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How To Choose the Right Material Crushers for Your Chemical Process

An environmentally friendly and highly effective crushing machine can increase the productivity of the entire production line and the company’s revenue. They have proven useful in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, food , Chemical and biotechnology.

Choosing the right crusher is essential for enhancing your manufacturing process’s overall speed. This post will cover the aspects to consider when selecting a material crusher for your chemical process.

1. Types of Material Crushers

Various crushers are employed based on the material that needs to be crushed. Some crushing machines are better suited for soft or medium-density materials, while others may be more suitable for oversized materials. For example, impact crushers are crucial in reducing the size of mineral resources that have formed lumps due to moisture and pressure.

Atlantic Coast Crushers offers specialized crushers known as the Flow-Sentry, Flow Smasher and Flow-Sizer. These heavy-duty, high-torque, high-capacity crushing machines are commonly utilized in applications where reducing mineral resources is essential for generating commodity products. They find widespread use in Chemical, Food, Pharmaceutical and pulp and paper industries where materials like Sugar, Salts, resins and chemicals need to be processed into smaller, manageable sizes.

2. Material Properties

The material to be crushed plays a significant role in determining suitable equipment. Factors such as friability or grindability, often quantified by parameters like the Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI), indicate how easily the material can be processed. Additionally, understanding the material’s hardness. This parameter helps determine whether compression or impact crushing suits the application.

Other factors such as moisture content and abrasiveness — further affect the choice of crushers. For instance, tacky, clay-type materials may require shearing or tearing crushers, while friable materials may be more suited for compression crushing. Meanwhile, hard materials may require impact crushers for effective reduction.

3. Feed Size

Once the material properties are known, attention must be given to the top size of the feed material and the required product transport requirements. Is the material being fed by gravity, Air, screw feeder or conveyor.

The width of the crusher is another crucial consideration of the feed size. Choosing a too narrow crusher compared to the size of the incoming feed can result in bridging across the crusher opening. This can lead to reduced throughput capacity and potential chute plugging. To mitigate these issues, it is recommended to size the width of the rolls to 1-1/2 to 2 times the size of the largest feed lump.

4. Throughput Capacity

Determining the throughput capacity of the crusher ensures that it can efficiently handle the expected volume of material within the desired timeframe. Matching the crusher’s ability to the specific production requirements is essential to prevent bottlenecks. Additionally, maintenance intervals and servicing downtime are crucial in maintaining consistent throughput capacity over time.

Choose Atlantic Coast Crushers for Top Quality Size Reduction Equipment

Atlantic Coast Crushers designs and sells cutting-edge size reduction equipment for the chemical process industries. We specialize in developing machinery that uses impact to shatter chunks, lumps, and agglomerations made of coarse materials. Moreover, we constantly create custom designs and variations of our standard equipment for specific applications or processes.

Contact us today to learn more about our services!

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