Crushing for that Special Shape

Tina Grady Barbaccia

February 1, 2011

The size and shape of crushed rock is important when meeting the specifications of a particular job. This line up of tertiary crushers can help make it happen.

(For a downloadable PDF of this product roundup, click here.)

by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor


Impactor with third crushing chamber

Stedman says that the Crush Plus Grinding Path System on its Grand Slam secondary horizontal shaft impactor creates a third crushing chamber to maximize one-pass product yield, minimize oversize, improve material soundness, and produce highly cubical product. The impactor series uses high-chrome metallurgy to increase wear life and reduce metal replacement costs.


Multi-cage mill

Stedman’s “H” Series Multi-Cage Mill is available in four sizes up to 250 tons per hour with two-, four-, or six-row design. The company says the mill can crush, grind, pulverize, blend, and mix a variety of materials — wet, sticky, or dry. Air cannons are mounted at the intake and discharge to help prevent wet, sticky material buildup; heaters are installed on the grinder housing to help retard wet material buildup.


High-performance cone

FLSmidth Excel LLC says its Raptor XL400 cone crusher is a high-performing, cost-effective, versatile solution for aggregate operations and is ideal for use following a jaw crusher to produce usable and salable aggregate for asphalt chips, road base, railroad ballast, and more. The crusher features a 52-inch-diameter head, a one-piece cast steel mainframe, advanced overload sensing technology to detect crushing force overload, and “fail safe” hydraulics to protect the machine from mechanical overload.


Uses rock to crush rock

Metso Minerals says its Barmac B-Series VSI (vertical shaft impactor) is unique due to its crushing process — it uses the rock fed into the machine to crush itself. The company says it produces high-quality cubical-shaped aggregates that meet all major construction specifications — particularly road base, top-dressing chip, concrete and asphalt aggregates, and manufactured sand.


Cost-saving features

Universal Engineering says its “NGS” Impactor offers more cost-saving features than any other horizontal shaft impactor on the market today and features versatility in function and ease of maintenance. It also allows for an adjustable third curtain (apron) to be added to the field, and offers adjust-on-the-fly capability, according to the company.

Terex Cedarapids

Quick-adjust rollercone

Terex Cedarapids says its new, quick-adjust, 200-horsepower RC45 III ElJay Rollercone is a high-production cone crusher with field-proven, high-efficiency roller bearing design for low cost per ton of operation. It features a hydraulic thread adjustment system for quick and easy setting changes. The company says interchangeable crushing chambers allow easy conversion from standard to fine configurations with a simple liner change.

Terex Canica

Impactors with vertical gear drive

Terex Canica vertical shaft impactors now have chassis-mounted vertical gear drive units to eliminate the need for hydraulic and quarter-turn drives when coupled with a diesel engine. Along with better horsepower utilization, the company says it allows easy above-deck access to v-belts and drive sheaves. The TXC 2050, 2300, and 2350 have production capacities of up to 600 tons per hour with feed sizes of up to 8 inches.

Terex Finlay

Tracked, mobile cone

The Terex Finlay C-1540 and C-1540RS tracked, mobile cone crushers feature the Terex 1000 cone chamber with a 40-inch head size and incorporates a hydraulic setting, tramp release, and unblocking system. Features include a PLC control/monitoring system for automatic start/stop, a pre-screen module that reduces cone packing and wear on cone liners, heavy-duty crawler tracks, and an optional radio remote.


Modular design

REMco’s line of 50- to 1,000-horsepower tertiary crushers is available as a portable chassis or fixed mount. The company says the unique modular design allows the machines to be custom configured to specific crushing tasks for maximum crushing efficiency, reduced horsepower, and reduced wear cost. The crusher is customizable for a variety of crushing applications.


3-D design technology

Telsmith Inc., an Astec company, says its model SBS cone crusher yields consistent sizing and optimum output performance, and incorporates advanced crushing technologies such as 3-D design technology with FEA (finite element analysis) stress analysis. The crushers include anti-spin and remote Dynamic Adjust systems, as well as digital sensors, and are equipped for adaptation into automated crusher control systems. Crushers range from 200 to 600 horsepower.

Texas Crusher Systems

Low wear-part cost

Texas Crusher Systems, Inc. says its Auto-Balance Impact Crusher has a patented rotor balancing system and other design features that emphasize using material packs for protection of the metal rather than wear liners, which results in low wear parts cost and downtime.


Tertiary crusher wear parts

Magotteaux Inc. manufactures crusher parts for tertiary crushers, both horizontal and vertical shaft impactors and hammermills. The company says its XWIN wear parts technology, a patented metal matrix composite , combines the superior abrasion resistance of ceramic particles with the excellent mechanical properties of specially engineered base metals (martensitic steel or chrome white iron) to offer exceptional wear resistance.


Crushing plant structures

Grasan designs and builds complete crusher support structures with feed systems for new or used tertiary crushers, including new facilities, additions, and upgrades to existing facilities.

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