Since being first introduced in 1906 by Universal Engineering Corp., the jaw crusher design has remained pretty much the same over the last century – until now. McLanahan Corp. spent two years collaborating with customers to fully understand their needs when it comes to primary crushing. Since the concept for the Freedom Series Jaw Crusher design was first introduced at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, the company has spent significant time doing shop testing with a variety of materials to ensure it is field ready.
The Freedom Series Jaw Crusher is able to meet today’s challenges and help producers do even more at the primary crushing stage. McLanahan has engineered its new jaw crusher line to give producers a higher performance primary crushing solution than has ever been available before. The result is a safer, simpler and smarter jaw crusher.
Some of the key features of the new crusher include:
- Safety lock pins and hydraulic assist for wear parts change-out makes maintenance safer.
- McLanahan engineers designed a simpler way to adjust close-side settings and provide tramp iron relief. Hydraulic rams are isolated from crushing action, allowing longer life and full automation, while virtually eliminating toggle migration.
- The attack angle and crushing stroke pattern are engineered smarter to increase capacity up to 15 percent while minimizing wear on the jaw dies.
McLanahan Corp., www.mclanahan.com