Innovative quick-tensioning system for vibrating screens solves age-old mineral processing problem
HAVER & BOECKER Australia’s Head of Processing Technology, Steffen Silge, said:
“Replacing tension rails is typically quite time consuming and requires removing and replacing many pieces of hardware per screen section. Washers or bolts are often dropped or lost in the process, which adds to downtime and parts costs. The Ty-Rail system cuts screen change-out time in half, drastically reducing downtime and thereby increasing production and profits. Ty-rail provides a fast return on investment.”
The system works by creating each tensioning rail as a singular, removable piece once installed. The Ty-rail package includes two tension rails, eight angle boxes and eight bolts - all the hardware required to change one screen section.
Once installed, each rail becomes a singular, removable piece since the bolts remain attached to the rail, and the angle boxes remain attached to the vibrating screen. To remove the tension rails, an operator simply loosens the bolts on each, shifts the angle boxes up, and lifts the rail and bolts out as one piece. This reduces screen media change-out times by about 50 percent. Additionally, the innovation can take the task of changing tensioned screen media panels from two people down to one.
The system was developed and designed by a team of engineers led by HAVER & BOECKER vice president of engineering and technology, Dieter Takev.
The system is designed specifically for HAVER & BOECKER vibrating screens and is now standard on all new F-Class and T-Class machines. Producers can also refurbish older HAVER & BOECKER vibrating screens and add the Ty-Rail system.
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