Russell Finex introduces a new and improved Compact Self-Loading Sieve, a complete stand-alone, fully enclosed system that conveys, screens, and discharges powders in one easy operation.
In many processing plants there is often a need to mix powders or granules during the manufacturing process. This is often a manual task that requires an operator to empty bags of materials. To avoid contamination entering the final product, a sieving process is usually introduced. The new Compact Self-Loading Sieve is ideal for this installation by providing fully automated and enclosed screening and conveying of powders or granules up to 33 ft with minimal operator involvement. This eliminates the need for additional feeders, conveyors, and discharge systems.
Incorporated into this automated system is the Compact Sieve, a high-capacity vibratory sieve ideal for safety screening powders and granules. This vibratory sieve has minimal contact parts and uses quick-release clamps that allow operators to quickly strip down the machine without the need for tools. With an all in-one system, the sieve eliminates product handling and product waste caused by powder being held up in feeders and hoppers. This prevents damage to the product and preserves the health and safety of operators. Furthermore, installation and operator costs are reduced as additional feeders, conveyors, and discharge systems are not required.
How it Works
The self-loading sieve operates by drawing powder into the screener via a vacuum, which is created by an electric pump (exhauster). The air is separated from the powder via a filter integrally mounted in the lid of the sieve. An integrated control system provides three fully adjustable pre-sets to change loading and screening requirements. The control pre-set switches off the vacuum to allow the powder to be sieved and discharged onto the next part of the process, and the cycle is ready to begin again. With powder passing through the sieve in a straight line, there are no hold ups or dead points, providing maximum separation on the screen before the product is discharged.
The Compact Self-Loading Sieve is ideal for screening a variety of powders or granules, but is particularly suited to the food, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. In the food industry, the system can be installed above a mixer to screen food ingredients such as flour, sugar, and flavorings to ensure final product quality is not compromised. Also since the sieve is a fully enclosed, the system is ideal for the pharmaceutical and chemical industries where operators must be safeguarded from potentially toxic dusts and fumes.
Russell Finex Inc., Pineville, NC 704-588-9808 www.russellfinex.com
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