Analysis of the single toggle jaw crusher kinematics
Oduori, Moses F
Mutuli, Stephen M
Munyasi, David M
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Purpose – This paper aims to obtain equations that can be used to describe the motion of any given point in the swing jaw of a single toggle jaw crusher. Design/methodology/approach – The swing jaw drive mechanism of a single toggle jaw crusher is modelled as a planar crank and rocker mechanism with the swing jaw as the coupler link. Starting with the vector loop closure equation for the mechanism, equations of the position, velocity and acceleration of any given point in the swing jaw are obtained. Findings – Application of the kinematical equations that were obtained is demonstrated using the dimensional data of a practical single toggle jaw crusher. Thus, a description of the kinematics of any given point in the swing jaw of a single toggle jaw crusher is realized. Originality/value – The model of the single toggle jaw crusher mechanism as a planar crank and rocker mechanism is a realistic one. The equations obtained in this paper should be useful in further studies on the mechanics and design of the single toggle jaw crusher.