TYPES OF CRUSHERS
- Jaw crushers. These crushers are designed to break up large rocks and other materials, such as coal and ores, into more management pieces. For this reason, they are called primary crushers. Jaw crushers are V-shaped where material is dropped down in a wide opening and then it tapers to the tip of the V where it is crushed when the opposite sides come together.
- Gyratory crushers. These crushers feature cones set on a shaft that turn within a hollow body. The material to be crushed is placed inside the shell, and as the shaft turns, the material is crushed between the head and the shell, which narrows at the bottom, where the material is then discharged. These are also considered primary crushers, which break up large rocks into smaller, more manageable chunks.
- Cone crushers. Cone crushers use compression inside a chamber that then squeezes the material that you wish to be crushed, thereby breaking it and reducing its size. There is a rotating piece of steel that crushes the material as it hits a stationary piece of steel inside the chamber. These are popular for aggregate, coal, concrete, fracking sand, and mining.
- Impact crushers. An impact crusher uses striking rather than compression to break up materials into smaller bits. These machines use either a bar that strikes the material or an anvil that breaks the material on impact. These can be used throughout all stages for crushing, from primary to quaternary. These types of crushers are popular for crushing limestone, coal, gypsum, quartz, and other minerals.
Wagner Equipment Co offers a variety of crushers through McCloskey, including impact, cone, and jaw crushers. Learn more today!