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Delivering enhanced screening productivity

Haver & Boecker Niagara screening plant

Haver & Boecker Niagara say their F-Class portable plant can increase production by 25%

HAVER & Boecker Niagara’s signature F-Class portable plant with circular motion inclined vibrating screen is said to allow operations to increase production by 25% whilst making screen media change-outs easier.

‘We design technology with the success of our customers in mind,’ said Karen Thompson, president of Haver & Boecker Niagara’s North America and Australia operations. ‘The F-Class portable plant is putting more money into our customers’ pockets while making their jobs easier.’ 

A circular motion inclined vibrating screen uses gravity to help move material down the screen deck, reducing pegging as well as energy and horsepower requirements. On a 20-degree incline and at a 70 to 75ft/min travel rate, an inclined screen will deliver up to 25% more capacity than a linear-stroke horizontal machine.

Operations such as Alberta-based trucking and heavy construction company, Pidherney’s, are consistently reporting production increases of at least that much while using the equipment. ‘The F-Class portable plant exceeds expectations,’ said Merv Pidherney, Pidherney’s owner. ‘I looked at other plants and they just didn’t meet our needs. I wanted a trouble-free plant and I got it.’

However, inclined vibrating screens can make screen media change-outs more difficult and time-consuming than on horizontal screens. To address this, the F-Class portable plant is manufactured with six hydraulic run-on jacks to raise and lower the vibrating screen quickly.

Thus, producers gain the production benefits of an inclined screen with the maintenance benefits of a horizontal screen. In addition, plants outfitted with Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Ty-Rail quick-tensioning system can cut screen change-out times in half.

The vibrating screen itself is designed for tough applications, such as scalping and classifying minerals, stones, sand and gravel. It has an advanced double-eccentric shaft design, supported by four high-performance double-spherical roller bearings, and is especially beneficial for screening situations that require consistent, load independent performance at constant g-force.

Featuring unique and reliable four-bearing technology, the vibrating screen is said to deliver a consistent stroke that two-bearing screens cannot provide. The F-Class portable plant can also be customized to include a crusher, conveyors or other components for enhanced productivity.

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