Smarter screen media for optimal productivity

Screen cleaning is a vital production process and has been identified as a key area of routine maintenance and monitoring for processing plants to achieve optimal productivity and long-term viability.

Vibrating mesh screens can be exposed to frequent build-up or blinding, or moisture accumulation within the mesh, which means the product gets stuck and fails to progress to the next step in the production process.

Neglect and failures by site operational personnel in keeping screen meshes clean can slowly but surely become a recipe for disaster. It’s not a matter of whether blinding will take place, but when, with the potential to halt the screening process and disrupt the site’s productivity. Screen mesh blinding problems are very common. Blinding occurs when fine particles find themselves settling and becoming trapped inside the screen mesh holes, restricting other fine particles from passing through.

“Failure to identify these screening inefficiencies can result in significant costs due to repeat screen cleaning of the bulk material, slowing the whole production process,” Kinder Australia CEO Neil Kinder said.

“When it comes to blinding prevention, staying abreast of the problem of fines material blockage within screen mesh holes is key to keeping bulk materials flowing.”

Kinder Australia’s conveyor componentry range also includes screen media targeting the aggregate and mining industries. Its K-Deblinding Rods act as the “secret weapon” for keeping bulk materials flowing during the screening process. Featuring elastic polyurethane rods that are fixed to the screen, this type of screen media takes advantage of the machine’s vibration to move and bounce on the surface of the mesh, avoiding particles wedging and blinding screens. To avoid tangling of separated K-Deblinding Rods, they are joined using separators, according to the number of mobile rods.

Source: Kinder Australia

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