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Material handling, mineral and aggregate processing, mining, and recycling plants usually crushers to lessen the size of their raw materials. As a result, they can produce sellable sizes of raw material, making crushers a vital part of the material handling process.


Choosing a Crusher

When choosing a crushing unit, there are some factors that you need to consider to ensure you have the right equipment that suits your requirements. Some factors to consider include:

• The dimensions.
• The abrasiveness and hardness factor
• The capacity
• Granulometric requirement


Impact Crusher

The HSIs (horizontal shaft impactors) and the VSIs (vertical shaft impactors) are available in two types. They are best for less abrasive raw materials like limestone crushing. They work by applying the impact toggles and blow bars forces to break the feed materials.


To produce more elongated products, you can use these crushers as a secondary crushing unit. As a result, the product will be more refined with a cubical shape. Compared to jaw and cone crushing systems, impact crushers are usually less costly. They also have a significant reduction ratio. You can also use this type of grinder to break sedimentary rocks to produce a sellable end product.


However, these type of crushers has the disadvantage of creating a sand-like product, especially with soft raw materials. They can also need regular parts replacements. Another drawback of these crushers is that they generate considerable dust, resulting in a challenging workplace.



Horizontal Shaft Impactor


  • Large feed opening and capacity

  • High reduction ratio

  • Rapid blowbar

  • Quick change breaker plates

  • Three inspection doors

  • Removable top

The TEREX IP1516 Horizontal Shaft Impactor offers incomparable crushing power and production rates. The quick change breaker plates allow for superior product size control. Bar rotations and replacemts have never been easier than with the patented quick turn wedge system.

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Cone Crusher


  • MVP380X - 300 hp / 225 kW motor

  • MCP450x - 400 hp / 300 kW motor

  • Patented roller bearing design

  • Hydropneumatic tramp iron relief system

  • Stationary or portable configurations

The TEREX cone crushers are equipped with a revolutionary design that can handle crushing even the toughest materials. These crushers cost less to operate, while producing a higher quality product.

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Cone Crusher

Typically, this grinder is a rotating mantle housed in a bowl-shaped structure, usually lined with manganese. The crushing chamber is relatively steep.


The working principle of this system is similar to that of jaw systems, where they reduce the size of raw material through compression. This implies that they apply pressure to the fed materials until they break. Generally, you can feed these crushers with abrasive and medium sizes pieces for the crushing process.


The feeds can be wet or dry, however, they should not be sticky. Their end product is usually relatively cubical with an excellent reduction ratio.

Jaw Crusher

Also known as a rock breaker, it is usually used for breaking hard and large raw materials into smaller pieces that ideal for smaller crushers.


Typically, this equipment creates final products by compression. Compared to other equipment, jaw systems are usually blunt instruments. This makes them ideal for the primary crushing stage.


In addition, these systems function well with various raw materials minus the tear and wear that comes with other crushers. The end product of these systems contains minimal marketable materials; hence, the need for secondary crushing.



Jaw Crusher


  • Heat treated shafts

  • Curved jaw dies

  • Protected pitman hub

  • One or two-piece cheek pieces

  • Positive oil-level gauges

The Lippmann 4248 jaw crusher is built to last with heat-treated stress points. Its elongated jaw and curved dies allow for maximum crushing area that won't choke up. This crusher is designed for its strength, which means less downtime and maintenance.  




Stationary Booms


  • 26' - 65' horizontal reach

  • 360 non-continuous rotation

  • Electro-hydraulic dual joystick

  • Hydraulic line protection

TRAMAC TR Series Mine Duty Stationary Booms are designed with safety and productivity as top priorities. Call today to learn more about the various models offered.

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Breakers & Booms

Stationary rock breakers are designed to help rake rocks into the crusher, clear jams and reduce oversized material entering the crusher.

In such a case where you require a jaw crusher, the crushed raw material usually proceeds to the secondary grinder. The material is further reduced in the secondary grinder before getting into the screening system through a conveyor belt.

However, for the crushed material to get into the screening machine, they must be of manageable sizes. Therefore, crushing is crucial to the entire process.

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