LUMPBUSTERS® — or lump breakers and lump crushers — are a type of size reduction equipment that performs particle reduction of material utilized in production applications by a wide variety of industries. Their size and scope can vary depending on the scale and material type that requires crushing or breaking apart. They can also be installed within an existing process, configured as a stand-alone operation, or be implemented into a pneumatic conveying system. While their objective is largely the same, the specific application, industry, bulk density of materials, and other factors contribute to the fact that it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution but size reduction equipment that must be tailored to your specific needs.
Here, we’ve put together the top considerations and questions to ask before buying a lump breaker. Let’s take a look:
Selecting a Lump Breaker: Factors to Consider
When buying a lump breaker, consider all of the application parameters. These essentially break down into product and process-related variables relevant to selecting an appropriately-sized model that has the horsepower and desired features to effectively process the material at hand.
When evaluating any given product, evaluate the attributes of the product to be processed. What is its density and flow rate when compared to the crusher? What about moisture; is there fat or oil content present? Is this moisture stick, wet, or relatively dry? What is the size and percentage of lumps present? Is it hard? Abrasive? What is the final product specification requirement (powder, granulated, coarse, etc.)?
How Material Will Be Fed
Will the material be flood-fed from a hopper or bulk bag? Will it be conveyed, pumped, or dropped? Does it need a metering device? Not only must you consider how the material will be fed, you must take into consideration how it will be discharged, as well. You don’t want the feed process to have any negative impact on the working properties of the material at hand or your downstream process.
Sound crusher design will hold its own when it comes to how you need it to perform. Will it handle the maximum required capacity without strain or overload? The infeed material; will it handle the maximum lump size? The design and construction must be suitable for special application requirements, including everything from resistance to corrosion and sanitary requirements. Does the unit’s design offer ease of maintenance and interior access? Will the lump breaker produce the desired particle size?
Do You Need a Reliable Lump Breaker? Turn to Jersey Crusher
Reducing the size of bulk solids is an integral component to many production applications — and making sure you outfit your facility with the right model is the difference between costly downtime and an inconsistent final product to a flawless system with the utmost reliability. Jersey Crusher proudly offers top-of-the-line lump crusher machines that can integrate seamlessly into your production processes. For more information about our lump breakers, contact us today!