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It's a fact. The right screens make all the difference in your aggregate processing operation, increasing your production efficiency—and ultimately, your profit. The bottom line is, you need screens. However, choosing the right ones can be complicated, especially if you're new to the rock, sand, gravel, or mineral processing industry.

Fortunately, here at Kemper Equipment, we've got decades of aggregate screening experience ready to help you set up an efficient circuit that will enhance your operation's overall performance.

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At Kemper Equipment, we offer heavy-duty screens that will sort your rock or mineral products effectively. We are experts at designing new custom screening plants and retrofits into existing operations.

Are you stuck on the question of what aggregate screen machines work best for your application? Interestingly, there are only two main types of screen equipment: incline and horizontal configurations. Industry veterans will tell you that incline screeners are almost always the more efficient choice.

However, you must have a solid understanding of your operating parameters and overall production goals to make the call on which screens will work best. Additionally, several options related to how your screens will actually run also exist, and you'll need to choose between those. You'll also need to evaluate your feed tonnage requirements, screening area, and efficiency expectations to guide your choice.

Mobile screening equipment is gaining popularity in aggregate production because it moves easily between job sites and is an economical choice for producers. This type of screen equipment is an excellent option for smaller production jobs or for those projects that require equipment with a bit more flexibility.

Why choose screens on your own when you can put our aggregate production experience to work for you? Our Kemper screening experts know the type of screeners that will work best based on your requirements, and more importantly, your budget.

Types of Screening Equipment

There are screening applications in many aggregate industries, and the first step to implementing suitable screening systems for your production needs is choosing the right equipment. At the end of the day, screening is an art and a science. The art comes into play with the synchronizing of screen setups within a near-limitless number of applications. The science is stratification—the separation of large and small particles.

Deciding which type of screening equipment will work best comes down to understanding whether you need incline or horizontal screens. You'll also need to understand the main ways that screens move to achieve proper material stratification: vibrating movement in linear, elliptical, or circular patterns. There are also hi-frequency screens.

Incline Screens

Incline Screens

No matter where you want to place them in your circuit, it's true that incline screens are typically the best bet. Inclines are best because they harness the power of gravity to reduce power consumption. As a result, the incline configuration has better capacity abilities when operating at similar speeds versus horizontal screens.

Inclined screen machines can vibrate in linear or elliptical patterns or in a circular motion. The latter tends to be preferred in continuous feed setups that screen large material, and incline screens can handle a high capacity of aggregate materials.

Horizontal Screens

Horizontal Screens

If you're limited at your quarry or mine site by vertical clearance challenges that prevent the screen incline from being constructed at the proper angle—often about 20 degrees on the top deck—you will need a horizontal screen. Horizontal screens are commonly used in portable plants, or if you're feeding on a dredge in water-intensive operations.

Horizontal screens will typically vibrate with either linear motion or an elliptical motion. Both movement patterns are effective, but the linear—or straight-line—motion produces high G-forces to help dislodge material and propel it across the screen.

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Kemper Industries is no stranger to the need for heavy-duty screens in production plants. You can use screening media in your production systems to sift and sort your products efficiently and accurately, which is an integral part of processing the materials. We have solutions for all your screening needs, whether you need to sort sand, gravel, recycled asphalt, or any other aggregate material.

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Need Replacement Parts or Service for Your Existing Screening Equipment?

Do you need parts for your aggregate screening equipment? We stock screening components for a wide variety of systems and offer top-notch service from our in-house service techs. Learn more at QuarryParts.com or contact us for details!

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Other Considerations to Optimize Your Screening Operations

Besides considering whether you will use an incline or horizontal screen and their motion principle to provide your desired output, setting up a screening operation will require you to look at a few more decision points.

Dust Suppression

Screening is one of the most significant dust producers in most operations. Your screening equipment will need to incorporate screen-dust covers that physically block dust from escaping the machinery. You may also want to consider wet-dust suppression techniques depending on the material you're working with, especially if you're subject to OSHA's updated silica standard.

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Feeders for Screens

You will need to understand whether your operation's production goals require the use of continuous or intermittent feeding tactics. It's a fact that the material to be screened can be fed from an intermittent-feed loading device like a wheel loader or a continuous-feed machine like a hopper or a conveyor. We can help you decide the most efficient method and design screening equipment to match your needs.

Selecting the Right Screen Media

Did you know that the primary maintenance concern with screening equipment is regularly replacing screen media? Your screening media type will typically be dictated by your screen equipment manufacturer's recommendations and by the kind of material you're producing.

Depending on the types of panels you're using for screening—wire cloth, urethane, or rubber—your time to replacement will vary. Screening media will last longer if it is used for sorting compatible types of aggregate material. Additionally, proper screen media support and tensioning will help maximize your screen media's life expectancy.

The best way to find the right aggregate screeners—as well as screen parts—for your operation is to work with a knowledgeable material handling solutions partner like Kemper Equipment.

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Put our knowledge and experience to work for you and contact Kemper Equipment today for all your aggregate screening equipment needs.