Comparing Metso HP200 and HP300 Cone Plants

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When selecting a cone crusher for your aggregate or mining operations, two of the leading models to consider are the MC200HPS and MC300HPS from Metso. These cone plants utilize the HP200 and HP300 cone crushers, respectively, paired with inclined screens and conveyors mounted on heavy-duty chassis. There are some key factors to weigh when deciding between these two plants.

Typical Applications and Circuit Placement

HP300 in TransportThe MC200HPS with the HP200 cone is best suited for secondary, tertiary, and quaternary crushing applications. This high-performance cone crusher has a feed opening of 185 mm and a maximum capacity of 250 MTPH. The HP200 is an extremely versatile crusher that can handle a wide variety of hard rock, limestone, gravel, recycled asphalt, and other tough materials.

The MC300HPS utilizes the larger HP300 cone and, similar to the MC200HPS, is widely used in the second, third, or fourth stages of crushing. The HP300 features a larger feeding opening at 241 mm and also delivers a substantially higher maximum capacity of up to 440 MTPH.

So, when high tonnages are essential, the MC300HPS is the way to go. But for crushing applications where throughput requirements are lower, the more compact MC200HPS offers big savings on capital costs. Both of these mobile cone plants are designed for maximum flexibility and quick transport from site to site. The adjustable cribbing supports enable a fast setup after relocation.

Head Diameter and Other Key Specifications

Metso HP200As the names suggest, the HP300 cone has a 44-inch (1,120 mm) head diameter compared to 37 inches (940 mm) on the HP200. With its larger crushing chamber, the HP300 naturally requires a bigger 300 HP motor compared to the 200 HP motor used on the HP200. This additional power enables the HP300 cone to handle much harder aggregates, such as granite, at high throughput.

The MC300HPS is significantly heavier, with an operating weight around 123,000 lbs versus 115,000 lbs on the MC200HPS. Having 12 wheels with air brakes allows smooth transport at normal highway speeds across both cone plants. They both share identical 14-foot transport heights, essential for meeting overpass restrictions when relocating crushers between sites.

Both HP series cone crusher models utilize dual-acting hydraulic cylinders for tramp release. This enables passing any uncrushable materials without inflicting damage internally. You get full walkway access around three sides of the screen plant on both models.

Crushing Efficiency and Performance

MC cone crushing UnitsThanks to Metso’s advanced crushing chamber profiles and patented hydraulic control systems, both the HP200 and HP300 cones deliver high performance with reduced energy consumption. The optimized speed, throw, cavity design, and clamping pressure enable exceptional reduction ratios, cubicity, and product shape that minimize waste.

While electricity needs per ton crushed are comparable between the two, the MC300HPS will use more total power to achieve throughputs up to 440 MTPH. However, having a single unit handle higher volumes lowers overall operating costs. Both plants allow remote monitoring and automated control of crusher settings for optimized efficiency and quality end product.

Reliability, operating costs, and longevity between the two plants are quite comparable. As leading models from Metso, both cone crushers are engineered for maximum uptime using premium quality components. For example, their anti-spin rotation system prevents head spinning. With routine maintenance, such as proper lubrication and liner changes, you can expect thousands of hours of productive operation.

Weighing Your Needs to Select the Right Plant

HP200When selecting between the MC200HPS and MC300HPS crushing plants, there are several key factors to consider:

  • Production capacity needs: Realistically assess your site’s tonnage requirements in TPH. The HP300 can handle up to 440 TPH, while the HP200 is rated at a maximum of 250 TPH.
  • Feed material parameters: Understanding your feed gradation, abrasiveness, and hardness will assist in selecting the right cone and liner configurations.
  • Capital costs: While throughput capacity heavily influences prices, the MC200HPS carries definite price advantages over the bulkier MC300HPS.

Expandability: Project whether operational growth may demand higher capacity down the road. The MC300HPS provides room to grow production.
Carefully weighing these key factors will dictate the best choice between the MC200HPS and MC300HPS plants.

Work with Mellott to Determine the Best Cone Crusher for Your Needs

The MC200HPS and MC300HPS plants from Metso represent highly versatile and mobile cone-crushing solutions for aggregate, mining, and recycling applications. While both utilize advanced HP series cone crushers, the MC300HPS with the HP300 unit provides greater production capacities exceeding 400 MTPH to meet the demands of high-tonnage operations. Its heavier-duty build comes with higher capital costs that operations with lower throughput requirements of a maximum of 250 MTPH can avoid with the selection of the MC200HPS.

Working closely with the experts at Mellott, businesses can properly assess and match their operational and product goals with the ideal cone-crushing plant. Mellott’s team has extensive hands-on experience in configuring, integrating, and servicing Metso solutions that maximize crushing productivity and profitability. Contact us today at 888.621.8533 or online to discuss your aggregate or mining needs.