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Advantages of Vibrating Screen

Dec. 08, 2021

Vibrating screens are one of the main types of industrial screening equipment. There are a variety of mechanical screening solutions available for the solid waste management, recycling, and aggregates industries; however, vibrating screens offer many unique advantages that make them the preferred choice for a variety of industrial applications.


Read on to learn more about how vibrating screens work and the advantages they offer over other common types of screening equipment.


What is a vibrating screen?

As the name suggests, vibrating screen designs are based on the principle of transmitting vibrations to the screening surface in order to separate and sort different particles by size.

ZKg Series Linear Vibrating Screen

 ZKg Series Linear Vibrating Screen     

Regardless of the design of the machine, the principle is the same: the vibrations break the surface tension between the particles, thus forcing them to separate. Undersized particles, called "fines", then fall through the screening surface. At the same time, oversized particles are carried across the screen surface. This is an important application in many industries, particularly mineral processing.


Due to their unique design features, vibrating screens offer specific advantages over other material processing equipment, including.


Improved processing and material quality

Lower operating costs

Less maintenance and downtime

Higher screening efficiency

We’ll further detail these benefits below.


Reduced operating costs

Vibrating screens are renowned for their robust design. Because the working principle is relatively simple and the design of modern machines is more streamlined, vibrating screens are generally less expensive to purchase than other types of screening machines. This results in lower upfront investment.


In addition, vibrating screens are able to operate with lower energy consumption than more complex machinery, resulting in ongoing operational cost savings for the business. Finally, as the high frequency vibrations are transmitted directly to the screening surface, only regular changes to the screening media are required. This helps to save on maintenance and repair costs that are typically associated with other screening equipment options.

Large Linear Vibrating Screen

 Large Linear Vibrating Screen     

Less maintenance and downtime

Maintenance and downtime due to repairs or equipment failure can lead to significant losses in productivity and profits. Many types of screens are subject to severe wear and tear, especially in demanding applications such as aggregate processing. However, vibrating screens offer the advantage of less maintenance and downtime. This is the result of their design, which has at its core the transfer of vibratory forces to the screening surface only.


In addition, high-quality vibratory screening machines are designed and manufactured so that the other components of the machine are minimally affected by the vibratory forces. In more complex designs, the machine is constructed to allow full absorption and attenuation of vibrations outside the screen media. This results in fewer moving parts and less overall wear and tear on the machine, further reducing downtime and maintenance.


Higher screening efficiency

While there is a wide range of screening equipment on the market, vibrating screens are ideal when the operation requires a simple solution to handle higher feed flows. In fact, vibrating screens work most efficiently at consistently higher flow rates. With other types of screening equipment, the same material throughput may lead to screen blockages or material backflow where slower feeds are required.

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