The new unit, which is expected to be commissioned in 2024, is designed for fast machining of filter plate pack frames, which are essential elements in pressure filters used in mining and industrial applications.
“Besides enabling an increased production throughput, the new machining unit will allow improved delivery times of high-quality frames to our customers,” said Tero Tiainen, director for Filters Manufacturing at Metso. “It will also bring flexibility to the production process. This investment is part of our continuous development program in Lappeenranta and follows the recent installation of a state-of-the-art laser welding unit and modernization of the office premises.”
Metso recently announced a doubling of the capacity of its filter assembly plant in Suzhou, China, and a major investment to its first polymer filter plate production unit in Mexico to meet the growing global demand for filters. In addition, Metso produces ceramic filter plates at its plant in Turku, Finland, and operates a unique Dewatering Technology Center in Lappeenranta, Finland.
Metso’s filtration portfolio consists of 15 different filter types. The company has carried out more than 14,000 filtration tests and delivered more than 5,000 filters for various applications worldwide.