What is a Vibrating Screener?
A vibrating screener is a machine that is designed to separate, sort, or screen materials. These machines work utilizing a motor that vibrates a screen. This screen consists of holes of a specific size to only allow desired material to fall through.
What Applications Could I Use a Vibratory Screener For?
These screeners are very useful for any industry that handles dry materials such as dirt, sand, glass, metal, or food products. This is useful to prevent unwanted material to sift out in this process. Other applications of this machine include liquids or solids in the cement industry. Vibratory screeners can be used with finished products to remove excess liquid. Depending on the functionality you desire, different types of screeners can fit your needs.
What Varieties of Screeners Are Available?
When it comes to vibratory screeners, the type of screener and the size will differ depending on the use.
The inclined screen is one of the most basic varieties of screeners available. The design here consists of a frame that is set at a designated angle between 15° and 30° which allows for gravity to assist with the sorting process. Inclined screeners also generally include many decks which allow for different levels of screening. This is a very simple type of screener and has a lower maintenance cost.
A horizontal screening system consists of a frame that is fixed at a 0° to 5° slope and utilizes many decks to assist with the screening process. This type of screening is made possible by a unique motor that can provide impressive power output with only a few drawbacks. This setup allows for many types of vibration, which provide efficient sorting. The main concern with this system is that maintenance is much more time-consuming and challenging.
A multi-slope screener, which is also called a banana screener, consists of many slopes throughout the machine. From one end of the screener, it is at a 0° slope, and the other end can go as high as 45°. This design allows for very high throughput and efficiency. This efficiency is due to the slope, which allows for material to be added at the highest part of the slope, where the fine material easily falls through, and the larger material moves along quickly. As the material continues about halfway through any residual fine material will be sifted out, and finally, as the slope flattens out the remaining unwanted material is removed.
This is another type of screener, which allows for a large amount of material to be put through at a time. This consists of a drum-style screener that vibrates and rotates. Rotary screeners are also generally built at an incline to ease screening. This type of screener is also known as a trommel screener. These screeners are especially useful with waste processing for municipalities and industrial waste. Additionally, these screeners are helpful with mineral grading and separation. Depending on the requirements of your industry, a vibratory screener could be a beneficial addition to your lineup.
Want to Learn More About Vibratory Screeners?
If you still have questions about how screeners work or would like to learn about vibratory feeders, our associates at Tuffman would be more than happy to assist you in finding the right fit for your job.