Your vibrating screen works hard during the busy season. And like all equipment, it requires proactive maintenance, wear part replacement and periodic upgrades to more efficient technology to maintain reliable productivity.
This year, ensure spring uptime by taking these steps to get your vibrating screen prepared for a productive 2018.
1. Take your screen’s Pulse.
A Pulse vibration analysis will help you pinpoint where maintenance is the most critical and give you the information you need to optimize your screen for efficiency. The innovative vibration analysis technology detects irregularities that can decrease screen performance, inhibit operating efficiency, and lead to costly breakdowns.
A Haver-certified technician uses the Pulse system to assess the “health” of your vibrating screen and screen media, and follows up with recommendations to improve your vibrating screen’s performance, including ways to reduce maintenance costs.
With convenient leasing options for every size operation, this productivity-enhancing technology is not out of reach for your business.
2. Pay attention to your cross beams.
If you want to extend the life of your screen and screen media, consider lining them with polyurethane. Polyurethane protective liners reduce the impact of passing material and prevent harmful wear, a simple step that will result in an extended service life for your equipment.
Haver & Boecker’s Zip Guard, for example, is designed for maximum longevity. It easily installs on a vibrating screen’s cross beams and can be removed just as easily. The half-inch-thick polyurethane material does not adhere directly to the cross beam like its rubber counterparts, making it much easier to check the beam for deterioration and cracking.
3. Plan ahead for faster screen changes.
Finally, one of the best things you can do to achieve more uptime is upgrade your tension rails to the revolutionary Ty-RailTM quick-tensioning system. The patented system solves an age-old problem of time-intensive screen media change-outs.
Replacing tension rails is a notoriously meticulous process, 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.
Under the Ty-Rail system, each rail is a singular, removable piece, the bolts remain attached to the rail, and the angle boxes stay fastened to the vibrating screen. This simplified design cuts screen change-out time by 50 percent, providing a fast return on investment.
Haver & Boecker designed Ty-Rail to fit all Tyler side-tensioned vibrating screens. If you have another brand of vibrating screen, consult our measurement guide to determine if it is a fit for your machine.
For more ways to get your equipment primed for efficient operation this spring, email us at [email protected], or call 800-325-5993.