Metso Outotec Acquires Davies Wear Plate Systems
BY Metso Outotec
Metso Outotec, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, will bring unique fasteners and wear monitoring technology to its minerals customers now that it has completed the acquisition of Davies Wear Plate Systems in Australia.
The acquired technology includes fasteners with a unique locking mechanism that does not require traditional studs and nuts and thus enables faster and safer maintenance work, according to the manufacturer. Davies Wear Plate Systems’ portfolio also includes wear monitoring technology, which provides a real-time forecast of wear and expected liner change-out timing. The monitoring solution can be fitted to any metallic or ceramic liner, independent of attachment systems.
“This acquisition supports our target to offer comprehensive and unique solutions for the entire wear lining value chain….The new technology will increase safety during maintenance and increase uptime. I warmly welcome the new colleagues to become part of the Metso Outotec team,” said
Sami Takaluoma, president of consumables business area at Metso Outotec.
The acquired technology is already used by major mining companies, such as Rio Tinto, BHP Group and Fortescue Metals Group in Australia.
“We have been improving our product offering for years and we have received good feedback from our customers in Australia,” said Brian Davies, founder, Davies Wear Plate Systems. “Our products are ready to be rolled out to the global mining market. We are excited that we are now a part of a truly international company.”
Helena Marjaranta, vice president, communications, Metso Outotec, shared with AsphaltPro readers, the new WearSense condition monitoring system offering will be introduced for global customers including those in North America as soon as possible.
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