What’s The Difference Between A Jaw Crusher And Cone Crusher?

Crushing equipment has the seemingly simple job of breaking up massive boulders and rocks into smaller aggregate. Something so straightforward is quite complex in practicality. Huge machines weighing thousands of kilograms, crush some of the hardest materials ever to exist, pumping out tonne after tonne of valuable stone.

The two most popular pieces of aggregate equipment in the market include cone crushers and jaw crushers. While cone crushers and jaw crushers both perform a similar job of breaking rocks, their approach and applications are quite different.

Introducing The Jaw Crusher

These burly machines act as a primary crusher for mining and processing ore. Two powerful jaws (one fixed, one moveable) are mounted in a “V” alignment. The moveable jaw reciprocates, crushing the large rocks until they are small enough to fit through the opening at the bottom of the “V.” The Grizzly King Jaw Crusher is one example of an effective aggregate solution.

Jaw Crusher Benefits

Every site has different needs and requirements, so jaw crushers can be found in different sizes and capacities. This gives you the opportunity to make the most optimal choice for your project. If you are not sure what size fits your current needs, speak to one of our aggregate experts.

Parts are easy to find, and maintenance is straightforward. Carminex carries a full stock of jaw crusher parts to keep your machines up and running. Performing simple maintenance will ensure that your jaw crushers provide long-term value.

Introducing the Cone Crusher

Cone crushers take care of secondary and tertiary crushing applications. Fine and medium-sized aggregates (used in asphalt and concrete, for example) are created by an eccentrically rotating shaft that grinds the rocks between a robust metal cone and a fixed wall. The Blackhawk 100 Cone Crusher is an example of a powerful cone crushing machine.

Cone Crusher Benefits

Large feed openings can be paired with small discharge sizes, giving cone crushers a high crushing ratio. This makes the machines incredibly efficient, reducing the need for further crushing applications. Adding in the low operational costs to run the machine and you get a powerful tool with a small footprint.

Sepro Cone Crusher

Wear-resistant, durable parts give the machine a long life-span. Parts are readily available as well, limiting any equipment downtime.

Additional Crushing Benefits

Carminex can create a portable plant for both the jaw crusher and cone crusher for contractors and sites with multiple locations. Some of our current mobile crushing plants are being built in Montreal right now for delivery to Indonesia.

As Canada’s largest supplier of mineral processing equipment, we’ve been creating and delivering custom solutions for aggregate equipment, including jaw and cone crushers, for several decades now. We’ve provided technical and operational support on many projects, ensuring that each job is met with the proper solution.
Speak to one of our aggregate experts today to find out if a jaw crusher or cone crusher is the right choice for you.

Our Current Portable Plant Projects


Do you need a portable plant? Carminex has the means to supply you with exactly what you need.

Founded in 1993 in Quebec, Canada, Carminex has grown to a global organization working on mining and quarry projects around the world. As part of our mission to provide flexible solutions, we’ve developed a wide range of portable plants that we build for our clients, no matter where they are located.  For instance, one of the most recent projects we are working on is in Indonesia.

Why Indonesia?

The mining sector has been one of the key sectors supporting Indonesia’s economic growth for a number of years. The industry makes a significant contribution to Indonesian GDP, exports, government revenues, employment, and perhaps most importantly, the economic development of the remote regions where mining operations are located. This is precisely where our portable plants are the most useful.

Data from the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board shows Canadian investment in Indonesia for the period of 2005 up to 2011 consisted of 37 projects worth US$157 million. A major sector both by the number of projects and investment value is the mining industry.

Indonesia is not like any ordinary country. Indonesia consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, although some a very large, and densely populated, others are small and uninhabited. Some mines and quarries create logistical challenges to setting up aggregate equipment making mobility a priority. Many quarry owners are looking at portable equipment as a cost-savings option when they have multiple locations, since they only need one crushing system and can move the equipment from place to place for crushing and stockpiling inventory.

What Plants Are We Building?

For a current project in Indonesia, we are building a Grizzly King Jaw Plant. These plants make mobile crushing safe and simple. Quick setup and teardown times maximize efficiency, and when mounted with a Grizzly King Jaw Crusher your mobile plant has added benefits of:


  • Fewer pinched-out rocks and a more positive bite thanks to longer than conventional jaws.
  • High production tonnage, up to 982 tph.
  • Non-choking jaws that outproduce other crushers, reducing recirculation.
  • Sturdy construction and reliable service providing years of value.

At Carminex we specialize in creating portable plants and Hewitt Robins™ equipment. Our team of experts are dedicated to finding and building the right product for each client, based on their specific requirements.

When portability is key to your aggregate or quarry project, Carminex has the solution. Our efficient portable plants can improve your productivity and bottom line. To get a quote on a mobile solution for your next project give us a call at 1.450.922.0900 or send a message to our aggregate experts.

HR Incline Vibrating Screens Can Be Customized To Your Needs

Carminex supplies the most comprehensive solutions for your quarry or aggregate needs. To achieve this, we carry a variety of parts, equipment, and portable plants that fulfill the demands of the current mining environment. Our HR incline vibrating screen is one example of an exceptional machine making positive impacts in quarries around the world on a daily basis. Its customizable features and heavy-duty construction provide optimal performance day in and day out.

Here is why it is one of our most popular pieces of equipment:

Industry Proven

Hundreds of installed units have provided reliability for decades. With worldwide distribution, we know that our screens perform optimally in a variety of environments.


These vibrating screens are durable. Heavy-duty construction provides longevity and long-term value. Its rugged screen construction handles heavy loads with ease. To handle the toughest, most abrasive materials, scalping units are recommended.

Deck Options

Single, double, and triple deck versions are available for coarse or fine sizing. Deck designs with a single crown, double crown or flat (punch plate, modular rubber or urethane) profile are options allowing for ultimate customization and efficiency. Your vibrating screen is built to fit your specific project goals.

Sepro Screens


Available in standard sizes from 3’ X 6’ (1m X 2m) to 8’ X 24’ (2.4m x 7m) in single, double or triple deck options. Longer screening decks increase aggregate travel time, maximizing screening efficiency. However, shorter decks can provide easier mobility and fit smaller operations better. Having clear goals and project scope will allow our experts to match you with the best-sized screen. Our full sizing chart is as follows:

Screen Sizing Chart


The best equipment requires the best parts. HR incline vibrating screens are fully compatible with Hewitt Robins™ parts. The team at Carminex are Hewitt Robins™ experts as we have worked with these machines for decades. We can help you with any questions you have and provide the information you need to keep your vibrating screens up and running.

Want a customized solution for your next project? Give us a call at +1.450.922.0900 and speak with an aggregate expert. We can help you decide on the size, screen type, and deck options for your vibrating screen that will make positive impacts on your next digs. 

The Hewitt Robins™ Parts And Aggregate Equipment We Carry

An efficient aggregate site starts with top-notch equipment. At Carminex we’ve designed, tested and sold Hewitt Robins™ equipment for over 25 years, so whether you’re looking for new equipment or replacement parts we have exactly what you need.

As part of our commitment to providing effective solutions for your aggregate projects, we made it our priority to be able to deliver Hewitt Robins™ parts fast. Do you manage a mining site in North America? Do you need top quality equipment, delivered on time and on budget? From crushers to feeders, we have what you need to keep your equipment running.

Here are some of the products we offer that will help you achieve your goals on your next dig.

Grizzly King Jaw Crusher

  • Engineered for maximum strength and rigidity to furnish many years of service.
  • Larger jaws, greater crushing chamber, and a more positive bite produce more material per stroke.
  • With the longer, non-choking jaws, the crushers outproduce other primary crushers, reducing recirculation and taking the load off other equipment.
  • Produces high production tonnages and high reduction ratios while maintaining the same discharge opening size.

Screens and Scalping Equipment

We carry a variety of screens and scalping equipment to fit a diverse range of applications. If you’re confused about which one is right for your next project, be sure to read up on how to pick the right screen.

  • HR vibrating grizzly feeder
  • HR incline vibrating screen
  • HR heavy duty scalping screen
  • HB horizontal/dewatering screen
  • Rod deck screen

FinesPro Sand Plants

Two models are available depending on your needs, FinesPro60 and FinesPro100. These machines:

  • Removes silts, slimes and clays from sand to produce a saleable product.
  • Can be configured to perform simple washing of primary products.
  • Can be configured to recover fine minerals down to 50 microns.

Blackhawk 100 Cone Crusher

Most cone crushers are built for use on large projects, and the few cone crushers that are available for smaller projects aren’t high power. The Blackhawk Cone Crusher is a high power piece of equipment designed specifically for small to medium sized projects. It has been developed to have:

  • High quality and durable components.
  • A Compact design.
  • A High horsepower motor (90 kW).
  • Simplified operation and maintenance.

The Blackhawk 100 cone crusher does not require v-belts or sheaves either.

Tyre Drive Scrubber

Rugged and simple. Our Tyre Drive Scrubber operates in many applications on feeds with high clay contents, Sepro Scrubbers are well proven as the optimum choice for difficult ore and stone washing duties. Its features include:

  • No critical components such as ring gears, chain drive, steel wheels or trunnion bearings.
  • Standard, off-the-shelf major components to minimize any downtime.
  • Commercial heavy truck tyres that can easily be sourced locally.
  • Rubber shell liners and lifters for easy replacements and long lifespan.
  • Design allows for quick and efficient maintenance.

Grinding Mills

Sepro Tyre Drive Grinding Mills are a reliable solution for small and medium capacity grinding applications and are suitable for Ball, Rod and Pebble charges. Mills come complete with a variable frequency drive package which allows you to fine-tune the operation of the mill based on the charge and application. Key features for our grinding mills include:

  • Low installation costs with no heavy foundation requirements.
  • Units are all pre-assembled and shop tested.
  • Rubber shell liners and lifters for long life and ease of replacement.
  • Shell supported design allows for quick and efficient maintenance.
  • Various configurations available (overflow or grate discharge).

As Hewitt Robins™ and Sepro specialists, we have designed, tested, and sold these products for over 25 years. We are the experts capable of providing you with innovative quarrying solutions that make big impacts on quarrying and aggregate projects.

Even if a product is not listed above, we may have a solution readily available to you. Let us know your specifications and we’ll help provide everything from spare parts to new equipment for your project. We offer custom solutions to your aggregate mining needs, so be sure to call one of our experts at +1.450.922.0900 today.

What Portable Cone Crushing Plants Can Offer You

When portability is key to your quarrying and aggregate project, Carminex has the solution. Our custom-built, portable crushing plants are efficient machines made to improve your productivity and bottom line.

At Carminex, our engineering department employs a team that continuously build on and improve products that help our clients maximize their efficiency on site. With a portable crushing plant, you’ll see value being generated by means of reduced operating costs, and versatility across operations.

Using a portable cone crushing plant means that you’ll also be able to mount our products on a truck frame and generate sand, stone and gravel products at the site. Not only does this save on transportation costs, but screening options on our portable crushing plants can also save on processing costs as well.

Portable Crushing Plant Features

Not only do portable crushing plants take less space, but they also provide improved production capacity and can reduce the impact on the environment compared to other, similar options. Our portable crushing plants are built upon a few key features.


Safety is of paramount importance when working on any mineral project and is, therefore, the cornerstone of all of our portable crushing plants. With over 26 years of experience creating quarrying and aggregate equipment, you can count on all Carminex products to meet your safety specifications.


We build our plants to be easily configured and disassembled on site, maximizing the efficiency of your next project. With a straightforward setup, your plant will be up and running in no time! When it’s time to move, packing up the plant is a quick and simple process, saving on time and resources.


The less downtime you have for maintenance, the more aggregate you can produce. Our portable plants are built tough enough to withstand the strains of transporting your aggregate equipment across difficult terrain. Durability is of particular importance for our portable crushing plants, which are designed to run through the toughest conditions and applications, day in and day out.


Our portable cone crushing plants are designed to adapt to a variety of configurations. This includes various discharge options like:

  • Simple rear discharge
  • IOC (feed and discharge conveyor)
  • Front discharge
  • Swing conveyor discharge.

The design of our portable crushing plants revolves around creating products that are safe, easy to maintain and configure for over-the-road towing with minimum disassembly.

We also have extensive experience mounting different types of cone crushers including Sepro Blackhawks, Metso™, Sandvik™ and Telsmith™ varieties.

If you’re interested in improving your bottom line, speak to an expert about our portable cone crushing plants. Give us a call at 1.450.922.0900 or send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

What To Do When You Need Hewitt Robins™ Parts Fast

Hewitt Robins Parts

In the aggregates industry, equipment gets put through a lot. Working with hard, coarse materials can take a toll on machinery. Even the toughest of machines can end up needing some maintenance. Our decades of experience in designing, testing and selling aggregate equipment has shown us the importance of having readily available spare parts.

At Carminex, we have a wide range of replacement parts for all of your quarrying needs. From toggle plates to Hewitt Robins™ crusher tension rods, and a full inventory of spare parts for all Sepro equipment.

All of our Hewitt Robins™ parts can be delivered across the world, however, we also work with many local companies, here in Quebec, who are looking for somewhere to pick-up spare parts, immediately.

If you are a local company, looking to collect Hewitt Robins™ parts today simply call us on +1.450.922.0900 and one of our friendly team can confirm availability and set parts aside for collection. We are open from 8am to 5pm.

Customers further afield can contact us by sending us a message here. We generally respond to messages within 24 hours on a working day.

You can browse a selection of the parts we carry below, but for our full inventory, we recommend getting in touch.

Hewitt Robins™ Jaw Crusher Parts

  • Spring Washer Assembly
  • Tension Springs
  • Cheek Plates
  • Toggle Seat
  • Toggle Plate
  • Toggle Block
  • Tension Rods
  • Toggle Block Adjusting Bolt Assembly

Hewitt Robins™ Screen & Feeder Parts

  • Tension Rails – Skirtboards
  • Bearing Closure
  • Tension Springs
  • Grizzly Bars
  • Bucker-Up Strip
  • Double Spherical Roller Bearing
  • Bearing Housing
  • Tension Bolts, Wedges, Washers
  • Sheaves
  • Shaker Screen Spherical Roller Bearing

Aftermarket Parts

  • Belt Security Systems
  • Toggle Plate
  • Screen Cloth
  • Carbak
  • Guards
  • Idlers
  • Pulleys
  • Belt Scrapers

If you have any questions about the Hewitt Robins™ parts we carry or are unsure of what part you need, we invite you to get in touch today and one of our experts will be more than happy to assist you.

Hewitt Robins™ is a registered trademark of Metso Minerals and Tata Group.

How Carminex’s Equipment Went Global


Since 1993, Carminex Systems has been producing screens and feeders from a suburb of Montreal in Quebec. Aggregate producers across the province have become familiar with our name, faces, equipment and parts. Carminex has grown into one of Quebec’s biggest quarrying and aggregate equipment providers. Our quality products also made their way outside of Quebec and onto the radar of Sepro Mineral Systems.

Sepro Mineral Systems Corp. produces mineral processing equipment and plants for mining and aggregates companies across the world. They recognized the quality of Carminex products and the aggregate expertise of the Carminex team.

Earlier this year, Sepro saw an opportunity to combine resources with Carminex and decided to acquire the company. Since then, our aggregate equipment has made its way to even more locations across the world. As a division of Sepro, we have been able to join forces and support even more people with spare part supplies and equipment requests. Here’s what Carminex’s Chief Draftsman had to say about the acquisition,

“We at Carminex Systems are very excited to be working with a world class organization such as Sepro Mineral Systems Corp. and will continue to provide premiere quality products and innovative solutions to all our mining and aggregate customers worldwide.”

Each week Sepro engineers new plants for their clients, combining Sepro and Carminex aggregate equipment to create a high quality, mobile solution to be used somewhere in the world. Carminex specializes in grizzly screens and portable feeders, which go hand-in-hand with many Sepro products, including their cone crushers.

Find out about some of the portable plants we’ve recently developed.

Just because Carminex now has customers worldwide, it doesn’t mean we are any less committed to dealing with urgent parts requests from businesses local to our base in Lachine, Quebec. Call and speak to one of our team in English or French between 8am and 5pm (EDT) on +1.450.922.0900.

Alternatively, if you are interested in finding out about how we can work with you on a portable plant, send us a message and one of our friendly Carminex or Sepro team will get back to you very soon.

Speak to our equipment and parts team.     1.450.922.0900