Mining & Quarrying

Over the past decade, we have helped mining businesses around the world to improve and simplify their operations.

Depending on the model, our impact breakers are developed to efficiently crush oversized boulders weighing over 150 tons. Fractum’s breaking solutions are able to fragment hard material such as Bauxite, Granite, and Basalt rocks in a mere few strokes. The harder the rock, the easier it is for our breakers to do their job. This significantly improves productivity levels at opencast mines and quarries.

Our free-fall breaking technology allows for efficient, safe, and cost-effective processing of materials: our impact breakers can be taken directly to where they are needed. This eradicate the need for secondary blasting equipment. Other advantages of our mining and quarrying breakers include low wear and tear, increased user friendliness, and precise flexibility.

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Low wear and tear

The wear and tear of traditional mining and quarrying equipment tends to be high, particularly when chisel operated hammers are being used. The chisel, which penetrates hard rock materials, causes excessive vibration which is transferred back to the excavator. This makes the excavator vulnerable to damage and shortens the lifetime.

Due to the traditional chisel-based system’s technique of penetrating the material, the wear on the chisel is considerable as well. This is particularly the case when the rock contains a high amount of abrasive substance. Further, the chisel-based systems produce a high amount of fly rock that not only results in material damage but is also a serious safety risk.

Fractum’s impact breakers work with gravity, a principle that minimizes the excavator’s vibration to an absolute minimum. This dramatically extends the service life of our breakers, which do not penetrate the material, and saves you money on maintenance and repairs. Eliminating the penetration of material provides a long service life of the hammer tip as well. Due to the design of the Fractum Breaker, the amount of fly rock is minimized, which enhances safety.

Precise flexibility

Quarries usually pile up and store large boulders, to break them at a later stage using secondary blasting or traditional chisel-based equipment.

A Fractum breaker combined with a quick coupler enables a single operator to handle any stockpile of large boulders straight away. As a result of our technology, just one operator can easily switch from the breaking function to the grapple. This improves cost effectiveness and productivity.


Fractum breakers produce considerably less vibration and noise than other machines on the market. This contributes to a better and healthier working environment for the operators. Chisel operated systems and drop balls often generate fly rock and flying debris (shelling). The energy contained in this is fatal and will kill if it hits someone and damage other equipment. Fractum breakers work differently and as a result they hardly produce fly rock. Risk assessments show that our breakers have a 15m safety zone for humans and a zero-safety zone for other equipment.

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