VSI Crusher

The Uses of a VSI Crusher

A VSI crusher, or to give it its full name, a vertical shaft impact crusher, can be used for most crushing applications. The principal uses will be in quarries and gravel pits to produce products for roads and asphalt, ballast, manufactured sand for concrete and aggregates for use in the construction industry. But VSIs are also used for the recycling of building material, namely concrete and asphalt and the processing of steel slag. Increasingly in a conservation-conscious world, industries must learn to recycle used materials instead of dumping them. And this in itself can be a profitable industry if they are processed properly with the right machinery.

VSIs are commonly used to build bridges, buildings, and tunnels. Hydroelectricity power station sites also use them. VSI crushers are a crucial part of making industrial sand, which is then used to manufacture products such as abrasives, ceramics, glass, paint, sealants, and more.


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With this type of crusher, the raw material starts its journey from the feed hopper. It enters the rotor through a central entrance. At this point, the raw material moves through a spinning pump. As the name implies, the VSI crusher spins on a vertical axis. Once inside the crusher, the aggregate feed is hurled against several anvils along with other aggregate pieces. The aggregate feed may be moving at speeds of up to 60-75 meters per second at this point. Often, the material becomes crushed when it hits the interior of the VSI crusher at these high speeds.

VSI Crusher for Recycling Materials

VSI crushers can also be used as pre crushers in from of a grinding mill in the cement industry.

VSI crushers crush the stones meeting the appropriate granularity standard into sand. During the construction waste recycling process, the material is cleaned with water to remove contaminants such as wood, cloth fibres, etc.

Benefits of Using a VSI Crusher

Why choose a VSI crusher, as opposed to an impact crusher? The VSI gives you several benefits:

  • Versatile and Efficient: The VSI crushes hard and brittle materials with ease. It is the right choice for handling rock, cement clinker, grinding material, concrete aggregate, and refractory material. As a crusher for building and road-making, the VSI is highly suitable.
  • Simple to Run: The VSI is a solid piece of machinery. It is easy to put in place and keep up.
  • Energy-efficient: It gives you a large volume of output while keeping its energy consumption levels down.
  • Durable: During operation, rocks can fall into the bottom of the VSI. It forms a protective layer that increases the machine’s durability. The crusher’s main shaft uses calibrated rolling bearings for increased stability and reliability. This feature may also reduce your maintenance expenses.

Choosing the Right VSI Crusher

Magotteaux carries several models of VSI crushers. Which one is right for your company? You choose a VSI crusher based on the following factors:

  • Capacity required
  • Size of the feed material to be crushed
  • Output needed

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Along with choosing the best model, you’ll want to ensure that you are dealing with the right company to supply your VSI. Consider the following before finalizing any understanding:

  • What kind of pre-sale service does the dealer provide? Can you get the advice you can trust?
  • Can you also get after-sale service if you need it?

Magotteaux Produces Quality VSI Crushers

When you are in the market for a quality VSI crusher, count on Magotteaux. With several types available, our team can recommend the right one to fit your firm’s needs. No matter what kind of material you are working with, we will make sure you have the right solution.

Contact us straight away to start a discussion about your company and your present needs with Magotteaux.

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