This patented hydraulically-operated opening and closing system for screen boxes is a fast, safe way to change out screen media, and can reduce change out time on three decks from 8-12 hours to 3-5 hours or less. With the push of a button, clamp rails on all or selected decks will hydraulically open. Once replacement media is in place, clamp rails automatically close simultaneously, while applying and maintaining just the right amount of tension evenly on all decks. This impacts operation in four ways: increases production time as clamp rails open and close instantly – no more back-breaking, blind-sided dual cranking on bolts from both sides, greatly reducing maintenance time; improves safety by replacing the injury-prone and dangerous method of changing tensioned screen media with a hydraulic process; reduces premature breakage and out-of-spec product with proper, even tensioned screens; achieves greater product flexibility with the simplicity of changing screen media so quickly.
Smico Manufacturing, Valley Brook, OK 405-946-1461 www.smico.com
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