Be Proactive to Keep your Screen Media Performing at Peak Efficiency

Posted by Dennis Zeiger on Oct 2, 2017 1:13:35 PM

Screen media may be a small part of your mine or quarry operation, but it can have a big impact on overall production if it malfunctions. It can bring the entire circuit to a standstill and you could lose thousands of dollars due to downtime. That’s why, whether you’re using wire cloth or a synthetic option, periodic visual inspection is needed to make sure there isn’t any extreme or unusual wear.

If you’re using side-tensioned media, during your inspections, you should always make sure your screens are tensioned correctly. Look for clamp bars that have come loose and for blocked apertures in the media, plugged with material or blinded over. While synthetic screen media, either polyurethane or rubber, can last up to 15 times longer than wire cloth, that only reduces the frequency of visual inspection—it doesn’t eliminate it. You’ll still need to regularly inspect your screens to evaluate media condition.

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Synthetic Media Offers Maximum Wear Life - Infographic

Posted by Matt Donovan on Sep 1, 2017 1:28:28 PM

Did you know Polydeck rubber or polyurethane screen media can last as much as 15 times longer than wire cloth? So using synthetic media means less time changing out your screens—not to mention significant cost savings over the life of the media. For producers who value the wear life of their screen media, synthetic media is an excellent option. Polydeck liners and side wear plates also provide extended wear life for a better bottom line. Make the switch and see the savings.

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­­­Why Choose Polydeck For Yo­­­­ur Screening Operations?

Posted by Dennis Zeiger on Jul 27, 2017 11:28:56 AM

At Polydeck Screen Corporation, we do one thing and we do it well -- produce the highest quality screen media and related solutions in the industry. What this means for our customers is a comprehensive screening package that includes superior products, unparalleled technical support, and responsive customer service. Many of our larger competitors also feature a variety of non-screening products and can’t offer the holistic approach that Polydeck provides. As a one-stop resource, we are a valuable partner to aggregate, coal and mining operations.

Our People

Many of our screening professionals have been in the producer’s shoes as plant managers, foremen and superintendents. This experience gives them comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of the technical aspects involved in screening. Our Applications Engineers understand the challenges producers face, and can provide assistance and solutions to resolve any production issue. Our sales team members consider an important part of their role as consultative, and are committed to helping you maximize operational efficiencies for the long run. Staff members from all departments embody our corporate mantra – the customer always comes first. We are service driven, and will go the extra mile to resolve problems to provide the greatest possible customer experience.

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How Injection Molded Screen Media is Helping Increase Mining Revenues

Posted by Dennis Zeiger on Jun 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Screen media plays a crucial role in efficiently segregating or separating minerals. Without a high-performance, durable screen material, frequent screen changes and unplanned downtime are inevitable. High-quality screen media maximizes run time, operating efficiency and profits while minimizing downtime and maintenance costs. Mining operations sacrifice thousands of dollars in lost revenues due to screen media maintenance issues and inefficient screening. One way to ensure the quality of the screen media is to evaluate the process by which it is made. Although used in manufacturing settings for years, it wasn’t until the late 1960’s that injection molding was first incorporated in the production of screen media. That’s when Manfred Freissle, the Father of Polydeck, engineered a modular synthetic screen media concept and chose injection molding as his manufacturing process of choice.

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Kwikdeck: A Perfect Low-Cost, No-Risk Way to Try Synthetic Screen Media

Posted by Dennis Zeiger on Jun 23, 2017 1:33:33 PM

If you are a wire cloth user, you are probably accustomed to frequent wire changeouts. But how much time would you save if you could go from changing your wire cloth every other week to changing your screen media twice a year? If you’re interested in defending your time and giving synthetic screen media a try, Kwikdeck is an ideal solution. With very minimal cost to set up, there’s no reason not to give it a shot.

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The Art & Science of Screen Media Selection

Posted by Dennis Zeiger on Jun 9, 2017 2:16:47 PM

When it comes to manufacturing screen media for aggregate, coal and mining use, making them pretty is the easy part. The hard part is selecting the best solution to deliver the greatest functionality to meet the customer’s needs. There’s an art and science that lies behind designing screen panels for superior form and function. That’s because there are so many variables at play. The most effective screen media selection will include a mix of apertures and surface configurations tailored to the needs of each screening application to enhance capacity, reduce costs, and decrease downtime.

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