Contract Crushing, or as some people call it “Custom Crushing”, is a service that has solved many problems for aggregate producers over the past multiple decades. Whether it is opening a greenfield site, gaining added salable inventory through supplemental crushing, recycling asphalt or concrete, or the myriad of other needs, Mellott has implemented many solutions for customers utilizing Contract Crushing. In fact, Contract Crushing has been the heart and soul of our organization since the 1970s. We’ve partnered with small family-owned operations, we’ve helped build aggregate producer empires, and everything in between. Mellott’s contract crushing division has reached an unparalleled level of excellence in providing solutions to our producer customers in areas such as:

Understanding Cone Crushers

Cone crushers are specifically designed to break down large rocks and materials into smaller, more manageable aggregate mixtures. These machines operate by squeezing the material between a moving piece of steel and a stationary piece of steel. Cone crushers are widely used in various industries, including mining, rock quarries, mineral processing, recycling, sand and gravel, and building materials.

Types of Cone Crushers

There are two primary types of cone crushers:

Standard Cone Crushers: These are the most common type of cone crusher. They use a movable cone to break down rocks and materials efficiently.

Hydraulic Cone Crushers: This newer type of cone crusher utilizes hydraulic systems to crush rocks. It offers enhanced control and versatility in the crushing process.

Cone crushers are highly versatile and can be used for various materials and rock sizes, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of projects.

Advantages of Cone Crushers

Cone crushers offer several advantages over other rock crusher types:

Efficient Crushing: Cone crushers excel at crushing materials efficiently, even when dealing with large rock chunks. This improves project productivity and enables the creation of fine aggregates.

Durability: Cone crushers are highly durable and require minimal maintenance. Their long lifespan and reliability make them a cost-effective option for businesses. Renting a reliable cone crusher ensures high-level performance throughout your project.

Versatility: Cone crushers are capable of handling multiple use cases and applications. Their robust design and powerful capabilities make them suitable for various projects.

Tips for Maximizing Cone Crusher Performance

While careful adjustments are critical for optimal efficiency, there are simple steps you can take to enhance your cone crusher’s performance:

Understand Limitations: Each crusher cavity has a volume limit that should not be exceeded. Exceeding this limit can impact the final product size and reduce machine productivity. Avoid overflow at the top of the feed opening to prevent premature wear and performance issues.

Consistent Closed Side Settings (CSS): Use consistent CSS settings to achieve consistent results. Changes in CSS settings can affect production and result in larger or less uniform final products. Oversized products can disrupt circuit flow.

Steady Feed Flow: Maintain a consistent feed level throughout your operation to improve efficiency, product quality, and prevent downtime.

Rent High-Quality Cone Crushers with NorX

Renting cone crushers from our fleet of professionally maintained equipment offers an economical solution for businesses. Whether you require equipment for a specific project or a short duration, cone crusher rentals provide the flexibility you need.

At NorX, we offer top-notch cone crushers that deliver exceptional performance and reliability. For more information on finding the perfect cone crusher for your needs, reach out to our team of experts today at (770) 338-0111.

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