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McLanahan Vibratory Screens Able to Withstand Heavier Loading


Screening can very easily be viewed as the most important operation in the processing plant. If the screen is only operating at 75 percent efficiency, then 25 percent of the desired product is going somewhere else.

The performance of a screen is affected by four variables: eccentric throw, frequency (rpm), angle of adjustment and throw direction. By manipulating these variables, the operator can dial in the screen to match the application and material.

McLanahan Vibratory Screens are engineered with ASTM A572 Grade 50 steel side plates. With a tensile strength of 65,300 psi (65 ksi), these side plates have a 45 percent higher yield strength than A-36 steel, which can withstand up to 36,000 psi (36 ksi) of stress before it begins to drastically deform. A fully bolted construction reduces/eliminates cracking due to stress risers in the steel caused by welding. Worn components can be quickly replaced without cutting.

McLanahan Vibratory Screens are built with an integrated feed box and are able to withstand heavier loading and larger material in the feed end without worrying about bolts loosening or structural failure. 

McLanahan Vibratory Screens feature robust side plate stiffening. Formed plates are bolted to side plates to form a rigid support grid along the length of the side sheet. Independent cross members can be pulled individually and relined in a clean work bay versus on a screen tower, and reduce the need for heavy and wear prone X-bracing. Cross members are on 4-ft. centers to allow more clearance for personnel to access the decks. Replacement cross members come shorter in length and with machined/matched shims to allow for easy installation in areas with limited clearance.

Structural tubing gives the producer a variety of size options and allows you to replace only the worn tubes, not the complete deck frame. A sacrificial weld plate installed on top of the tubes allows stringers and bucker bars to be welded in without welding directly to the tube.

McLanahan Corp., www.McLanahan.com