ANSYS Tools Enabled Metso to Design a Higher Capacity - but Not Heavier - Jaw Crusher While Reducing Design Iteration Time by 94 Percent - Case Study

Our goal in designing the new C130 jaw crusher was to deliver greater work capacity without increasing the weight of the machine. We used ANSYS SpaceClaim to create multiple design alternatives and ANSYS Mechanical to analyze these designs. The new design has a crushing capacity of 270 metric tons per hour and has the same weight as the previous model with a crushing capacity of 245 metric tons per hour. ANSYS HPC played a key role by reducing the time to solve each design alternative from 21 hours to 1 hour.