When To Sieve And When To Filter Liquids

When processing liquids and wet materials, vibratory sieves and self-cleaning filters are both capable of doing the job

by Darren Ralphs | Wednesday 15 June 2016

Vibratory sieves don’t just specialize in the sieving of powders, but also handle a wide range of liquid applications, including chemicals, inks, paints, water, liquid chocolate, honey and even malt whisky.

Therefore, when faced with a liquid or wet material that needs to be processed, engineers must decide on the best machine for the job. Russell Finex’s Machine Selector is the perfect tool to aid this decision.

The range of industrial filters offer the following benefits:

• Fully enclosed system
• Can operate under pressure – meaning increased throughputs
• Continuous cleaning of the screen
• Quieter in operation than a screening machine
• Robust screens

The range of sieves offer the following benefits:

• Open system, which is sometimes preferred for screen inspection
• Can handle large volumes of oversize material
• Low and high speed versions available depending on product viscosity
• Multi-screen separations can be achieved on one unit
• Screens can be re-meshed – cost effective

Both types of unit come in a range of sizes to suit different throughput requirements and can be stripped down without tools for ease of cleaning. Sometimes your specific application could be served equally well by both units, but in most cases your application needs will dictate that one type of unit may have the edge over the other.

Contact Russell Finex today and take advantage of an experienced team of global engineers, test labs and technology centres, or arrange an in-house test at your own production facility.

Self-Cleaning In-Line Filters: http://www.russellfinex.com/en/separation-equipment/self-cleaning-filters/

Vibratory Sieves: http://www.russellfinex.com/en/separation-equipment/screening-machines/vibratory-sieves/

Machine Selector: http://www.russellfinex.com/en/


Martin Chipperfield
Russell Finex Ltd
+44 20 8818 2000

Wednesday 15 June 2016 / file under Pharmaceuticals | Machinery | Food and Beverage | Environmental | Chemical