A wide range of industries — including mining, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agriculture and recycling — rely on the accurate separation or sifting of solids from solids and solids from liquids, and a large portion of these tasks are accomplished through the use of circular screeners. In addition, many of these screeners are also vibratory separators that operate in conjunction with pre-selected filter and mesh sizes in combination with vibratory energy. This setup allows them to sift the required solids, powders and liquids into their respective parts.
Typical Circular Screener Uses
From sifting and classifying in solid separation processes to dewatering and scalping in liquid and slurry separations, vibrating circular screeners are a workhorse in food and beverage, chemical, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, ceramic and paper production processes. To gain further insight into how much we depend on circular vibratory separators, let’s take a closer look at some of their typical uses by industry:
Food and beverage: In the food and beverage industry, there’s hardly a product on the market that hasn’t gone through some form of separation or classification process. Rice, coffee beans and wheat need to be separated from their chaff. Vegetables such as corn and peas need to be separated from their respective forms of husks and pods. Instant coffee, ground coffee, tea, sugar, flour and dried potato flakes are all processed using vibratory screening. In addition, numerous separation processes apply to the production of a whole host of dried pet foods.
Chemicals and petrochemicals: Circular screeners help in the refinement of biofuels, various salts, rubber, plastic beads and other polymers. In the coating industry alone, vibratory separators serve an integral part in preparing and classifying various pigments for use in paints, enamels and emulsions.
Metals and minerals: Powdered metals, including magnesium, aluminum, iron, copper and more — often used in dry coating processes — are prepared using vibrating screen separators. In addition, screeners are used to separate out impurities from silica, slurries and select ores.
Paper and pulp: Screeners are used in everything from recovering white water from pulp processing to classifying certain coatings and starches used in paper manufacturing.
Waste handling: Various forms of waste from canneries, distilleries, packing plants and fertilizer production are separated out by means of circular screeners.
Hygienically Designed Vibrating Screen Separators
For sanitary applications, such as in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical, dairy and food powders — from talcum powder to powdered milk — the need for a high-quality vibratory screener like the Dynamic Screener™ from VibraScreener™ is essential. That’s why we designed our screener to not only operate efficiently but also dismantle easily in order for its parts to be thoroughly cleaned.
Industrial Vibratory Round Separators
When industrial-strength vibratory separation is needed, the Ranger Separator™ answers the call. Equipped with four rubber mounts to give it incredibly stable vibration performance, this popular VibraScreener™ model is prized in processes from ceramic materials preparation to metallurgy production.