Impact crushers (also known as impactors or horizontal shaft impactors) can be used in primary, secondary, or tertiary applications. They use inertia of the blowbars fitted to the rotor to fracture the material, resulting in a high reduction ratio. Impactors are often used as a cost effective alternative to jaw and cone combination plants as they have a good level of reduction and product shaping for many applications. Powerscreen impact crushers are designed to excel as primary impactors, taking large feed material and reducing it down to a sellable product. They’re also extremely suitable for secondary applications where material is fed by a primary crusher and reduced to a finer product. Powerscreen's impactor range is ideal for shaping applications including making chips, sand, concrete manufacture, and glass recycling. The range includes both horizontal and vertical impact crushers.