In the simplest terms, crushing equipment is used to reduce the size of material into much smaller pieces. These are heavy pieces of machinery, usually part of a material handling system or plant. A rock crusher uses significant force to impact materials to the point of breaking or separating.
Most crushing equipment is designed with heavy plates or jaws used to apply pressure to whatever material have been fed into the chamber. Crushers can be smaller and portable, but are usually built into a full circuit material handling system. You’ll find equipment like conveyors, crushers, and screening machines at most rock quarry or mineral processing operations. These systems tend to work together to break raw material into marketable products.