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Flow Smasher

Flow Smasher™

Flow Smasher

Flow Smasher Crushers are heavy duty, high torque, high capacity crushing machines capable of reducing large chunks of friable bulk materials to a consistent and free-flowing size. The machines employ a dynamic crushing action to break up and disperse troublesome materials. Crushing the oversize lumps in the process stream improves efficiency by preventing blockages, by allowing more accurate metering, and by increasing the available surface area of the crushed material, which improves the speed of downstream production processes.

Typical Flow-Smasher designs use one or two rotating Shafts with Blades and a sizing grid with individually replaceable cross-bars . Particles smaller than the grid slots pass easily through the machine while any oversize materials are trapped within the impact area. The rotating Blades, acting like a series of crushing hammers, impact and shatter the trapped chunks and produce an output that is consistent and free-flowing. Flow-Smashers with two shafts have counter-rotating blades. The counter-rotation draws the oversize material between the shafts, where it is impacted by both sets of blades. This enables the Flow-Smasher to break up larger, denser materials and, since the blade design is self- cleaning, it is often used for problem materials that are sticky or tend to bridge.

Hedgehog™, Brickbreaker™, and Bear-Claw™

Flow Smasher

The Hedgehog, Brickbreaker, and Bear-Claw are variations of the typical two shaft Flow-Smasher design, and have special Blade arrangements. The Hedgehog is designed to process very high capacities of materials to a fine output size, and also works well to tear long, thin boards, slabs, or tiles into small pieces. The Brickbreaker and Bear-Claw designs concentrate their high torque and power to break up large, hard blocks of material.

The bodies of the Flow-Smasher designs are typically bolted together for easy disassembly and maintenance. The design also incorporates our isolated bearing design, which prevents a seal failure from affecting the bearings. The FlowSmasher is also available in ACC’s new patented “- 04” design. The “-04” design allows for remarkable flexibility in the design of new blade arrangements, special inlet and outlet configurations, and extremely short face-to-face dimensions. The Flow-Smasher designs are very compact, have exceptionally short face-to-face dimensions, and are available with a variety of Motor and Drive configurations which allow easy integration with ducts, chutes and conveyor systems, above or below rotary airlocks, in silo discharges, or in bulk bag unloaders.

Atlantic Coast Crushers Flow Smasher CAD
Lump breakers are a type of machinery used to process large materials by breaking them down into smaller materials. Each lump breaker unit has specially designed blades, which rotate through a fixed comb to efficiently crush and reduce the size of the material. By breaking up large clumps of material into small, more uniform particles, lump breakers improve downstream processing.

At Atlantic Coast Crushers, we specialize in creating effective machinery that can break down large potential obstructions into small solids. Our Flow-Smasher lump breaker can be integrated into your existing system, and it’s available in multiple different designs to fit your specific application or processing system.

What Is Flow-Smasher?

Flow Smasher crushers are heavy-duty, high torque, and high-capacity crushing machines capable of reducing large chunks of friable bulk materials to a consistent and free-flowing size. The machines employ a dynamic crushing action to break up and disperse troublesome materials. Crushing the oversized lumps in the process stream improves efficiency by preventing blockages, allowing more accurate metering, and increasing the available surface area of the crushed material, which improves the speed of downstream production processes.

Flow-Smasher Design

Atlantic Coast Crushers Flow Smasher Part
Typical Flow-Smasher designs use one or two rotating shafts with blades and a sizing grid with individually replaceable cross-bars. Particles smaller than the grid slots pass easily through the machine while any oversized materials are trapped within the impact area. The rotating blades, acting as a series of crushing hammers, impact and shatter the trapped chunks and produce an output that is consistent and free-flowing. Flow-Smashers with two shafts have counter-rotating blades. The counter-rotation draws the oversized material between the shafts, where it is impacted by both sets of blades. This enables the Flow-Smasher to break up larger, denser materials. Since the blade design is self-cleaning, it is often used for problem materials that are sticky or tend to bridge.

The bodies of the Flow-Smasher designs are typically bolted together for easy disassembly and maintenance. The design also incorporates our isolated bearing design, which prevents a seal failure from affecting the bearings. The Flow-Smasher is also available in ACC’s new patented “- 04” design. The “-04” design allows for remarkable flexibility in the design of new blade arrangements, special inlet and outlet configurations, and extremely short face-to-face dimensions. The Flow-Smasher designs are very compact, have exceptionally short face-to-face dimensions, and are available with a variety of motor and drive configurations that enable easy integration with ducts, chutes and conveyor systems, above or below rotary airlocks, silo discharges, or bulk bag unloaders.

We offer three effective Flow-Smashers that are designed to provide optimal tearing and crushing power for different applications. All three designs have a two-shaft construction but use different blade configurations.

Our designs include:

  • Hedgehog™. This model is designed to process very high capacities of materials to a fine output size. It also works well to tear long/thin boards, slabs, or tiles into small pieces.
  • Brickbreaker™. This design provides high levels of power and torque to break down large and hard materials.
  • Bear-Claw™. Similar to the Brickbreaker™, this model features a distinctive design for reducing the size of large, hard blocks of material.

Benefits of Lump Breakers

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Lump breakers provide several benefits for processing operations that need to reliably break down solids into consistent particle sizes. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Preparing material for conveying. By breaking large pieces into consistently-sized particles, lump crushers can ensure material is evenly distributed and doesn’t overwhelm downstream processes, such as conveying.
  • Breaking up agglomerates. Oversized materials can cause obstructions, blockages, and delays. By preemptively breaking up large pieces, your equipment experiences less wear and tear and fewer disruptions.
  • Reducing materials for additional processing. Chemical processing, paper and pulp processes, and more have several production steps. Lump breakers ensure the material has a consistent surface area for mixing and other processing operations.

Why Partner With Atlantic Coast Crushers for Lump Breakers?

Atlantic Coast Crushers is a leading provider of lump breakers and other size reduction equipment that can be used in a wide array of industries and processing environments. Our three models of Flow-Smashers are rugged, heavy-duty machines that can process everything from wood and tile to heavy-duty materials.

Contact our team at Atlantic Coast Crushers to find the right size reduction equipment for your facility.