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.