Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Charlotte, NC - Apr 29, 2016 - An increase in industry regulations over the last 20 years has forced manufacturers to review their processes, and seek new ways to optimize production. The enforcement of new standards often results in changing the way that a factory operates. New oversight may affect stock storage and space utilization, alter work techniques and introduce new technology.
Choosing the correct sieving or screening machine is vital to ensure that products are processed efficiently and to the highest possible quality. When it comes to particle separation, rotary sifters have traditionally been used to remove oversized contaminants from products; particularly raw ingredients in the food industry. Overall, rotary sifters have proved useful to manufacturers when de-agglomerating powders at a high capacity. The Russell Compact Sieve®, however, provides businesses with a number of additional key advantages, and is the most hygienic solution.
Contamination control is the biggest issue when operating a rotary sieve. In particular, the method of forcing material through the screen in a rotary sifter can cause damage to the mesh, which can be overlooked as the machines are so difficult to disassemble and inspect. This, as well as the constant loss of good product through an oversize outlet, means having to reprocess material, an unnecessary cost and use of time. The Russell Compact Sieve® facilitates sieving through a vibratory motion, which is far less strenuous on the mesh, and any ferrous contamination that does enter the pan can be removed by the addition of a Russell Easy-Clean Magnetic Separator™.
Compared to the design of a rotary sieve, the Russell Compact Sieve® is considerably more operator-friendly. With an innovative quick-release clamping system, no tools are required to disassemble, meaning that changing the screen or cleaning the machine is quick and safe, reducing downtime. Also, maintenance costs are reduced, with fewer wearing parts that would have to be replaced regularly. In addition, with it’s a lower noise level (typically 70DBA), and enclosed sieving compartment, the benefits of this machine satisfy the requirements of quality and safety supervisors.
The Russell Compact Sieve® has been designed to provide the most hygienic solution possible. With fewer contact parts, and a fully stainless-steel design, the machine is easy to clean and maintain, an important factor in industries such as pharmaceutical and food (see right, installed at a Nestlé plant in Chile). Rotary sieves can have many hidden areas and crevices that act as bug traps, and, being extremely difficult and time-consuming to take apart and clean, hygiene cannot be guaranteed.
High Capacity, Compact Design
The Russell Compact Sieve® delivers maximum efficiency during the production process. Its inline, compact design makes it half the height of a traditional sieving machine, fitting neatly into any part of the production line. Its compact design does not mean a sacrifice in production capacity, however, achieving higher throughput per unit mesh area than conventional screeners. In some cases, particularly when screening sticky powders, rotary sieves are prone to blinding. The Russell Compact Sieve® is better suited to these difficult powders, and with the optional upgrade of the Russell Vibrasonic® Deblinding System, enables even higher screening capacities, as well as accurate grading down to 20 micron. This ultrasonic screening technology prevents mesh blocking, and has revolutionized the way difficult powders are sieved.
A wide range of sizes and specifications means the Russell Compact Sieve® can be tailored to suit your exact needs, and is ideal for high capacity safety screening of powders and liquid slurries. For more information, Russell Finex today. Source :