angle of nip

angle of nip

[′aŋ·gəl əv ′nip]
(mechanical engineering)
The largest angle that will just grip a lump between the jaws, rolls, or mantle and ring of a crusher. Also known as angle of bite; nip.
(mining engineering)
In a rock-crushing machine, the maximum angle subtended by its approaching jaws or roll surfaces at which a specified piece of ore can be gripped.
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