Portable impact crushers

Portable impact crushers

Transportable wheel-mounted impact crushing plants

Portable impact crushers, or portable impact crushing plants as they are also known, are transportable crushing machines used to reduce the size of rocks and other materials in aggregates production, recycling applications, and in mining operations.

Capacity and reliability

Designed and engineered with more than a century of crushing experience. Premium components and persistent quality testing.

Energy and environment

Easy to transport. Electric drive. Advanced dust and noise reduction.


Process starts and stops by pressing one button. Proper stairs and platforms. Finger protection and safety wires.

Easy to use and maintain

Real-time diagnostics and process optimization. Simple to maintain. Comprehensive service network to support.

Portable impact crushers for different applications

Portable impact crushers, or portable impact crushing plants as thay are also called, are wheel-mounted crushing machines that are used on all stages of the crushing process, depending on the technology.

Most commonly portable impact crushers produce aggregates, limestone, process recycled materials such as asphalt, concrete and bricks, as well as make road base and manufactured sand. However, they can also be utilized in mining operations.   

Portable impact crushers can be divided into two different technologies, portable horizontal shaft impact (HSI) crushers and portable vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers. Even though both types utilize impact crushing technology, portable HSI crushers and portable VSI crushers have notably different optimal applications and benefits.

Portable HSI crushers

Metso’s portable HSI crushers are known as Metso NW Rapid™ HSI crushers. They are equipped with Nordberg® NP HSI crushing units.

Thanks to high capacity, portable HSI crushers are most often utilized in primary, secondary and tertiary crushing applications.  

Portable VSI crushers

Metso’s portable VSI crushers are called Metso NW Rapid™ VSI crushers. They are typically used in the last stage of a multistage crushing process or as a stand-alone unit shaping pre-crushed material.

Portable VSI crushers are known for their ability to produce precisely shaped cubical end products, which is why they are widely used in applications requiring high quality, such as producing manufactured sand.

Portable VSI crushers are built around Barmac® crushing units and have an integrated screen in the same frame.

Global expertise, local support

All portable impact crushers are supported by Metso’s global network of service professionals and optimization experts. A wide range of high-quality spare parts and wear parts can be delivered promptly and tailored for any specific process need. 

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