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W.S. Tyler expands Pro-Deck vibrating screen optimization

April 3, 2013  By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

mod_pd2_smallerApril 3, 2013, St. Catharines, Ont. — W.S. Tyler has expanded
its Pro-Deck approach to vibrating screens using modular screen media.
The company says customers can combine the flexibility of modular
panels with the Pro-Deck approach for extended screen life and higher
production rates.

The Pro-Deck approach is a five-step process that uses W.S. Tyler’s vibration research and modification strategies to blend multiple types of screen media on a single deck. Typically, processing operations have used the same screen media on an entire deck of the vibrating screen. According to W.S. Tyler's research, they've concluded that a different approach of incorporating more than one type of screen media extends the life of the screen media while also enhances efficiency. It also helps with problems like: blinding, pegging and premature wear that causes unnecessary downtime.

The Pro-Deck approach begins with a visit to the vibrating screen by a Pro-Deck specialist from W.S. Tyler. Using their Vibration Analysis tool, W.S. Tyler’s screening experts check and see if the machine is working within the operational parameters specific to its requirements. After the performance review, the specialist may recommend screen media modification.

Darcy Bishop, manager of W.S. Tyler’s Media Division, says that it is important to understand that the vibrating screen and the screen media are an integral system. "You need to synchronize both in order to achieve optimal results," he says.


The modular screen media is usually customized to every application and often manufactured in 1×1, 1×2, and 1×4 sized panels. Made with rubber, polyurethane or a wire and polyurethane hybrid blend, these panels are known for high wear use. The modular panels are lightweight, and designed to be snapped in, or installed with a built-in pin and sleeve or groove system. The company says that a single person can perform changeouts safely.

Because of their durability and capacity to change out only small portions of the deck, modular panels are ideal for high impact areas. The panels have a higher initial cost per square foot, but their long-term cost is lower because operators only have to change out the worn portions of the screen instead of changing out an entire tensioned wire cloth screen.

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