Construction work relies on many different tools and pieces of heavy-duty equipment, and screening equipment is one of them. If you need to learn more about screening equipment, it is designed to sort raw material from quarry sites, mines, recycling plants, and more. Once the material is sorted it can be further processed, or converted into a sellable product.
In the case of construction, this may be a way to sort waste from usable material onsite or to make the transportation of material easier. Preparing rocks for paving is another common use of screening machines in construction.
If you’re looking to invest in screening equipment for your company or job, consider these top five benefits.
- Separates one material from another
Not only is the ability to separate materials beneficial for the production process, it can be good for organizing the usable and the useless. Production will go more smoothly if all the undesirable bits—the pieces that can’t be used toward the end product—are sorted out.
- Sorts raw material from a crusher or quarry into finer grades
Sorting raw material according to the grade (big from small/small from big) is a huge benefit for places like quarries, construction sites, or other raw material handling plants. As large chunks of material are ground down by the crushers, it’s very helpful to have the differently sized pieces sorted from one another. Once sorted, some of the material can be put to use, such as gravel, and the rest can be stored for later use.
- Can be used alone or as part of a full circuit system (alongside a crusher)
Whether you need to install screening equipment alongside a crusher as part of a full circuit system, or you just want to use the equipment as a standalone piece, it can accommodate either set up with ease.
- Two major types to choose from
Depending on your needs, screens come in horizontal or inclined designs. Horizontal screens operate at 0 degrees and provide greater accuracy when sizing as material stays on the screen longer and at a slower rate. They are often used as finishing screens or in portable plants. Inclined screens operate at angles from 10-35 degrees which means gravity helps move the material down the screen. Typically inclined screens cost less and are used in stationary plants for most any stage in processing.
- Versatility of design and function allows screening equipment to be used across multiple industries
The list of industries that depend on or benefit from the user of screening equipment is big, which means they’re often designed to be used in a variety of industries to suit the needs of any given company. Here are a few of the industries that rely on screening equipment:
- Aggregate and mineral processing
- Farming and agriculture
As you think over the above, consider your need for a screening machine and answer these three questions to better understand how your project might benefit:
- Where is our job site located?
- Are we going to process raw material or have to sort through rubble of any kind?
- Do we want to incorporate a crusher or use the screening machine alone?
Screening equipment could be the answer to your onsite problems. Consider the needs of your project, and if any of these five benefits might improve your workflow. The versatile nature of screening machines makes them ideal for a range of industries. Chances are, there’s a design or size for your construction needs; and if you can’t find it, a systems specialist like Kemper Equipment can help find the configuration that gets the job done.