What crusher tests can tell you
Crushers can improve downstream processing and handling by breaking up material lumps. While crushers traditionally have been applied to reducing rocks and ores in the minerals industry, the units are finding growing application in other industries, including chemicals, pharmaceuticals, foods, and waste-handling. This article concentrates on testing to find the right crusher for your material. After briefly discussing crusher basics and preliminary selection steps, the article describes how crusher tests are conducted and what they can tell you. Related information covers some common crushing terms.
Choosing the right crusher for your material is based on applying practical know-how. A big part of that know-how comes from the crusher manufacturer, who has experience with hundreds of applications. And more specific information comes from the manufacturer's testing of your material in various crushers.