What is an Impact Crusher?
Impact crushers rely on gravitational or dynamic physical impact for size reduction of materials such as rock, concrete, gravel, and more, rather than through a standard compression-only method of crushing. Typically, impact crushing either utilizes gravity to drop material onto a surface, or the material is fed into a chamber containing a high-speed rotor with hammers or blow bars that collide with the material and propels it at a very high force onto breaker plates for further size reduction. This latter method is typically known as dynamic impact crushing. There are many impact crusher designs that utilize variations of these two methods as well.
Types of Impact Crushers
Horizontal-shaft impact crushers (HSI): These types of impact crushers are typically known as hammer mills and its rotor shaft is aligned along a horizontal axis. Common applications include materials such as gypsum, limestone, phosphate, clays, slag, and glass.
What Impact Crusher do I Need for My Size Reduction Project?
Selecting an ideal impact crusher for your size reduction project is determined by the industry you are in, the project scope, and the final product size you desire. For example, in the building and construction industry, an impact crusher is used to create smaller rock particles such as sand and gravel. The type of impact crusher you need also depends on whether you’re conducting a primary or secondary crushing application (or even tertiary/fine), as different impact crushing machine types are more ideal for the various stages of the size reduction process.
Impact Crushers from Williams Patent Crusher
Williams Patent Crusher manufactures a variety of industrial-grade impact crushers that deliver superior performance with increased efficiency. Our impact crusher lineup includes the Williams Primary and Secondary Impact Crushers, as well as the Reversible Nuggetizer® Crusher. These industrial impact crushers are designed for a wide range of crushing and pulverizing applications such as: limestone, sand, gravel, asphalt, cement rock, and many types of minerals. Whether used as a concrete pulverizer, scrap crusher, or for quarry rock crushing, our industrial line of impact crushers has something to offer.
Learn more about our various impact crushers below. For help deciding which Impact Crusher is right for your industrial application, contact our engineers at (314) 433-5464 or email us at email@example.com.