Crushers - Gyratory and Jaw


HOLDTRADE is mainly involved with gyratory crushers and jaw crushers. However, please contact us at our Mining and Operations office if you have a specific enquiry as we have experience working with other types of crusher such as cone crushers and horizontal shaft impactors.

Our company works with the best mining experts in the world like FLSmidth to provide crushing and sizing equipment available for surface or underground installation, for stationary or mobile applications, and under a range of environmental conditions.

Illustration of Gyratory Crusher. Courtesy of FLSmidth
Gyratory Crusher

Gyratory crushers are primary crushers that receive blasted material from the mine or quarry. Similar to jaw crushers they work by grinding the material between two surfaces. HOLDTRADE works to provide our customers with industry-leading products such as the Fuller-Traylor brand gyratory crusher which incorporates the latest technologies to create high-capacity, reliable machines suited to most primary compression crushing applications. Fuller Traylor crushers operate up to 12,000 tph with installed powers to 1,350 hp.
Illustration courtesy of FLSmidth

Typical Mobile Jaw Crushing Plant. Photograph courtesy of FLSmidth
Jaw Crusher

A Jaw Crusher is another type of main primary crushers in a mine or ore processing plant. Jaw crushers consist of two main components arranged in a "V" alignment to compress rock into smaller sized pieces. The rock remains in the jaws until it is small enough to pass through the gap at the bottom of the jaws. HOLDTRADE can provide customers with highly efficient advanced jaw crushers such as FLSmidth's Traylor Type Double-Toggle & Single Toggle that combine high production, operating economy and ease of maintenance.

Choosing a Suitable Crusher

You should consider that there are different kinds of crushers: for example some crushers are mobile and can crush rocks (as large as 16 inches), concrete and asphalt into material for use in road construction, whereas some are much larger and have a specific use.

In selecting the primary crusher, the receiving opening shape should be your prime consideration, which is what differentiates the different crusher types.

About Mining Crushers

Mining crushers are machines designed to reduce large rocks into smaller rocks, gravel, or rock dust. Crushers may be used to reduce the size, or change the form, of waste materials so they can be more easily disposed of or recycled, or to reduce the size of a solid mix of raw materials such as rock ore, so that pieces of different composition can be differentiated.

Once the crusher has reduced the particle size the material can be processed into finer particles in a grinder. A typical circuit at a mine might consist of a crusher followed by grinders: an SAG mill followed by a Ball mill. More information about mills can be found in our Mills section.