushing and screening plant can be fed by excavator, wheel loader or dump trucks. Ready-made layouts cover screen feed and cone feed applications, with and without surge hoppers and field conveyors.

The increased capacity is mainly achieved by the powerful Nordberg® GP220(TM) cone crusher and the new four-deck dual-slope screen, enabling higher screening performance. The whole process can be precisely adjusted by a process control system.

"The new Metso IC50C(TM) process control system forms a seamless combination between the primary crushing stage and the secondary crushing & screening stage of the plant. The whole process, including field conveyors, can be started and stopped with the push of a single button, making daily operations safe and easy," says Mäkelä.

The NW Rapid complies with European safety standards, and it can be issued with a CE marking.

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Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Expect results.,  

For further information, please contact:
Julius Mäkelä, Product Manager, Portable Solutions, Metso, Tel. +358 041 543 4918, Email:

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Global Communications, Metso Corporation, Tel. +358 20 484 3212, Email: