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We've been at this processing game for more than a century and have amassed a virtual library of best practices and workarounds, so we figured we should share what we know on our blog.

  • What is a Jaw Crusher?

    Jul 16, 2019

    A jaw crusher is a compression type crusher, comprised of a fixed jaw and moving jaw positioned in a (V). The movable jaw compresses material against the fixed jaw, crushing the material to the desired size. The material exits the jaw through the bottom of the crusher otherwise known as the discharge opening. Changing the discharge opening controls the product size made by the crusher. Jaw crushers are mainly used at the primary stage of…

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  • What is the difference between a Cone Crusher and an Impact Crusher?

    Jun 18, 2019

    Generally speaking, the major differences between Impact Crushers, both vertical shaft (VSI) and horizontal shaft (HSI), and Cone Crushers is the type of crushing force. Impact crushers crush by material impacting another object. Cone crushers use compression crushing where the material is crushed by being squeezed or compressed between two crushing surfaces. Selection of the type of crusher and the crushing process for any application depends on material hardness, and density of the material, feed…

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  • What is an Impact Crusher?

    Jun 11, 2019

    The Aggregate Industry (Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Sand & Gravel), wants to process rock, sand, and gravel into a salable product as efficiently and inexpensively as possible. One such way to process these materials is sending gravel, rock, and sand through an Impact Crusher, which breaks up the material by either striking it with a rapidly moving blow bar or by throwing it into a stationary anvil where it breaks upon impact. Impact…

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  • What is a Cone Crusher?

    Jun 04, 2019

    Cone crushers are a type of compression crusher used by aggregate, coal, concrete, crushing, fracking sand, and mining industries, which reduces material by squeezing or compressing it until it breaks. Specifically, the material is compressed between an eccentrically rotating piece of steel, the mantle, and a stationary piece of steel, the bowl. The material works its way down along the crushing chamber as it gets smaller, until the crushed material discharges at the bottom of…

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  • How does having anti-spin on a cone help with liner wear?

    Apr 30, 2019

    Anti-Spin technology extends the life of the cone crusher, keeping downtime and repair costs at a minimum. In this video, Jeff Gray, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Telsmith explains the two main reasons for using Anti-Spin technology in a Cone Crusher. Here are the important points Jeff covers in the video: Anti-Spin technology extends the life of the liners by not allowing material to scuff inside the chamber. Anti-Spin technology extends the life…

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  • How long does my Telsmith support last?

    Apr 08, 2019

    Support, warranty, and service length varies on new and remanufactured equipment. In this video, Dean Wolfe, Product Application Engineering Supervisor at Telsmith explains how long Telsmith’s warranty lasts. Here are the important points Dean makes in the video: The Telsmith standard warranty is 2,000 hours or twelve months. The Telsmith remanufactured warranty is 1,000 hours or six months. Both the standard warranty and the manufactured warranty are from the date of commissioning on the machine,…

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  • Why should I put a bin and feeder before a cone crusher?

    Apr 08, 2019

    There are two major reasons you would put a bin and feeder in front of a cone crusher. In this video, Dean Wolfe, Product Application Engineering Supervisor at Telsmith explains the major reasons for placing a bin and feeder before a cone crusher. Here are the important points Dean covers in the video: The surge bin allows for fluctuations in feed to be controlled and therefore to keep a choke feed on the cone crusher.…

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  • At what speed and RPM should I run my 20-degree screen?

    Apr 08, 2019

    The correct speed and RPM are directly proportional to the aperture size for optimal screen performance. In this video, Al Van Mullem, Vice President Engineering at Telsmith explains that understanding the aperture’s opening will dictate what throw and speed you will select. Here are the important points Al covers in the video: In general, the larger the opening, the larger the throw; conversely, the smaller the opening, the smaller the throw. A typical application will…

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  • Can I make sand with my cone crusher?

    Apr 08, 2019

    Yes, you can make sand with your cone crusher. In this video, Jeff Gray, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Telsmith explains that with today’s cones and the Telsmith TRAC10 automation system, cone crushers can make sand. Here are the important points Jeff covers in the video: The Telsmith TRAC10 automation system monitors crusher operations, provides automated calibration and setting controls, and protects the crusher from overload; all to yield a greater crushing performance.…

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  • Can I still get parts for my 60-year-old machine and will they fit?

    Apr 08, 2019

    Yes, ordering replacement parts for older machines are readily available from Telsmith. In this video, Dean Wolfe, Product Application Engineering Supervisor at Telsmith explains that replacement machine parts can be ordered no matter how old the machine is. Here are the important points Dean covers in the video: Continuing its 110-year-old tradition of building machines, Telsmith possesses all of the necessary machine tools to fabricate any replacement part. Telsmith fabricates all machine part from the…

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  • How often should I check or change the settings on a crusher?

    Apr 08, 2019

    Crusher settings should be checked and adjusted regularly in order to maximize consistent finished products. In this video, Jeff Gray, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Telsmith explains the necessary adjustments for optimal settings for Jaw Crushers and Cone Crushers. Here are the important points Jeff covers in the video for Jaw Crushers: The abrasiveness of the material will determine the frequency in which the settings are checked: the periodic timeframe could be weekly,…

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  • How Important is Liner Selection While Running a Cone Crusher?

    Mar 08, 2019

    Cone Crusher liner selection is very important in keeping your cone crusher running efficiently and producing a consistent sellable product. In this video, Al Van Mullem, Vice President of Engineering at Telsmith explains why choosing the right liner will benefit your cone crusher and overall operation. Here are the important points Al covers in the video. Be sure the feed opening is appropriate for the rock size that is being placed in the chamber. This…

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  • Vibrating Screen Media Types

    Nov 01, 2018

    Often, we are asked about vibrating screen media types when discussing our vibratory screening equipment with producers. It’s no surprise that this is a very common question due to the fact that there are so many screen media options to choose from. In this blog, we will review in depth the basic vibrating screen media types, and the pros and cons for each type. Before we start, let’s quickly review the purpose of our screening…

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