Crusher equipment is some of the rarer equipment to have. There are different types of crusher equipment that serves different purposes. The different equipment is used to cut various materials depending on their hardness, moisture content, and reduction ratio.
Jaw Crushers are some of the most popular and powerful crushers out there. They have a set of teeth that crush the rocks in smaller and smaller pieces as they move further into the crusher. They are popular because they can be used for soft rock, hard rocks and everything in between. They are also popular because they can practically crush any material.
The Jaw Crusher is broken down further into categories depending on what position the swing jaw is located. A Blake Crusher has the swing jaw in the upper position, the Dodge Crusher has the swing jaw in the lower position, and the Universal Crusher has the swing jaw in an intermediate position.
The Cone Crusher breaks rocks by squeezing the rocks between two hard walls to break them. This is done over and over again until the rocks or materials are the desired size. They are typically used for rocks that are a mid-level hardness to very hard rocks and materials. They work well with dry or wet materials but not sticky materials because they would get stuck to the walls when they are being squeezed. The different types of cone crushers are: Standard Cone Crusher, Symons Cone Crusher, and Short Head Cone Crusher.
The impact crushers vary from other crushers because it uses impact instead of pressure to break the rocks and materials. These are typically used when there is a desired shape and size of a rock wanted. Impact crushers are divided into two categories: horizontal and vertical.
Horizontal impact crusher has a hammer that is used to break up the rock. Vertical impact crushers use velocity to break up rocks. Velocity throws the rocks against the hard surface at an even force and distance to create rocks that are all the same shape. Velocity is the reason that impact crushers can shape rocks in specific ways, and have them all be a similar shape.