Haver & Boecker Niagara have launched a new design of its Niagara T-Class vibrating screen that the company says improves screening uptime and performance.
A significant part of the upgrade includes the T-Class deck frame now being primarily lockbolted rather than welded, said the company.
Lockbolts are proven to be more effective than welding in the demanding, load-bearing, high-vibration operation of a vibrating screen to ensure the machine's structural integrity. The robustness of the machine also permits cross beams to be positioned and lockbolted every four feet.
The new design allows producers to upgrade their vibrating screen with Haver & Boecker Niagara's new Drop Guard system, further minimizing maintenance. The liners provide 100% cross beam protection, and drops over the cross beam.
Additionally, Haver & Boecker Niagara redesigned the flat deck frames of the new T-Class vibrating screen for simplified maintenance. The pin & anchor deck frame is adaptable to any pin-style modular screen media. It features polyurethane anchors that are easy to replace and prevent premature wear on the deck frame.
Additionally, the open design of the modular deck prevents material build-up on the bar rails. The cap & slide deck frame is adaptable to virtually any groove style modular screen media and features full rail protection.
The T-Class can also be manufactured for side-tensioned or bottom deck end-tensioned screen media. Each new side-tensioned machine comes with Haver & Boecker Niagara's signature Ty-Rail quick-tensioning system, which cuts screen change-out times in half.
"The new, more robust T-Class was designed specifically to offer more strength in the middle of the machine, where it's needed most," said Duncan High, the product manager behind Haver & Boecker Niagara's new T-Class design. "Each update was engineered with ease of maintenance in mind, to keep downtime low while providing cost-efficiency."