Different crushing techniques
Crushing techniques distinguish between pressure crushing and impact crushing. Jaw crushers or cone crushers use the so-called pressure crushing technique where material is reduced in size mainly by high pressure between slow-moving wear parts. Impact crushers use the so-called impact crushing technique, in which the rock is accelerated by a massive fast-moving rotor and reduced in size by impacting against breaker walls. Jaw crushers are widely used for crushing medium-hard to hard rock, and are mostly used as primary crushers. Impact crushers work as both primary and secondary crushers for processing soft to medium-hard rock, producing larger quantities of fines. Cone crushers are used predominantly as secondary crushers for hard rock.