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3 Types of Crushers

3 Types of Crushers

Not all rock crushers are built the same way, with each having a certain situation in which they excel. To make matters more difficult, they also have variations in between one kind that you’d want to be aware of. These are the major crush varieties:

 

Jaw crushers

Commonly used as primary crushers, jaw crushers can also be used as secondary crushers. They’re mainly used for breaking down rocks and other materials into smaller sizes, making them easy to transport from one place to another. Jaw crushes have a moving and a fixed jaw, with the moving and fixed jaw coming together to press the material down to break it into smaller sizes.

There are two kinds of jaw crushers: single toggle and double toggle. The single toggle jaw crusher uses a Shaft rotation for a compressive action. The double toggle crusher has two shafts toggle plates each.

Gyratory crushers

Gyratory crushers are mostly restricted for primary crushing purposes, but they see some usage for secondary crushing as well. It consists of an oscillating shaft, which presses material between a crushing cavity. The lines around the chambers compress, pressing down on the content being pressed down. There’s less damage to the liners in this process as the particles being compressed press down on each other as well.

Because of a convenient hydraulic setting adjustment system, dealing with crushed material, later on, is fairly convenient.

Cone crushers

Cone crushers work similarly to gyratory crushers, and are the commonly opted option for secondary, tertiary, and later crushing procedures. When the materials in question are smaller than usual, cone crushers take on the job of primary crushing as well. Because of this, they’re relatively versatile in their functionality.

Cone crushers operate using an oscillating shaft, using a crushing cavity with an external bowl liner and mantle placed along with the shaft’s assembly for easy operation. With a decent choke feeding method, cone crushers can be optimized properly for less wear and tear, along with better operation. The rock crushing industry is essential, but its various details can be complicated. Having rock crusher solutions can always help ensure your work’s taken care of. If you’re looking for rock crusher parts, you can rely on Optimum Crush to have you covered. From crusher & screen replacement parts such as cone crusher bowl liner, mantle, you can find them all.

Things to Look for In Crusher Parts

Because of all the heavy-duty compression they do, crusher parts break down very frequently. They require regular replacement and crushing companies have spare parts and suppliers at all times. But if you’re looking for replacement considerations, here’s what you should focus on:

Engineer overseeing rock crushing.

 

Fitting

To the untrained eye, it might be hard to figure out if a particular part is incompatible with a crusher or not. In reality, the smallest of disparity between parts can cause inefficiencies, if not major issues. Parts that are too big for the crusher to support can stop working altogether.

On the flip side, smaller parts may not be able to support themselves, exerting the workload on others to cause wear and tear on them. It’s very common for crushing companies to run into huge losses from using incompatible parts.

Design

Crusher parts manufacturers produce various SKUs of a particular product with many variations. Over time, these products also go through many revisions, coming up with simplified designs. Ideally, you’d want to go with the latest version with the most improvements. But it’s also necessary to educate yourself about the appropriate model for your needs.

Going with a design that’s new but not built to support your crusher is also a mistake. A good supplier will also educate you on these factors.

Materials

A common mistake made during crusher parts replacement is the incompatibility of materials. While many parts may look identical in terms of their appearance and luster, how they perform during operations and withstand the various pressures can vary significantly. At the very least, there will be more wear and tear or damage at a faster rate when these incompatible parts are operating together.

The worst-case scenario could be disastrous, causing multiple parts to snap and break off. Ensure that you’re acquiring material from a reliable vendor that pays attention to the properties of their materials.

Are you looking for quality crusher parts? Or for a competent company to support you with your crusher needs? Working with rock crusher solutions can provide you with both services. For rock crusher parts, you can find all you need at Optimum Crush’s website. From crusher & screen replacement parts like cone crusher bowl liner, mantle, you can find them all.

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