Processing Magazine

Throughputs up to 60,000 pounds per hour achievable with blow-thru sieve

October 16, 2006

To raise production and ensure that incoming ingredients and outgoing products are contamination-free, Russell Finex has announced its Blow Thru Sieveā„¢, which is available for use in pneumatic conveying lines. Because the Blow Thru Sieve enables processors to screen and transport material simultaneously and removes oversize contamination from powders during dilute phase pneumatic conveying, it improves production and product quality while safeguarding reputation. It is perfect for screening powders from delivery tankers before storage, before filling tankers at dispatch, and anywhere powders are pneumatically conveyed. By combining material screening and transport, the sieve eliminates double handling, thus increasing efficiency. Since product is conveyed under pressure into the sieve through a tangential inlet, this ensures that high throughput rates can be achieved with minimal pressure losses. Good product is allowed to pass through the vibrating mesh screen while oversize material remains on top where it can be removed at the end of a batch. Its unique design enables processors to screen material as they load or unload tankers, trucks or silos without slowing the process — for expedited throughputs up to 60,000 pounds per hour as recorded in on-site customer trials.