MILLBURN, NJ A new Low-Profile, Sanitary Screener from Kason Corporation employs two unbalanced-weight gyratory motors mounted on opposing exterior sidewalls of the unit, instead of one motor positioned beneath the screening chamber, reducing minimum height requirements significantly. Mounted on suspension brackets, the design also allows vertical alignment of the top inlet and bottom outlet, allowing on-size material to descend through the screen in a straight-through path at high rates into mobile vessels on the plant floor. Oversize material is ejected through a spout at the periphery of the screen.
Called a Vibroscreen® FLO-THRUTM model K24-1FT-SS, the 24 in. (610 mm) diameter screener is constructed of stainless steel finished to 3-A, FDA, BISSC, and other sanitary standards.
Loosening the quick disconnect clamp ring assembly that connects the top and bottom frame sections allows the screen to be readily changed, or the screener to be disassembled rapidly for thorough wash down.
The unit is designed with an optional suspension-mount feature, and is equipped with a Ball Screen anti-blinding
device consisting of elastomeric balls held captive between the upper operating screen and a coarse, lower ball screen. The vibratory action of the screener causes the balls to bounce against the underside of the operating screen and dislodge near-size material lodged in screen apertures.
Other FLO-THRU Low-Profile Screeners currently available range in diameter from 18 to 84 in. (460 to 2135 mm). The company also manufactures numerous styles of circular vibratory screeners and centrifugal screeners for separating virtually any solid from any solid or slurry, as well as circular fluid bed dryers, coolers, and moisturizers.