Industrial Screener Problems: How to Spot and Fix Them

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Properly caring for and maintaining industrial screens is critical to keeping your material processing line running smoothly. Whether you’re working with aggregates, chemicals, food processing or countless other types of media, particles and materials, industrial screener problems bring productivity to a halt.

A ripped, clogged, damaged or defective industrial screener can result in diminished product quality, additional labor requirements and material waste. By knowing what to check for industrial screener defects, you can spot small issues before they cause more significant problems and keep your business moving in the right direction.

Common Industrial Screener Defects 

Industrial screener problems typically occur when equipment isn’t properly specified, installed and maintained. When you’re having trouble with screens, you may experience poor material handling and off-spec grading results as well as a shorter lifespan for equipment. The most common issues with screeners include:

  • A tear or hole in the mesh or cloth allowing oversized particles to move freely through the system.
  • Screen blinding resulting from an increasing build-up of particles over time causing blocked and overloaded screeners.
  • Material bypass problems occurring because the mesh screen has detached from the frame, or the wire is stretched and penetrated, creating too wide of an opening.

Industrial Screener Troubleshooting

The best way to avoid industrial screener problems is to look out for red flag indicators and regularly inspecting your machines. Check seals and gaskets as well as sliders and balls to ensure they have not been compromised. Also, be on the lookout for holes and tears. Additional solutions to common screener problems include:

  • Selecting a screen with smaller or wider openings
  • Replacing older screens or using backup screens for extra support
  • Using a pre-tensioned screen or an anti-blinding device
  • Slowing down your feed rate and regularly cleaning screens

For more information on what to check for industrial screener defects, contact the experts at VibraScreeners. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and provide a solution to help you avoid negative industrial screener defect consequences. If you wish to speak with one of our experience engineers, talk to an expert.