Machines have become one of the important parts of our life and without them, we can not expect our life to go smoothly now on. There are many types of machines which we use at home and some others are there which we don’t use at home but they too are very important for us. Today in this article we will talk about one such machine that is a cone crusher.
There are many different types of rock crusher used to break the rocks. Cone crusher is one of them. Though the cone crusher can work perfectly also, most of the time people use it along with Jaw crusher which also does almost the same things with few differences. The cone crusher is a very heavy machine which needs to be maintained on a daily basis. The main fields where the cone crusher is used are construction, mining, quarrying, and some others like these fields. With the help of this cone crusher, one can easily get the very fine pieces of rocks. The size of the pieces of Rock which you can expect from this cone crusher ranges somewhere between 35mm to 350 mm.
The whole body of the cone crusher is divided into many parts. Some of those parts are the main parts. Without them, the functioning of the cone crusher can’t be expected. The whole body of the machine is fitted on the vertical metallic structure which is also known as the main shaft. This main shaft is attached to another shaft which is known as the countershaft. Both these shafts work in collaboration for the proper functioning of the cone crusher. The countershaft is mainly used to rotate the main shaft with the help of pinions, drive pulley, and electric motor. The mantle is another main part of the cone crusher which is attached at the top of the main shaft. Above the mantle, there is one more part of the cone crusher which is known as concave. The wedge is also an important part of the cone crusher which acts as the breaker for the whole system of the machine.
The working of this machine is very simple. The Mantle and concave together create space between them. First of all the electrical motor is started which in turn rotates the countershaft, main shaft, and the whole system. After this, the big rock pieces are fed into the gaps between the mantle and the concave through inlets. The rock pieces are broken into the smaller pieces inside the crushing chamber with the movement of the main shaft, mantle, and concave. When the size of broken pieces becomes smaller enough, it gets out of the machine through the outlet. It can be collected below the machine very easily.
Above we got to know what is a cone crusher, what are its main parts and how it works? There may be many more things which you still wanted to be answered.