With the development of a completely new type of crusher, the ERC25-25 eccentric roll crusher, thyssenkrupp said it has achieved a quantum leap in primary crushing. The new crusher features a particularly flat and robust design and high throughputs of up to 3,000 tons per hour (t/h), enabling it to process hard rock and ores efficiently and economically in underground mining operations.
As the centerpiece of a mobile or semimobile system, the eccentric roll crusher also enhances cost efficiency in surface mining. In the future, the new series will be supplemented with further models to enable both smaller and higher throughput capacities for different applications.
“Our customers are looking for dependable, safe and easy-to-install crushers that permit maximum productivity even underground,” said Torsten Gerlach, CEO of the Mining Technologies business unit of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. “To meet these requirements, we have combined our many years of experience with different crushing technologies and our comprehensive engineering expertise. The new eccentric roll crusher from thyssenkrupp offers a wide range of possibilities for effectively processing ore and hard rock both underground and on the surface as part of mobile and semimobile systems.”
One of the key advantages of the new crusher is its flat and compact design with integrated screen that is 20% to 50% lower than conventional primary crushers, the company said. If required, the crusher’s height can be reduced further for installation by removing individual components, saving additional time and costs.
The newly developed and patented design featuring a roll mounted eccentrically between the crushing and the screening chamber offers greater efficiency and productivity compared with other crusher types, Gerlach explained.
In the large crusher infeed area, the material to be reduced is divided into two material flows: The first with fine material is screened out and passes through the screening chamber to a discharge conveyor. The second stream with coarse material is transported to the crushing chamber and reduced between the eccentrically mounted roll and the chamber walls.
Keeping the fine material out of the crushing chamber reduces the power consumption of the electric motor and significantly reduces the load on the machine, the company said. An integrated automatic gap adjustment system with overload safety device also offers good protection in the event of non-crushable foreign material.
The symmetric arrangement of the roll permits the eccentric roll crusher to be balanced with great precision, thyseenkrupp said. With additional balancing weights, it can be balanced almost completely. This lowers machine vibrations when idling and significantly reduces the loads on surrounding structures compared with other primary crushers. That makes the new crusher ideal for use in mobile crushing systems.