HAVER & BOECKER Australia launches upgrade to F-class vibration screens, cutting service downtime in half

Mineral processing technology supplier, HAVER & BOECKER Australia, has launched an upgrade to its F-Class vibration screen system which cuts service downtime by 50%.

The new split-bucket mounting system, featured in all new F-Class vibrating screens, provides easy access to critical components, such as rubber mounts and body brackets, simplifying and accelerating maintenance and bearings change outs for operators.

The split-bucket rubber mount includes a two-piece body bracket, which allows operators to remove the side arm and bucket in one piece. Prior to these improvements, in order to remove the side arm, technicians were required to disconnect the rubber mounts along with removing 15 bolts. Now, the process is simplified. Technicians can remove the side arm and split-buckets off of the screen as a whole assembly — reducing the number of bolts removed to eight.

Beyond the new split-bucket mounting system, the F-Class includes HAVER & BOECKER’s exclusive four bearing design, which allows for multiple machine installations within the same building or structure. It’s also ideal for screening situations that require consistent, load-independent performance at constant g-force in all operational modes. With the right media choice, it virtually eliminates blinding and pegging. The F-Class is designed to handle the toughest applications; it can easily scalp and classify ores, minerals, stones, sand and gravel.

“Our F-Class four bearing design is the best in the industry because it minimises structural vibration and delivers a consistent stroke, which two-bearing screens cannot provide. However, because of its unique design, common maintenance, such as changing the rubber mounts and accessing critical components took extra time,” said Jan Averhaus, Operations Manager at HAVER & BOECKER Australia.

“This is why we worked with our customers to address this challenge and design the F-Class split-bucket design. Its innovative design provides the best, most efficient vibrating screen, while still being easy to service.”

The F-Class includes a standard 18-month warranty from the date of shipment, 12 months from the installation date or 6,000 operation hours. This warranty can be increased with optional customer-specific warranty upgrade packages. Uptime, an optional 36-month warranty package, offers customers a full-service approach to equipment optimisation — from parts inspection and equipment assessment to screen media evaluation.