Screeners are said to be the most often forgotten machinery in a facility.
Once installed, a well-sized vibrating sieve carefully configured for the application does not require significant maintenance. It has no rotating parts and does not require human intervention during the process.
However, we have to remember that the heart of a vibrating screen is the mesh – or the meshes, in case you have more than one deck.
The mesh is usually made of metal or nylon wire. It is designed to be elastic so that it can be tensioned on its housing ring; despite this, it maintains the elasticity necessary to transmit the vibrations to the product to be sieved.
That’s why the mesh is a delicate component: it needs particular attention both during its assembly and over time.
Breakage of the mesh cancels the sieving action – an event that can damage the process into which the product enters through the sieving phase.