Product Introduction JXSC jaw type rock crusher is usually used as a primary crusher and secondary crusher to reduce the size of medium-hard materials to smaller physical size. Jaw rock crushers are capable of working with the mobile crushing station, underground crushing because of its related small volume. Capacity: 1-1120TPH Max Feeding Size: 120-1200mm Application Mining, metallurgy, building materials, quarrying, gravel & sand making, aggregate processing, recycling, road and railway construction and chemical industry, etc. Suitable Material Granite, marble,basalt, limestone, coal, quartz, pebble, iron ore, copper ore, etc.
40 years of manufacturing and engineering experience keep us innovative and knowledge in the rock break machines and its applications, which thus provide reliable industry rocks crushers and solutions for every customer using jaw crusher manufacturers JXSC machines to meet their production goals. The jaw crusher machine family consists of different sized models that are designed to bring maximum output with minimum cost. Some workplaces have limited conditions and are unable to provide electricity or are underpowered. According to these conditions, JXSC specially designed diesel jaw crusher. The diesel-jaw crusher is actually with electric, but the original jaw crusher was added with a diesel engine equipment that a dual-purpose crusher.
JXSC the crushers machine with a non-welded frame has been proved that it has outstanding solid and durable strength. All the alloy casting frame components turn out that with premium quality, wear-resistant property.
The design of pitman and long stoke improves productivity and reduction. A wider feeding material opening increases the volume of insulating material and makes the ore material entering the crushers crushing chamber smoothly. A sharp angle makes the materials flow down speed faster and reduces the wear cost. Besides, the strike force could be stronger thus increase the production efficiency as well as the reduction ratio.
Types of jaw crushers: on the basis of the stone break equipment size and capacity can divide into a heavy and small(mini) portable jaw rock crushers. According to the working principle can be split into single toggle and double toggle jaw rock crushers machine.
A series of jaw stone crushers use compressive and squeezing force for reducing materials. This physical force is created by the two jaw plates, one of which is a movable plate and another is fixed, both of them are made of manganese. A V-shaped cavity, crushing chamber, is formed and the hydraulic discharge gap width of the crushing chamber, we can determine the suited feeding material size and discharging size, the width of top feeding is larger than that of bottom discharging.
Jaw crusher is a heavy-duty machine that crushes hard materials. So its hence muse be robustly constructed. Crusher frame is made from steel or cast iron. The jaws are made of cast steel. The liners are made fromNi-hard, Ni-Cr alloyed cast iron or manganese steel which can replaceable and use to reduce frame wear. The cheek plates are also made from hard alloy steel and installed to the sides of the crushing chamber to protect the frame from wear.
The jaws can be made in smooth or corrugated, but often corrugated. Because the latter crushing the hard and abrasive ores is better. The angle between the jaws is usually less than 26. This is because a large angle will cause the particle to slip which non-crush.
It uses curved plates to avoid the near the discharge of jaw crusher blocking. The bottom of the swinging jaw is concave, and the relative lower part of the fixed jaw is convex. The materials reduction in size when nears the exit. So the material is distributed over a larger area, and the jaws plates wear less.
The type of crushed materials determines how to design the max amplitude of swing of the jaw and the amplitude adjusted by changing the eccentric. The length from 1 to 7 cm depends on the crusher machine size. Jaw crushers are supplied in sizes up to 1,600 mm (gape)1,900 mm (width). For coarse crushing application (closed set~300 mm), capacities range up to 1200 tph.
Jaw crusher parts must have some wear after a period of use, but the easily damaged parts will wear out more. The price of crushing equipment with the same specifications and handling capacity is different in the material of parts.
Guard Plate The guard plate is made of high-quality high manganese steel, which is located between the fixed plate and the movable plate. The whole body is mainly to protect the jaw crusher frame wall.
Toothed Plate Tooth plate is divided into movable and fixed tooth plate, but both is made from high manganese steel casting. In order to prolong its service life, its shape is designed to be symmetrical. That is when one end of the wear can be used to turn the head. The movable and the fixed teeth plate are the main parts for stone crushing. So the movable teeth plate is installed on the movable jaw to protect the movable jaw.
Toggle Plate The toggle plate is a cast iron piece that has been precisely calculated. It is not only a force transmission component but also the safety parts of the crusher. When the crusher falls into the non-crushing material and makes the machine beyond the normal load, the toggle plate will immediately break. Then the crusher machine stops operation, thus avoiding the damage of the whole machine. The toggle plate and the toggle plate spacer adopt the rolling contact model which less attrition under normal use. It just needs smear a layer of grease on the contact surface is ok.
Triangular Belt When the motor transmits power, the triangle belt is connected with the pulley and the grooved pulley of the motor to drive the eccentric shaft and make the moving jaw move back and forth according to the predetermined track.
The tooth plate of the most jaw crushers are made of manganese steel, bearing linings are made of babbitt alloy, sliding blocks are made of carbon steel, toggle plates are made of cast iron, springs are made of 60SiMn. Regular Inspection and maintenance of the machine can extend its service life. In order to reduce customer costs, we will generally be in the purchase of customers are advised to buy some spare parts. Because once the parts need to be replaced, the temporary purchase will take some time. The wait time may cause the entire breakage line to suspend operations, thereby increasing operating costs.
In short, the jaw stone crushers are mainly used for primary crusher, the crushing stone is relatively large. The types of crusher machine's chamber are deep and no dead zone. It improves that the feeding capacity and output. The crushing ratio is large and the product particle size is even. Shim type outlet adjustment device, reliable and convenient, large hydraulic adjustment range that increased the flexibility of the equipment. Simple structure, reliable work and low operation cost. The adjustment range of hydraulic discharge opening is large, which can meet the requirements of different users, low noise and less dust.
Impact crusher for crushing medium-hard stones, and mostly used for secondary crusher. The impact crushers have a big feeding port, high crushing cavity, high material hardness, big block size and little stone powder. Convenient maintenance, economic and reliable, high comprehensive benefit.
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HS Series Symons Cone Crusher is widely used in the metallurgical industry, construction materials industry, road building industry, chemical industry and silicate industry. It is suitable to crush ores and rocks with medium hardness and medium hardness above. It has features of strong crushing force, reliable structure, high efficiency, high capacity, low operating cost, easy adjustment, economical to use and so on. Also symons cone crusher uses the compensating lubricating grease sealing, it can avoid lubrication oil being polluted by dust, so that all parts work reliably and have a long operating life. The safety insurance system of cone crusher uses several spring sets, so the matter and iron ore are down from the crushing cavity and do not damage the crusher, simply and reliably. The safety system uses dry oil and water as two kinds of sealed formation to make plaster powder and engine oil separate to make sure reliable performance. The cone crusher has standard type and short head type, the standard type is suitable to medium size and the short head type for medium and fine crushing.
HP Series Multi-cylinder Hydraulic Cone Crusher is one of advanced cone crushers in China, which is developed and manufactured by our company. The machine is one kind of high-class product combined with mechanical technology, electrical technology, hydraulic technology and advanced crushing technology. The machine adopts high strength casting-steel frame, alloy forging main shaft and high precision straight bevel gear driving structure, combined with multi-chambers selection and automation control system, which fulfills the performance and advantages. It can be widely used in secondary and fine crushing work for all kinds of hard materials and rocks to meet customers' various needs for crushing.
DP Series Single Cylinder Hydraulic Cone Crusher is one of advanced cone crusher in China, which is developed and manufactured by our company. The machine is one kind of high-class product combined with mechanical technology, electrical technology, hydraulic technology and advanced crushing technology. Not only provides the features of high reliability, but also with the features of high crushing efficiency, low operation cost, good shape of the end products. The machine adopts high strength casting-steel frame, alloy forging main shaft and high precision arc-shaped spiral gear driving structure, combined with multi-chambers selection and automation control system, which fulfills the performance and advantages. It can be widely used in secondary and fine crushing work for all kinds of hard materials and rocks to meet customers' various needs for crushing.
PY Series Spring Cone Crusher is suitable to crush all kinds of ores and rocks with medium hardness and above. It has features of reliable structure, high efficiency, high capacity, low operating cost, easy adjustment, economical to use and so on. Spring system plays the role of overload protection, which will enable the exotic materials or steel piece to pass through the crushing chamber without any damage to the machine. It adopts grease seal to isolate dust and lubricants, therefore ensure its reliable operation. According to customer demand, respectively, using standard type, medium type and short head type for coarse crushing, medium crushing and fine crushing operation.
The portable cone crusher plant is consist of stable and sturdy chassis, efficient cone crusher, screening equipment, belt conveyor, electric motor and electrical control system, and optional hydraulic auxiliary system, environmental dust removal system, maintenance platform and other components. Cone crusher is optional by curtomers' requirements, which can be spring cone crusher, symons cone crusher, multiple or single cyliner hydraulic cone crusher.
Mobile/Portable Jaw/Impact/Hammer/Cone Crusher Plant ... Telsmith portable jaw plants are available in: 2238, 2550, 3244, 3258 with a 60 x 20 Grizzly Feeder 3450, 4448, 3858 with feeders ranging from 48 x 16 up to 60 x 24 2238-38 two-stage portable
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The outstanding features of Y series portable crushing plant are: Built with high quality jaw crusher, cone crusher and impact crusher Feeder, screen and belt conveyor on board Tractive steering shaft, convenient for road transportation Integrated with landing gears, quick and convenient installation on site
Crusher Plant Crusher plant is a complete aggregate crushing processing, which can be divided into the jaw, impact, cone crushing plant, portable mobile crushing station, quarry crushing plant. Crushing materials that include rock, puzzolana, gravel, limestone, coal, iron ore, construction and demolition wastes, and other mineral raw materials.
A sectional view of the single-toggle type of jaw crusher is shown below.In one respect, the working principle and application of this machine are similar to all types of rock crushers, the movable jaw has its maximum movement at the top of the crushing chamber, and minimum movement at the discharge point. The motion is, however, a more complex one than the Dodge motion, being the resultant of the circular motion of the eccentric shaft at the top of the swing jaw. combined with the rocking action of the inclined toggle plate at the bottom of this jaw. The motion at the receiving opening is elliptical; at the discharge opening, it is a thin crescent, whose chord is inclined upwardly toward the stationary jaw. Thus, at all points in the crushing chamber, the motion has both, vertical and horizontal, components.
It will be noted that the motion is a rocking one. When the swing jaw is rising, it is opening, at the top, during the first half of the stroke, and closing during the second half, whereas the bottom of the jaw is closing during the entire up-stroke. A reversal of this motion occurs during the downstroke of the eccentric.
The horizontal component of motion (throw) at the discharge point of the single-toggle jaw crusher is greater than the throw of the Dodge crusher at that point; in fact, it is about three-fourths that of Blake machines of similar short-side receiving-opening dimensions. The combination of favorable crushing angle, and nonchoking jaw plates, used in this machine, promotes a much freer action through the choke zone than that in the Dodge crusher. Capacities compare very favorably with comparable sizes of the Blake machine with non-choking plates, and permissible discharge settings are finer. A table of ratings is given.
The single-toggle type jaw crusher has been developed extensively. Because of its simplicity, lightweight, moderate cost, and good capacity, it has found quite a wide field of application in portable crushing rigs. It also fits into the small, single-stage mining operation much better than the slower Dodge type. Some years since this type was developed with very wide openings for reduction crushing applications, but it was not able to seriously challenge the gyratory in this field, especially when the high-speed modern versions of the latter type were introduced.
Due to the pronounced vertical components of motion in the single-toggle machine, it is obvious that a wiping action takes place during the closing strokes; either, the swing jaw must slip on the material, or the material must slip along the stationary jaw. It is inevitable that such action should result in accelerated wear of the jaw plates; consequently, the single-toggle crusher is not an economical machine for reducing highly abrasive, or very hard, tough rock. Moreover, the large motion at the receiving opening greatly accentuates shocks incidental to handling the latter class of material, and the full impact of these shocks must be absorbed by the bearings in the top of the swing jaw.
The single-toggle machine, like the Dodge type, is capable of making a high ratio-of-reduction, a faculty which enables it to perform a single-stage reduction of hand-loaded, mine run ore to a suitable ball mill, or rod mill, feed.
Within the limits of its capacity, and size of receiving openings, it is admirably suited for such operations. Small gravel plant operations are also suited to this type of crusher, although it should not be used where the gravel deposit contains extremely hard boulders. The crusher is easy to adjust, and, in common with most machines of the jaw type, is a simple crusher to maintain.
As rock particles are compressed between the inclined faces of the mantle and concaves there is a tendency for them to slip upward. Slippage occurs in all crushers, even in ideal conditions. Only the particles weight and the friction between it and the crusher surfaces counteract this tendency. In particular, very hard rock tends to slip upward rather than break. Choke feeding this kind of material can overload the motor, leaving no option but to regulate the feed. Smaller particles, which weigh less, and harder particles, which are more resistant to breakage, will tend to slip more. Anything that reduces friction, such as spray water or feed moisture, will promote slippage.
Leading is a technique for measuring the gap between fixed and moveable jaws. The procedure is performed while the crusher is running empty. A lead plug is lowered on a lanyard to the choke point, then removed and measured to find out how much thickness remains after the crusher has compressed it. This measures the closed side setting. The open side setting is equal to this measurement plus the throw of the mantle. The minimum safe closed side setting depends on:
Blake (Double Toggle) Originally the standard jaw crusher used for primary and secondary crushing of hard, tough abrasive rocks. Also for sticky feeds. Relatively coarse slabby product, with minimum fines.
Overhead Pivot (Double Toggle) Similar applications to Blake. Overhead pivot; reduces rubbing on crusher faces, reduces choking, allows higher speeds and therefore higher capacities. Energy efficiency higher because jaw and charge not lifted during cycle.
Overhead Eccentric (Single Toggle) Originally restricted to sampler sizes by structural limitations. Now in the same size of Blake which it has tended to supersede, because overhead eccentric encourages feed and discharge, allowing higher speeds and capacity, but with higher wear and more attrition breakage and slightly lower energy efficiency. In addition as compared to an equivalent double toggle, they are cheaper and take up less floor space.
Since the jaw crusher was pioneered by Eli Whitney Blake in the 2nd quarter of the 1800s, many have twisted the Patent and come up with other types of jaw crushers in hopes of crushing rocks and stones more effectively. Those other types of jaw crusher inventors having given birth to 3 groups:
Heavy-duty crushing applications of hard-to-break, high Work Index rocks do prefer double-toggle jaw crushers as they are heavier in fabrication. A double-toggle jaw crusher outweighs the single-toggle by a factor of 2X and well as costs more in capital for the same duty. To perform its trade-off evaluation, the engineering and design firm will analyze technical factors such as:
1. Proper selection of the jaws. 2. Proper feed gradation. 3. Controlled feed rate. 4. Sufficient feeder capacity and width. 5. Adequate crusher discharge area. 6. Discharge conveyor sized to convey maximum crusher capacity.
Although the image below is of a single-toggle, it illustrates the shims used to make minor setting changes are made to the crusher by adding or removing them in the small space between the crushers mainframe and the rea toggle block.
The jaw crusher discharge opening is the distance from the valley between corrugations on one jaw to the top of the mating corrugation on the other jaw. The crusher discharge opening governs the size of finished material produced by the crusher.
Crusher must be adjusted when empty and stopped. Never close crusher discharge opening to less than minimum opening. Closing crusher opening to less than recommended will reduce the capacity of crusher and cause premature failure of shaft and bearing assembly.
To compensate for wear on toggle plate, toggle seat, pitman toggle seat, and jaws additional shims must be inserted to maintain the same crusher opening. The setting adjustment system is designed to compensate for jaw plate wear and to change the CSS (closed side setting) of the jaw crusher. The setting adjustment system is built into the back frame end.
Here also the toggle is kept in place by a compression spring. Large CSS adjustments are made to the jaw crusher by modifying the length of the toggle. Again, shims allow for minor gap adjustments as they are inserted between the mainframe and the toggle block.
is done considering the maximum rock-lump or large stone expected to be crushed and also includes the TPH tonnage rate needing to be crushed. In sizing, we not that jaw crushers will only have around 75% availability and extra sizing should permit this downtime.
As a rule, the maximum stone-lump dimension need not exceed 80% of the jaw crushers gape. For intense, a 59 x 79 machine should not see rocks larger than 80 x 59/100 = 47 or 1.2 meters across. Miners being miners, it is a certainty during day-to-day operation, the crusher will see oversized ore but is should be fine and pass-thru if no bridging takes place.
It will be seen that the pitman (226) is suspended from an eccentric on the flywheel shaft and consequently moves up and down as the latter revolves, forcing the toggle plates outwards at each revolution. The seating (234) of the rear toggle plate (239) is fixed to the crusher frame; the bottom of the swing jaw (214) is therefore pushed forward each time the pitman rises, a tension rod (245) fitted with a spring (247) being used to bring it back as the pitman falls. Thus at each revolution of the flywheel the movable jaw crushes any lump of ore once against the stationary jaw (212) allowing it to fall as it swings back on the return half-stroke until eventually the pieces have been broken small enough to drop out. It follows that the size to which the ore is crushed.
The jaw crusher is not so efficient a machine as the gyratory crusher described in the next paragraph, the chief reason for this being that its crushing action is confined to the forward stroke of the jaw only, whereas the gyratory crusher does useful work during the whole of its revolution. In addition, the jaw crusher cannot be choke-fed, as can the other machine, with the result that it is difficult to keep it working at its full capacity that is, at maximum efficiency.
Tables 5 and 6 give particulars of different sizes of jaw crushers. The capacity figures are based on ore weighing 100 lb. per cubic foot; for a heavier ore, the figures should be increased in direct proportion to its weight in pounds per cubic foot.
The JAW crusher and the GYRATORY crusher have similarities that put them into the same class of crusher. They both have the same crushing speed, 100 to 200 R.P.M. They both break the ore by compression force. And lastly, they both are able to crush the same size of ore.
In spite of their similarities, each crusher design has its own limitations and advantages that differ from the other one. A Gyratory crusher can be fed from two sides and is able to handle ore that tends to slab. Its design allows a higher-speed motor with a higher reduction ratio between the motor and the crushing surface. This means a dollar saving in energy costs.
A Jaw crusher on the other hand requires an Ely wheel to store energy. The box frame construction of this type of crusher also allows it to handle tougher ore. This design restricts the feeding of the crusher to one side only.
The ore enters from the top and the swing jaw squeezes it against the stationary jaw until it breaks. The broken ore then falls through the crusher to be taken away by a conveyor that is under the crusher.Although the jaws do the work, the real heart of this crusher is the TOGGLE PLATES, the PITMAN, and the PLY WHEEL.
These jaw crushers are ideal forsmall properties and they are of the high capacity forced feed design.On this first Forced Feed Jaw Crusher, the mainframe and bumper are cast of special alloy iron and the initial cost is low. The frame is ribbed both vertically and horizontally to give maximum strength with minimum weight. The bumper is ruggedly constructed to withstand tremendous shock loads. Steel bumper can be furnished if desired. The side bearings are bronze; the bumper bearings are of the antifriction type.
This bearing arrangement adds both strength and ease of movement. The jaw plates and cheek plates are reversible and are of the best-grade manganese steel. The jaw opening is controlled by the position of an adjustable wedge block. The crusher is usually driven by a V-to-V belt drive, but it can be arranged for either V-to-flat or fiat belt drive. The 8x10 size utilizes a split frame and maybe packed for muleback transportation. Cast steel frames can be furnished to obtain maximum durability.
This second type of forced feed rock crusher is similar in design to the Type H listed above except for having a frame and bumper made of cast steel. This steel construction makes the unit lighter per unit of size and adds considerable strength. The bearings are all of the special design; they are bronze and will stand continuous service without any danger of failure. The jaw and cheek plates are manganese steel; and are completely reversible, thus adding to their wearing life. The jaw opening is controlled by the position of an adjustable wedge block. The crushers are usually driven by V-to-V but can be arranged for V-to-flat and belt drive. The 5x6 size and the 8x10 size can be made with sectionalized frame for muleback transportation. This crusher is ideal for strenuous conditions. Consider a multi jaw crusher.
Some jaw crushers are on-floor, some aboveground, and others underground. This in many countries, and crushing many kinds of ore. The Traylor Bulldog Jaw crusher has enjoyed world wide esteem as a hard-working, profit-producing, full-proof, and trouble-free breaker since the day of its introduction, nearly twenty years ago. To be modern and get the most out of your crushing dollars, youll need the Building breaker. Wed value the privilege of telling you why by letter, through our bulletins, or in person. Write us now today -for a Blake crusher with curved jaw plates that crush finer and step up production.
When a machine has such a reputation for excellence that buyers have confidence in its ability to justify its purchase, IT MUST BE GOOD! Take the Type G Traylor Jaw Crusher, for instance. The engineers and operators of many great mining companies know from satisfying experience that this machine delivers a full measure of service and yields extra profits. So they specify it in full confidence and the purchase is made without the usual reluctance to lay out good money for a new machine.
The success of the Type G Traylor Jaw Crusheris due to several characteristics. It is (1) STRONG almost to superfluity, being built of steel throughout; it is (2) FOOL-PROOF, being provided with our patented Safety Device which prevents breakage due to tramp iron or other causes of jamming; it is (3) ECONOMICAL to operate and maintain, being fitted with our well-known patented Bulldog Pitman and Toggle System, which saves power and wear by minimizing frictionpower that is employed to deliver increased production; it is (4) CONVENIENT to transport and erect in crowded or not easily accessible locations because it is sectionalized to meet highly restrictive conditions.
Whenever mining men need a crusher that is thoroughly reliable and big producer (which is of all time) they almost invariably think first of a Traylor Type G Jaw Crusher. By experience, they know that this machine has built into it the four essentials to satisfaction and profit- strength, foolproofness, economy, and convenience.
Maximum STRENGTH lies in the liberal design and the steel of which crushers parts are made-cast steel frame, Swing Jaw, Pitman Cap and Toggles, steel Shafts and Pitman rods and manganese steel Jaw Plates and Cheek Plates. FOOLPROOFNESS is provided by our patented and time-tested safety Device which prevents breakage due to packing or tramp iron. ECONOMY is assured by our well-known Bulldog Pitman and Toggle System, which saves power and wear by minimizing friction, the power that is used to deliver greater productivity. CONVENIENCE in transportation and erection in crowded or not easily accessible locations is planned for in advance by sectionalisation to meet any restrictive conditions.
Many of the worlds greatest mining companies have standardized upon the Traylor Type G Jaw Crusher. Most of them have reordered, some of them several times. What this crusher is doing for them in the way of earning extra dollars through increased production and lowered costs, it will do for you! Investigate it closely. The more closely you do, the better youll like it.
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Precision-machined, drop-forged, heat-treated Cr-Si-Mn-Mo SAE 4140 (42Cr, Mo4) steel eccentric shaft. The larger eccentricity of pitman shaft provides a motion that forces the material to the bottom of the jaw plate.
Spherical, self-aligning roller bearings, straight-bore pitman bearings and tapered-bore body bearings provide maximum strength to the pitman shaft and bearings for a long extended maintenance life.
The jaw crusher is one of the most indispensable and preferred machines because of its performance and durability. Depending on plant layout, jaw Crusher can be produced on wheels, skid-mounted or fixed to the concrete foundations.
Nordberg C Series jaw crushers have proven to be reliable and productive in thousands of mining, quarrying, recycling and industrial applications with up to 11,000 jaw crusher installations since 1975.
The core of Nordberg C Series jaw crusher is a pinned and bolted, non-welded frame construction that provides excellent fatigue strength.All the frame components are casted using an alloy developed in-house especially for jaw crushers.
A larger feed opening increases material intake and ensures that the rocks enter the jaw crushers cavity without restrictions. A steeper nip angle decreases operating costs by reducing wear on jaw dies and speeds up material flow down in the cavity.
The stroke is amplified from top to bottom, leading it being longest in the bottom of the cavity. This increases the capacity as well as the reduction ratio, resulting in high production in all kinds of operations.
The jaw crushers can be upgraded with crusher automation that enable monitoring and adjusting the settings of a feeder, crusher, and conveyor remotely. This way the crusher can be controlled from a distance making it easier and yet safer to operate.
Based on long experience and comprehensive testing at customer sites, the critical areas of jaw crushers are protected against wear. The components and parts that require renewal from time to time are engineered to be easily accessible and replaceable when needed.
Nordberg C Series jaw crushers are customizable with options for any application. Safe flywheel and drive guards protect operators from moving objects. An optional integrated motor base allows installing the crusher drive motor directly to the back of the crusher.
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The mechanism of movement of rocks down the crusher chamber determines the capacity of jaw crushers. The movement can be visualised as a succession of wedges (jaw angles) that reduce the size of particles progressively by compression until the smaller particles pass through the crusher in a continuous procession. The capacity of a jaw crusher per unit time will therefore depend on the time taken for a particle to be crushed and dropped through each successive wedge until they are discharged through the bottom. The frequency of opening and closing of the jaws, therefore, exerts a significant action on capacity.
Following the above concepts, several workers, such as Hersam . Gaudin , Taggart , Rose and English , Lynch , Broman , have attempted to establish mathematical models determining the capacity.
Although it is not truly applicable to hard rocks, for soft rocks it is reasonably acceptable . This expression, therefore, is of limited use. The expressions derived by others are more appropriate and therefore are discussed and summarised here.
Rose and English  determined the capacity of a jaw crusher by considering the time taken and the distance travelled by the particles between the two plates after being subjected to repeat crushing forces between the jaws. Therefore, dry particles wedged between level A and level B (Figure4.4) would leave the crusher at the next reverse movement of the jaw. The maximum size of particle dropping out of the crusher (dMAX) will be determined by the maximum distance set at the bottom between the two plates (LMAX). The rate at which the crushed particles pass between the jaws would depend on the frequency of reversal of the moving jaw.
The distance, h, between A and B is equal to the distance the particle would fall during half a cycle of the crusher eccentric, provided the cycle frequency allows sufficient time for the particle to do so. If is the number of cycles per minute, then the time for one complete cycle is [60/] seconds and the time for half a cycle is [60/2]. Thus, h, the greatest distance through which the fragments would fall freely during this period, will be
Then for a fragmented particle to fall a distance h in the crusher, the frequency must be less than that given by Equation (4.10). The distance h can be expressed in terms of LMIN and LMAX, provided the angle between the jaws, , is known. From Figure4.4, it can be seen that
Rose and English  observed that with increasing frequency of the toggle movement the production increased up to a certain value but decreased with a further increase in frequency. During comparatively slower jaw movements and frequency, Rose and English derived the capacity, QS, as
Equation (4.12) indicates that the capacity, QS, is directly proportional to frequency. At faster movement of the jaws where the particle cannot fall the complete distance, h, during the half cycle, QF was found to be inversely proportional to frequency and could be expressed by the relation
The relationship between the frequency of operation and capacity of the jaw crusher can be seen in Figure4.5. This figure is plotted for values of LT=0.228m, W=1.2m, LMIN=0.10m, R=10, G=1 and the value of varied between 50 and 300rpm.
It should be noted that while considering the volume rates, no consideration was made to the change of bulk density of the material or the fractional voidage. However, during the crushing operation the bulk density of the ore changes as it passes down the crusher. The extent of the change depends on
PK is considered a size distribution function and is related to capacity by some function (PK). As the particles decrease in size, while being repeatedly crushed between the jaws, the amount of material discharged for a given set increases. Rose and English related this to the set opening and the mean size of the particles that were discharged. Defining this relation as it can be written as
The capacity is then dependant on some function which may be written as (). Equations (4.16) and (4.17) must, therefore, be incorporated into the capacity equation. Expressing capacity as mass of crusher product produced per unit time, capacity can be written as
The bulk density of the packing will depend on the particle size distribution. The relation between PK and (PK) and and () is shown in Figure4.6. It is based on a maximum possible bulk density of 40%.
As the closed set size must be less than the feed size, () may be taken as equal to 1 for all practical purposes. The maximum capacity of production can be theoretically achieved at the critical speed of oscillation of the moving jaw. The method of determining the critical speed and maximum capacity is described in Section4.2.3
The capacity of a jaw crusher is given by the amount of crushed material passing the discharge opening per unit time. This is dependent on the area of the discharge opening, the properties of the rock, moisture, crusher throw, speed, nip angle, method of feeding and the amount of size reduction.
In order to calculate the capacity of crushers, Taggart  considered the size reduction, R80, as the reduction ratio of the 80% passing size of the feed, F80, and product, P80. This may be written as
Hersam  showed that at a fixed set and throw, a decrease in feed size reduced the reduction ratio and increased the tonnage capacity. A fraction of the crusher feed is usually smaller than the minimum crusher opening at the discharge end (undersize) and, therefore, passes through the crusher without any size reduction. Thus, as the feed size decreases, the amount actually crushed becomes significantly less than the total feed. The crusher feed rate can increase to maintain the same crushing rate. Taggart expressed the relationship between crusher capacity and reduction ratio in terms of a reduction ton or tonne, QR defined as
The reduction tonnage term is dependent on the properties of the material crushed so that for a given reduction ratio, the crusher capacity will vary for different materials. Taggart attempted to compensate for this by introducing the comparative reduction tonne, QRC, which is related to the reduction tonne by the expression
The comparative reduction tonne is a standard for comparison and applies for the crushing conditions of uniform full capacity feeding of dry thick bedded medium-hard limestone where K=1. The factor K is determined for different conditions and is a function of the material crushability (kC), moisture content (kM) and crusher feeding conditions (kF). K is expressed as
To evaluate K, the relative crushability factor, kC, of common rocks was considered and is given in Table4.2. In the table, the crushability of limestone is considered standard and taken as equal to 1.
The moisture factor, kM, has little effect on primary crushing capacities in jaw crushers and could be neglected. However when clay is present or the moisture content is high (up to 6%) sticking of fine ores on the operating faces of the jaws is promoted and will reduce the production rate. The moisture effect is more marked during secondary crushing, where a higher proportion of fines are present in the feed.
The feed factor kF, applies to the manner in which the crusher is fed, for example, manually fed intermittently or continuously by a conveyor belt system. In the latter case, the rate of feeding is more uniform. The following values for factor kF are generally accepted:
The reduction ratio of the operation is estimated from screen analysis of the feed and product. Where a screen analysis is not available, a rough estimate can be obtained if the relation between the cumulative mass percent passing (or retained) for different size fractions is assumed to be linear (Figure4.7).
Figure4.7 is a linear plot of the scalped and unscalped ores. The superimposed data points of a crusher product indicate the fair assumption of a linear representation. In the figure, a is the cumulative size distribution of the unscalped feed ore (assumed linear) and b is the cumulative size distribution of the scalped ore. xS is the aperture of the scalping screen and d1 and d2 are the corresponding sizes of the scalped and unscalped feed at x cumulative mass percentage. Taking x equal to 20% (as we are required to estimate 80% that is passing through), it can be seen by simple geometry that the ratio of the 80% passing size of the scalped feed to the 80% passing size of the unscalped feed is given by
Run of mine granite is passed through a grizzly (45.7cm) prior to crushing. The ore is to be broken down in a jaw crusher to pass through a 11.5cm screen. The undersize is scalped before feeding to the jaw crusher. Assuming the maximum feed rate is maintained at 30t/h and the shapes of feed and product are the same and the crusher set is 10cm, estimate the size of jaw crusher required and the production rate.
Substituting values, assuming cubic-shaped particles where the shape factor=1.7, we haveF80=0.81.745.7+0.210=64.15cmandP80=0.81.711.5=15.64cmR80=64.1515.64=4.10HenceQRC=22.744.100.64=145.4t/h
For a jaw crusher the thickness of the largest particle should not normally exceed 8085% of the gape. Assuming in this case the largest particle to be crushed is 85% of the gape, then the gape of the crusher should be=45.7/0.85=53.6cm and for a shape factor of 1.7, the width should be=45.7 1.7=78cm.
From the data given by Taggart (Figure4.8), a crusher of gape 53.6cm would have a comparative reduction tonnage of 436 t/h. The corresponding crushing capacity would beQT=4360.644.10=68.1t/hand is thus capable of handling the desired capacity of 22.74 t/h.
To determine the capacity of jaw and gyratory crushers, Broman  divided the crusher chamber into different sections and determined the volume of each section in terms of the angle that the moving jaw subtended with the vertical. Broman suggested that the capacity per stroke crushed in each section would be a function of the top surface and the height of the section. Referring to Figure4.9, if is the angle of nip between the crusher jaws and LT and LMAX are the throw and open side setting, respectively, then
Michaelson  expressed the jaw crusher capacity in terms of the gravity flow of a theoretical ribbon of rock through the open set of the crusher times a constant, k. For a rock of SG 2.65, Michaelsons equation is given as
For a set of crusher sizes and set openings, the calculations obtained from the work of Rose and English and others can be compared with data from equipment manufacturers. Figure4.10 shows a plot of the results. Assuming a value of SC of 1.0, the calculations show an overestimation of the capacity recommended by the manufacturers. As Rose and English pointed out, the calculation of throughput is very dependent on the value of SC for the ore being crushed. The diagram also indicates that the calculations drop to within the installed plant data for values of SC below 1.0. Most other calculation methods tend to estimate higher throughputs than the manufacturers recommend; hence, the crusher manufacturers should always be consulted.
The Values Used in the Calculation were 2.6 SG, (PK)=0.65, ()=1.0 and SC=0.51.0 (R&E); k=0.4 (Hersam); k=0.3 (Michaelson); k=1.5 (Broman) and =275rpm. The Max and Min Lines Represent the Crushers Nominal Operating Capacity Range.
Jaw crushers are heavy-duty machines and hence must be robustly constructed. The main frame is often made from cast iron or steel, connected with tie-bolts. It is commonly made in sections so that it can be transported underground for installation. Modern jaw crushers may have a main frame of welded mild steel plate.
The jaws are usually constructed from cast steel and fitted with replaceable liners, made from manganese steel, or Ni-hard, a Ni-Cr alloyed cast iron. Apart from reducing wear, hard liners are essential to minimize crushing energy consumption by reducing the deformation of the surface at each contact point. The jaw plates are bolted in sections for simple removal or periodic reversal to equalize wear. Cheek plates are fitted to the sides of the crushing chamber to protect the main frame from wear. These are also made from hard alloy steel and have similar lives to the jaw plates. The jaw plates may be smooth, but are often corrugated, the latter being preferred for hard, abrasive ores. Patterns on the working surface of the crushing members also influence capacity, especially at small settings. The corrugated profile is claimed to perform compound crushing by compression, tension, and shearing. Conventional smooth crushing plates tend to perform crushing by compression only, though irregular particles under compression loading might still break in tension. Since rocks are around 10 times weaker in tension than compression, power consumption and wear costs should be lower with corrugated profiles. Regardless, some type of pattern is desirable for the jaw plate surface in a jaw crusher, partly to reduce the risk of undesired large flakes easily slipping through the straight opening, and partly to reduce the contact surface when crushing flaky blocks. In several installations, a slight wave shape has proved successful. The angle between the jaws is usually less than 26, as the use of a larger angle causes particle to slip (i.e., not be nipped), which reduces capacity and increases wear.
In order to overcome problems of choking near the discharge of the crusher, which is possible if fines are present in the feed, curved plates are sometimes used. The lower end of the swing jaw is concave, whereas the opposite lower half of the fixed jaw is convex. This allows a more gradual reduction in size as the material nears the exit, minimizing the chance of packing. Less wear is also reported on the jaw plates, since the material is distributed over a larger area.
The speed of jaw crushers varies inversely with the size, and usually lies in the range of 100350rpm. The main criterion in determining the optimum speed is that particles must be given sufficient time to move down the crusher throat into a new position before being nipped again.
The throw (maximum amplitude of swing of the jaw) is determined by the type of material being crushed and is usually adjusted by changing the eccentric. It varies from 1 to 7cm depending on the machine size, and is highest for tough, plastic material and lowest for hard, brittle ore. The greater the throw the less danger of choking, as material is removed more quickly. This is offset by the fact that a large throw tends to produce more fines, which inhibits arrested crushing. Large throws also impart higher working stresses to the machine.
In all crushers, provision must be made for avoiding damage that could result from uncrushable material entering the chamber. Many jaw crushers are protected from such tramp material (often metal objects) by a weak line of rivets on one of the toggle plates, although automatic trip-out devices are now common. Certain designs incorporate automatic overload protection based on hydraulic cylinders between the fixed jaw and the frame. In the event of excessive pressure caused by an overload, the jaw is allowed to open, normal gap conditions being reasserted after clearance of the blockage. This allows a full crusher to be started under load (Anon., 1981). The use of guard magnets to remove tramp metal ahead of the crusher is also common (Chapters 2 and 13Chapter 2Chapter 13).
Jaw crushers are supplied in sizes up to 1,600mm (gape)1,900mm (width). For coarse crushing application (closed set~300mm), capacities range up to ca. 1,200th1. However, Lewis et al. (1976) estimated that the economic advantage of using a jaw crusher over a gyratory diminishes at crushing rates above 545th1, and above 725th1 jaw crushers cannot compete.
In hardening and martempering conditions austenitic manganese steel was free from carbides both at the grain boundaries and in the grains. Hence, the crusher jaws produced with austenitic manganese in these conditions eradicated brittle failure experienced in locally produced crusher jaws.
Hardening followed by tempering precipitated carbide at the grain boundaries and in the grains instead of reducing the residual stress associated with hardening. The volume fraction of these carbides, however, increased with tempering temperature.
In martempering conditions austenitic manganese steel had better plastic flows due to a decrease in overall thermal gradient and reduction in residual stresses associated with heat-treatment operations. This gave a better combination of hardness and toughness than austenitic manganese steel in hardening conditions used for the production of imported crusher jaws.
Srikanth  used a jaw crusher to create37m coal dust particles. Coal samples were obtained from coal mines in addition to some samples from the same source as Thakur's samples. They used a Microtrac Standard Range Analyzer (SRA) and Small Particle Analyser (SPA), which measured projected area (and hence diameter) using laser scattering and diffraction, respectively. The data were combined and plotted on a RosinRammler graph (discussed in Chapter 8). Their main findings were as follows:
Higher rank coals produced more total dust (<15m) and respirable dust (<7m). Semianthracite coal produced 3.7 times more total dust and 4.2 times more respirable dust compared with high-volatile bituminous coal.
The RosinRammler graph distribution parameter, n, was also rank dependent. The value for n was 0.68, 0.84, 0.90, and 0.95 for semianthracite, low-volatile coal, high-volatile bituminous coal, and subbituminous coals, respectively. This is similar to findings by Thakur (refer to Chapter 8 in the book).
A material is crushed in a Blake jaw crusher such that the average size of particle is reduced from 50 mm to 10 mm with the consumption of energy of 13.0 kW/(kg/s). What would be the consumption of energy needed to crush the same material of average size 75 mm to an average size of 25 mm:
The size range involved by be considered as that for coarse crushing and, because Kick's law more closely relates the energy required to effect elastic deformation before fracture occurs, this would be taken as given the more reliable result.
In an investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Mines(14), in which a drop weight type of crusher was used, it was found that the increase in surface was directly proportional to the input of energy and that the rate of application of the load was an important factor.
This conclusion was substantiated in a more recent investigation of the power consumption in a size reduction process which is reported in three papers by Kwong et al.(15), Adams et al.(16) and Johnson etal.(17). A sample of material was crushed by placing it in a cavity in a steel mortar, placing a steel plunger over the sample and dropping a steel ball of known weight on the plunger over the sample from a measured height. Any bouncing of the ball was prevented by three soft aluminium cushion wires under the mortar, and these wires were calibrated so that the energy absorbed by the system could be determined from their deformation. Losses in the plunger and ball were assumed to be proportional to the energy absorbed by the wires, and the energy actually used for size reduction was then obtained as the difference between the energy of the ball on striking the plunger and the energy absorbed. Surfaces were measured by a water or air permeability method or by gas adsorption. The latter method gave a value approximately double that obtained from the former indicating that, in these experiments, the internal surface was approximately the same as the external surface. The experimental results showed that, provided the new surface did not exceed about 40 m2/kg, the new surface produced was directly proportional to the energy input. For a given energy input the new surface produced was independent of:
Between 30 and 50 per cent of the energy of the ball on impact was absorbed by the material, although no indication was obtained of how this was utilised. An extension of the range of the experiments, in which up to 120 m2 of new surface was produced per kilogram of material, showed that the linear relationship between energy and new surface no longer held rigidly. In further tests in which the crushing was effected slowly, using a hydraulic press, it was found, however, that the linear relationship still held for the larger increases in surface.
In order to determine the efficiency of the surface production process, tests were carried out with sodium chloride and it was found that 90 J was required to produce 1 m2 of new surface. As the theoretical value of the surface energy of sodium chloride is only 0.08 J/m2, the efficiency of the process is about 0.1 per cent. Zeleny and Piret(18) have reported calorimetric studies on the crushing of glass and quartz. It was found that a fairly constant energy was required of 77 J/m2 of new surface created, compared with a surface-energy value of less than 5 J/m2. In some cases over 50 per cent of the energy supplied was used to produce plastic deformation of the steel crusher surfaces.
The apparent efficiency of the size reduction operation depends on the type of equipment used. Thus, for instance, a ball mill is rather less efficient than a drop weight type of crusher because of the ineffective collisions that take place in the ball mill.
Further work(5) on the crushing of quartz showed that more surface was created per unit of energy with single particles than with a collection of particles. This appears to be attributable to the fact that the crushing strength of apparently identical particles may vary by a factor as large as 20, and it is necessary to provide a sufficient energy concentration to crush the strongest particle. Some recent developments, including research and mathematical modelling, are described by Prasher(6).
The main sources of RA are either from construction and ready mixed concrete sites, demolition sites or from roads. The demolition sites produce a heterogeneous material, whereas ready mixed concrete or prefabricated concrete plants produce a more homogeneous material. RAs are mainly produced in fixed crushing plant around big cities where CDWs are available. However, for roads and to reduce transportation cost, mobile crushing installations are used.
The materiel for RA manufacturing does not differ from that of producing NA in quarries. However, it should be more robust to resist wear, and it handles large blocks of up to 1m. The main difference is that RAs need the elimination of contaminants such as wood, joint sealants, plastics, and steel which should be removed with blast of air for light materials and electro-magnets for steel. The materials are first separated from other undesired materials then treated by washing and air to take out contamination. The quality and grading of aggregates depend on the choice of the crusher type.
Jaw crusher: The material is crushed between a fixed jaw and a mobile jaw. The feed is subjected to repeated pressure as it passes downwards and is progressively reduced in size until it is small enough to pass out of the crushing chamber. This crusher produces less fines but the aggregates have a more elongated form.
Hammer (impact) crusher: The feed is fragmented by kinetic energy introduced by a rotating mass (the rotor) which projects the material against a fixed surface causing it to shatter causing further particle size reduction. This crusher produces more rounded shape.
However, the gyratory crusher is sensitive to jamming if it is fed with a sticky or moist product loaded with fines. This inconvenience is less sensitive with a single-effect jaw crusher because mutual sliding of grinding surfaces promotes the release of a product that adheres to surfaces.
The profile of active surfaces could be curved and studied as a function of the product in a way to allow for work performed at a constant volume and, as a result, a higher reduction ratio that could reach 20. Inversely, at a given reduction ratio, effective streamlining could increase the capacity by 30%.
The theoretical work of Rose and English  to determine the capacity of jaw crushers is also applicable to gyratory crushers. According to Rose and English, Equation (5.4) can be used to determine the capacity, Q, of gyratory crushers:
Capacities of gyratory crushers of different sizes and operation variables are published by various manufacturers. The suppliers have their own specifications which should be consulted. As a typical example, gyratory crusher capacities of some crushers are shown in Tables5.5 and 5.6.
About 100g heavy metal contaminated construction and demolition (C&D) waste is weighed and preliminarily crushed by a jaw crusher. Then the crushed C&D waste is mixed well and reduced by quartering twice. After that, the sample is dried at 100C for 1h. An electromagnetic crusher is used as a fine crushing for about 46min. Crushed sample is placed in a polypropylene screw-cap plastic bottles for storage.
Teflon crucibles used for digestion should be soaked in 1:1 nitric acid for 12h, wash with distilled water, and dry for later use. Volumetric flasks should be soaked in 1:1 nitric acid for 12h and washed with distilled water.
Before digestion, 0.10000.3000g of C&D waste powder is accurately weighed and evenly spread on the bottom of Teflon crucibles. Then they are placed in oven and dried for 2h at 120C together till constant weight. Aqua regia (18mL) (hydrochloric acid:nitric acid=3:1) is added, and 2mL 40% hydrofluoric acid is added 10min later. The crucibles with lids on are placed on an electric heating plate at 180C and heated till the solid waste is dissolved. Then, 30mL deionized water is added and the heating should be continuously maintained till the solution is vaporized to 23mL. Transfer the liquid to a 25mL plastic volumetric flask after it is cooled down, in which the volumetric flask should be washed with 1% nitric acid solution three times. Add deionized water to a certain volume and filter through 0.22m membrane. Place the solution at 4C for analysis.
Various types of rock fracture occur at different loading rates. For example, rock destruction by a boring machine, a jaw or cone crusher, and a grinding roll machine are within the extent of low loading rates, often called quasistatic loading condition. On the contrary, rock fracture in percussive drilling and blasting happens under high loading rates, usually named dynamic loading condition. This chapter presents loading rate effects on rock strengths, rock fracture toughness, rock fragmentation, energy partitioning, and energy efficiency. Finally, some of engineering applications of loading rate effects are discussed.
All rock crushers can be classified as falling into two main groups. Compressive crushers that press the material until it breaks, and impact crushers using the principle of quick impacts to crush the material. Jaw crushers, gyratory crushers, and cone operate according to the compression principle. Impact crushers, in turn, utilize the impact principle.
As the name suggest, jaw crushers reduce rock and other materials between a fixed and a moving jaw. The moving jaw is mounted on a pitman that has a reciprocating motion, and the fixed jaw stays put. When the material runs between the two jaws, the jaws compress larger boulders into smaller pieces.
There are two basic types of jaw crushers: single toggle and double toggle. In the single toggle jaw crusher, an eccentric shaft is on the top of the crusher. Shaft rotation causes, along with the toggle plate, a compressive action.
The chewing movement, which causes compression at both material intake and discharge, gives the single toggle jaw better capacity, compared to a double toggle jaw of similar size. Metsos jaw crushers are all single toggle.
Gyratory crushers have an oscillating shaft. The material is reduced in a crushing cavity, between an external fixed element (bowl liner) and an internal moving element (mantle) mounted on the oscillating shaft assembly.
The fragmentation of the material results from the continuous compression that takes place between the liners around the chamber. An additional crushing effect occurs between the compressed particles, resulting in less wear of the liners.
Cone crushers resemble gyratory crushers from technological standpoint, but unlike gyratory crushers, cone crushers are popular in secondary, tertiary, and quaternary crushing stages. Sometimes, however, the grain size of the processed material is small enough by nature and the traditional primary crushing stage is not needed. In these cases, also cone crushers can carry out the first stage of the crushing process.
Cone crushers have an oscillating shaft, and the material is crushed in a crushing cavity, between an external fixed element (bowl liner) and an internal moving element (mantle) mounted on the oscillating shaft assembly.
An eccentric shaft rotated by a gear and pinion produces the oscillating movement of the main shaft. The eccentricity causes the cone head to oscillate between open side setting and closed side setting discharge opening.
The fragmentation of the material results from the continuous compression that takes place between the liners around the chamber. An additional crushing effect occurs between the compressed particles, resulting in less wear of the liners. This is called interparticular crushing also.
Depending on cone crusher, setting can be adjusted in two ways. The first way is for setting adjustment to be done by rotating the bowl against the threads so that the vertical position of the outer wear part (concave) is changed. One advantage of this adjustment type is that liners wear more evenly.
To optimize operating costs and improve the product shape it is recommended that cone crushers are always be choke fed, meaning that the cavity should be as full of rock material as possible. This can be easily achieved by using a stockpile or a silo to regulate the inevitable fluctuation of feed material flow. Level monitoring devices detect the maximum and minimum levels of the material, starting and stopping the feed of material to the crusher, as needed.
Impact crushers are traditionally classified to two main types: horizontal shaft impact (HSI) crushers and vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers. These different types of impact crushers share the crushing principle, impact, to reduce the material to smaller sizes, but features, capacities and optimal applications are far from each other.
Horizontal shaft impact (HSI) crushers are used in primary, secondary or tertiary crushing stage. HSI crushers reduce the feed material by highly intensive impacts originating in the quick rotational movement of hammers or bars fixed to the rotor. The particles produced are then further fragmentated inside the crusher as they collide against crusher chamber and each other, producing a finer, better-shaped product.
VSI crusher can be considered a stone pump that operates like a centrifugal pump. The material is fed through the center of the rotor, where it is accelerated to high speed before being discharged through openings in the rotor periphery. The material is crushed as it hits of the outer body at high speed and due to rocks colliding against each other.
Selecting optimal crushing equipment can be difficult. Luckily there are tools and software available that simplify weighting different options and help in making decisions. The backbone of all these analyzes are careful calculations that take into account the capabilities and constraints of different crushers and operational requirements.
Every crushing site and operation is different, and theoptimal results are normally obtained by combining theoretical conclusions with practical experience of different materials, operational conditions, maintenance needs, and economic aspects of various alternatives.
Below are some key issues listed according to crushing stages in brief. While defining the best technical solution for your requirements, its good to remember that many crushers are available not only as stationary but also asmobileorportableversions in case you prefer to move or transport your crusher at the production site or between sites regularly.
If you are interested in more detailed analyzes tailored just for your crushing operations, please contact Metso experts. We have practical experience of thousands of different crushing applications around the world, and we are happy to help in finding the equipment that best fits your needs.
The main purpose of a primary crusher is to reduce the material to a size that allows its transportation on a conveyor belt. In most crushing installations a jaw crusher takes care of primary crushing. Plants with very high capacities that are common in mining and less popular in aggregates production, normally use a primary gyratory crusher. When the processed material is easy to crush and not very abrasive, an impact crusher may be the best choice for primary crushing.
One of the most important characteristics of a primary crusher is its capacity for accepting feed material without bridging. A large primary crusher is, naturally, more expensive than a smaller one. Therefore, the investment cost calculations for primary crushers are compared together against the total costs of primary stages, including quarry face clearing, blasting, and drilling costs. In many cases, dump trucks transport the rock to a stationary primary crusher. This may be an expensive solution. Amortization, fuel, tires, and maintenance costs can be included when the vehicles are in high demand. In modern aggregates operations, the use of mobile primary crushers that can move alongside the rock face is, in many cases, the most economical solution.
In terms of the size of the feed opening, the client gets a better return on investment when the primary crusher is a jaw crusher. That means less drilling and blasting because the crusher accepts larger boulders. The disadvantage of this type of crusher, when high capacity is required, is the relatively small discharge width, limiting the capacity as compared with the discharge circuit of a gyratory crusher. Jaw crushers are mainly used in plants producing up to approximately 1600 t/h.
The primary gyratory crusher offers high capacity thanks to its generously dimensioned circular discharge opening (which provides a much larger area than that of the jaw crusher) and the continuous operation principle (while the reciprocating motion of the jaw crusher produces a batch crushing action). The gyratory crusher has no rival in large plants with capacities starting from 1200 t/h and above. To have a feed opening corresponding to that of a jaw crusher, the primary gyratory crusher must be much taller and heavier. Also, primary gyratories require quite a massive foundation.
The primary impact crusher offers high capacity and is designed to accept large feed sizes. The primary impact crushers are used to process from 200 t/h up to 1900 t/h and feed sizes of up to 1830 mm (71") in the largest model. Primary impact crushers are generally used in nonabrasive applications and where the production of fines is not a problem. Of all primary crushers, the impactor is the crusher that gives the best cubical product.
If the intermediate crushing is done with the purpose of producing railway ballast, the quality of the product is important. In other cases, there normally are no quality requirements, except that the product be suitable for fine crushing.
Due to their design, cone crushers are generally a more expensive investment than impactors are. However, when correctly used, a cone crusher offers lower operating costs than a conventional impact crusher. Therefore, clients crushing hard or abrasive materials are advised to install cone crushers for the final crushing and cubicising stage.
Cone crushers can in most cases also give a good cubic shape to fine grades. They can be adapted to different applications. This is an important factor, as client-specific needs often change during a crushers lifetime.
The conventional type has horizontal shaft configuration, known as HSI. The other type consists of a centrifugal crusher with vertical shaft, generally known as VSI. Impactor operation is based on the principle of rapid transfer of impact energy to the rock material. Impactors produce cubic products, and they can offer high reduction ratios as long as the feed material is not too fine. This means that in certain cases it is possible to use a single impact crusher to carry out a task normally done in several crushing stages using compressing crushers (i.e., jaw, gyratory, and/or cone crushers). Impactors are mostly used for nonabrasive materials.
Conventional horizontal-shaft impact crushers are available in various sizes and models, from high-capacity primary crushers for large limestone quarries to specially designed machines for the crushing of materials such as slag.
There are two main categories of VSI crushers machines with impact wear parts around the body and machines that use a layer of accumulated material. The first type is in many respects similar to the conventional impactor with horizontal shaft and rotor. The second type became quite popular in the past decade and is known as the Barmac crusher. The difference between a conventional impactor and a VSI of the Barmac type is that the latter offers lower operating costs, but its reduction ratio is lower also. In a Barmac VSI, the material undergoes an intense rock-on-rock crushing process. In the other crushers, most of the reduction is done by the impact of stone against metal.
Customers operating old, rebuilt, or expanded plants often have problems with the shape of the product. In these cases, the addition of a Barmac VSI in the final crushing stage offers a solution to product shape problems.
The same applies to many mobile crushing units. As the number of crushing stages is normally small with this type of plant, it is almost impossible to obtain a good product shape unless the rock is relatively soft and thus more suited for the production of cubic product. A centrifugal crusher in the final stage can help to solve the problem.
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