The profiled bars of the slotted screen are arranged parallel to the curved screen level. These screen cloths can be easily replaced and are selected with regard to slot width (from 0.05 to 2 mm), depending on the requirement. Because of an identical radius of curvature and identical screen length the screen cloths can be turned over and so used for longer.
For feeding the suspension to be dewatered or classified the unit is provided with an infeed housing.
A collecting box with supports at the bottom of the housing serves to drain off the screened-out matter, while the dewatered solids fall off automatically across the entire width at the end of the screen cloth.
Normally curved screens are operated pressurelessly or material is gravity-fed to them.
In pressureless operation the infeed housing is provided with overflow weirs or slotted nozzles for feeding. An intrinsically elastic flap enables automatic quantity regulation in the easiest possible way.
In special cases (for example, with high suspension viscosity) versions with a pressure housing are used, with slot or round nozzles being used for suspension feed.
Because of the special way it operates the curved-screen system is a universally applicable classifying and dewatering unit. It may therefore be used in virtually any industrial branch.
For pre-thickening of suspensions of all kinds the curved screen is an extremely economical preliminary stage to centrifuges and driers.
Considerably savings potential is created by the removal of crystalline or fibrous solids from operating or waste water or for the retrieval of recyclable materials from watery media.
Depending on the feed equipment, the suspension fed to the curved screen is conducted in a tangential stream to the upper part of the curved screen cloth via a weir or by means of nozzles. When the screen cloth is flowed over, the boundary layer of the flow band is deflected by the resulting angle of impact between the profile bars and so passes through the slot holes.
If the slot width is selected so that solids (fine fraction) can also pass through with the liquid, classification results. A quantitative separation or dewatering of the solids results, on the other hand, if the smallest solid particle in the suspension is greater than the separating size obtained by the choice of slot width for the screen. The most extensively dewatered solids or coarse fraction are or is discharged automatically by the constant afterflow of material at the end of the screen cloth.
The constant overflow at a relatively high flow speed in conjunction with the arising shearing-off of the boundary layer creates a high self-cleaning effect, so preventing screens from clogging. Wear on the screen is very low, as the boundary layer of the flow band acts as a liquid film to counteract wear.
For classification work the slot width on the screen can be selected considerably larger (many times as large) than the desired separating size, as a result of which a high throughput, low grain mismatch discharge and an always clear and open screen area are equally guaranteed.
SIEBTECHNIK curved-screen systems can be optionally fitted with an automatic cleaning device. This cleaning device moves cleaning brushes parallel to the slot holes over the entire width of the curved screen once every cycle. By adjusting the time-controlled spindle drive for the cleaning brushes optimum clearance of the curved screen is maintained. The cleaning device can also be extended to include a spraying system for the removal of grease. A switch cabinet fitted with the required control equipment completes our delivery.
Processing of ores and minerals
- Deslurrying of raw ore and coal fines
- Classification, particularly in grinding cycles
- Densification and dewatering of fine ores
- Pre-dewatering of polystyrene before centrifuging
- Classification of organic and inorganic intermediate and end products
- Dewatering or pre-densification of crystallisates and granulates
- Clarification of solutions, lyes and operating and waste water
- Classification and densification of salt suspensions, for relieving loads on densifiers and centrifuges
Starch and food industry
- Classification of starch and gluten
- Densification of shell particles
- Cleaning of washing and waste water in preserved food factories
- Dewatering of vegetable wastes
- Cleaning of beet flume water
- Depulping of raw sugar juice and pulp press water in sugar beet factories
- Extraction of bagasse and bagacillo in cane sugar factories
- Cleaning of waste water with simultaneous fibre retrieval
Textile washing plants