Metso Outotec is opening a new laser welding unit, customized for demanding production conditions, at its filtration technology center in Lappeenranta, Finland. The new laser welding unit will add to the center’s manufacturing capacity and enable the production of higher-quality welded structures in a safer, and more environmentally friendly manner. The value of the investment is approximately one million euros.
“Investing in an efficient laser welding unit is one example of our desire to focus on being an industry leader also in filtration technology. In Lappeenranta, we produce several types of filters used in demanding industrial applications. We have systematically developed our capabilities in Lappeenranta over the years. Today, the technology center for solid-liquid separation, which we opened in 2015, serves customers around the world,” says Markku Teräsvasara, President of Metso Outotec’s Minerals business.
“In addition to Lappeenranta, we provide filtration technology to customers worldwide from Turku and Suzhou in China. Our filtration equipment is used, for example, in the mining, chemical and food industries. All of them require reliable filtration to ensure high quality of their end products,” says Jussi Venäläinen, Vice President of Metso Outotec’s Filtration Business Line.
Metso Outotec’s filtration technology center in Lappeenranta plays an important role in the development of industry innovations. In addition to manufacturing, the center operates an internationally unique Dewatering Technology Center (DTC), which is focused on solid-liquid separation. It also has continuous cooperation with the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT) among others.