Industrial Shake-Down: Two Types Of Vibrating Screener Separators That Can Help You Sort Parts And Particles

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If you work in an industrial setting where it is important to separate small parts, particles, or good foods from rotten, then you may want to depend on more than just your employees' sight. If your plant does not already use screener separators, you may want to invest in one or more of these particular machines. Here are the two types of separators, how they work and how they differ.

Linear Vibrating Screener Separator

The linear, vibrating separator is the more traditional type of screener and separator that runs along in a conveyor belt fashion. They differ from the sloped, vibrating screener separators in both construction and style, but their multi-purpose functions are very similar.While these may be used more often in sorting fresh produce and foods, they can still be used to sort metal objects for recycling, frac sand at a quarry, etc. 

The screens along the way shift and filter out anything that does not meet the size standards or quality standards to travel onward. All down the line, the entire system vibrates and shakes unwanted items loose and drops them into trays below. Your employees can check the trays underneath the screens regularly to verify if the items that were sifted out should have been sifted out or need to go back onto the line. The screens themselves are made of several different mesh openings, so you can filter out smaller items at the very beginning of the line and then filter out larger items at the end of the line. 

Sloped Vibrating Screener Separator

The sloped, vibrating screener has several "shelves" that are constructed on a vertical and downward slope. This kind of separator saves space in that it performs the same jobs as the linear separator but without the long stretch of conveyor belt. It is much more compact, but equally as effective as the liner separator. Everything comes down a long chute from above the sloped separator and is dropped onto the top shelf.

Here, the screen in the top shelf shakes the contents down, allowing smaller parts, particles and less dense/ non-rotten items to drop to the next shelf and screen below. The process may continue all the way down through a few more shelves and screens, or the machine may channel certain items out of connecting chutes to conveyors or tubs awaiting loads or fresh contents. One of the biggest differences (and popular features) of this type of screener separator is its ability to dispense and disperse contents at any sorting level.