Choosing a Vibrating Screener for Sifting Silica Sand and Kaolin: 5 Things You Need to Consider

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Processing aggregates such as silica sand and kaolin requires purpose-built equipment that will deliver accuracy at a low cost per ton. A vibrating screener is a key component of this. Choosing the right product requires a careful consideration of a number of factors.

Some of the most important things to think about when choosing a vibrator for sifting sand or kaolin include:

Technical Requirements

Any vibrating screener you choose must be precisely engineered to meet your separation requirements. Whether you are filtering foreign materials out of sand or classifying an aggregate by particle size, your choice of machine and screening media will determine your ability to meet important productivity benchmarks.

Avoid trial and error by using the VibraScreener™’ test lab. We offer free particle size and production capability analyses that help our engineers identify the best combination of equipment and media for any task. Contact our office for more information.


Throughput is another important consideration when choosing a vibrating sifter for separating sand and other aggregates. What benchmarks do you need to meet, and how much are you willing to invest to meet them? High-performance machines can process a higher volume of materials — but often have a higher initial cost.

Maintenance Costs

Purchase price isn’t the only expense you’ll incur when using a vibrating screener to separate aggregates. Routine maintenance requires both money and time. To save both, look for a machine with accessible components, easily replaceable media and fewer wearable parts that require replacement over time.

Overall Footprint

Vibrating sifters come in a range of shapes and sizes. While it used to be the case that larger machines were required for higher-volume applications, innovative products such as the VibraScreener™ Dynamic Screener™ offer exceptional productivity in a low-profile design. If making the most of available floor space is an important concern, contact VibraScreener™ to explore your options.

Noise and Safety

Noise and dust are common workplace hazards in aggregate processing operations. To reduce risk, look for features such as rubber suspension mounts that absorb noise and integrated hoods that minimize the amount of dust in the air.

These are just a few of the most basic things to consider when shopping for a vibrating sifter for silica sand and aggregate separation. Keep browsing the VibraScreener™ website to explore your options in detail. Alternately, use our online form to contact a representative directly. You can also talk to an expert to help you with the screening and separation process.