Over the past decade, portable crushing plants have gained ground, offering quarry owners and mining contractors an incredible amount of versatility and cost efficiency. Being compact, self-driven, and mobile enabled, these crushers operate close to the mining site, eliminating the need of many dump trucks and long conveyor belts to transport the final product from the crushing plant. Another great thing about portable crusher plants is that they can be set up within a day, which considerably reduces residual losses.
There are many benefits of portable crushing plants over stationary plants. Some of the major ones are discussed below:
The operating cost of portable crushing plant is far less as compared to stationary plants. For starters, since these crushers eliminate the need for transportation, a tremendous amount of money is saved. Apart from crushing the material on-site, the portable crushing plant is also capable of transporting the final product by itself, or you can choose to dump it in a truck, for which it has a long frame. Moreover, these plants don’t incur high costs for setting up.
The three basic operations performed by a portable crushing plant include pre-screening, fine screening, and crushing. It has a discharge hopper that is used to crush, screen, and transfer the final product all at once. Thanks to its powerful diesel generator, the portable crushing plant is able to handle even the most difficult and challenging tasks. Adding to its versatility, the flexible configuration makes it highly preferred equipment for a wide range of applications.
The high flexibility of portable crushing plants provides mining contractors and quarry owners with a chance to enjoy great cost efficiency. Being smaller in size and more mobile as compared to stationary plants, they can be easily moved between sites. This is especially beneficial for those companies that have several quarries or mining sites in a particular area. They can invest in just one or two portable crushing plants, depending upon the magnitude of production, along with trailers and trucks, and perform crushing and screening tasks in all the sites.
Moreover, thanks to their compressed features, they have very small gestation period, after commissioning. There are also the benefits of adaptability to plant configuration and capacities when the nature of feed is changed.
As mentioned before, the material fed to the portable crushing plant goes through three different stages, each having almost similar working principles, but specific features. In most of the portable crushing plants, the jaw crusher is used as the primary crushing equipment, which is known for producing high-quality final product, multi-functionality, and high efficiency. The plant, as a whole, has a sturdy structure, capable of delivering reliable performance and high efficiency in multiple industry sectors.
These are the benefits that portable crushing plants have over stationary plants. However, there are certain areas where stationary crushing plants outperform the portable plants, including feed size, higher output in a single operation, an integrated system of several crushing and screening units, and several others. It is best that you consider the volume and needs of your mining and quarry operations before you decide to invest in a portable or stationary crushing plant.