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Rock Breaker Facts

The mining and construction industry sectors depend heavily on using crushed ores or rocks for specific construction and mining applications. There is a specific machine, known as rock breaker, which is being commonly used for crushing tasks. This heavy-duty machine is specifically designed for tough crushing projects.

The rock breaker is generally used in the mining industry where big and heavy rocks need to be crushed for further use. This machine can be either mobile or stationary, but usually it's used as a mobile unit which can be easily transported form one place to another.

The most popular rock breaker machines in the world are manufactured by many high quality world known brands, such as Stelco, BTI, Atlas Copco and Sandvik. It is of great importance to be mentioned that in 2008, many CSIRO scientists implemented remote-operation functionality for a Transmin rockbreaker. This fascinating machinery was located at Rio Tinto's West Angelas iron ore mine from Perth, over 1000 km away.

Despite the wide range of rock breakers available on the market, they are all made from similar parts. Atypical rock breaker is consisted of: back head, tie rod, valve, cylinder, tool, piston and accumulator. Additionally, every rock breaker comes with completely enclosed housing for maximum protection. Here are few facts about the rock breaker:

  • The BCB rock breaker was designed for the purpose of breaking walls in a non-lethal, quick way.
  • The rock breaker uses pressurized air canisters for efficient breaking process.
  • With fewer moving parts, the rock breaker requires simple and little maintenance. This cuts the operating costs.
  • Most rock breaker models that can be found on the market are designed with quality and durable materials. Because of that, the body of the rock breaker is lightweight and provides powerful performance.
  • Because only high quality materials are being used, the rock breaker is capable to work many hours effectively.
  • When compared with other crushing or screening devices, the advantages of less downtime and less parts contribute to lower operation costs per year. These costs are the lowest in the industry.
  • The rock breaker can be used as a tool that can be mounted on excavators. When mounted on excavators, the rock breaker is used for specific digging tasks that require more power and precision.
  • The rock breaker can withstand heat up to 920 degrees Celsius for 90 minutes.
  • It is powered by a oil system that provides greater efficiency and hydraulic pressure.
  • The main working tool of the rock breaker, the hammer, is 180 millimeters in diameter.
  • The rock breaker can pulverize a 38 centimeters concrete piece in about six to seven seconds.

All the credit goes to Machines4u for letting me do a research on their rock breaker models and write this article.


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