Use the sample data to create particle size distribution graphs.
In order to make a meaningful analysis, you need to combine distribution and capacity data. The percentage of final product multiplied by capacity gives the production capacity for each product.
Here’s an example:
2-4 mm at CSS 20 mm
Percentage of crusher production: 9%
Crusher capacity: 193 tph
Total production: 193 tph x 9% = 17 tph
Entering all the values into a spreadsheet makes it easy to get production capacities, but you then need to factor in price per tonne for each product in order to determine the best setting for overall economy.
What difference does it make? Do the maths!
In this example, running the crusher 2 mm off will reduce the profit per hour by €30. If the crusher runs 1600 hours per year, that’s a loss of €48,000.
The most effective way to ensure the right CSS is to use an automation system. This will measure the load conditions and adjust the settings accordingly. Without automation, you need to manually check and adjust on a regular basis.