Edinburgh, United Kingdom – Crushing is a common step in mineral processing and an optimized design and crusher operation is key to maximizing productivity. This video shows the analysis of the jaw crushing process for different materials (iron ore, limestone and granulite) using EDEM simulation software.
EDEM’s Breakage Model (based on Tavares, UFRJ) allows accurate modelling of the real process by simulating a continuous feed-rate and the complex motion of the swing jaw. The crushing process for different materials can be optimized and the need for sieve analysis minimized, by obtaining particle size data from EDEM. Equipment design can also be optimized by analyzing the forces and the wear on the crushing plates.