WHAT IS CRUSHING EQUIPMENT?
For the most part, the major industries that use crushing equipment are the mining and quarrying industry. Once rock is blasted from the ground, the materials are fed into a crusher, which grinds these up into small component parts. These then move onto the screening process where an end product is produced, which, in this case, is usually gravel used in road building, salt for road use during the winter, and other needs, such as landscaping gravel. The recycling industry has been the biggest growing segment of crushing equipment purchasers, using these machines to grind up bottles, containers, and other types of recycled materials so they then can be used to make new materials. For instance, glass is broken down and then remelted, used to make new glass items that we use everyday, such as plates and cups.
Plates or jaws are what you will see the most in crushing equipment. These smash together to reduce the size of whatever is fed into the crusher. There are a variety of crushers, and each is designed for a different use. Some crushers are not designed to handle huge boulder-type rocks. In fact, jaw crushers usually crush up huge boulders, which are then fed into a secondary crusher to break up the bits even more before it heads to the screening machine.
Wagner Equipment Co offers a variety of Metso-Outotec crushers for your industry’s needs, from impact to jaw crushers. These crushers are designed for high performance in a very compact size for portability. These jaw crushers are designed to crush all rock types, including granite and recycle materials. Easy to operate and high efficiency, you are sure to love the performance of these crushers. Contact us to learn more today!