Ty-Plate Tackles Tough Screening


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When the material gets tough, you need the right tools and equipment to keep you going. Ty-Plate BD panels do just that — provide the ultimate solution for highly abrasive screening environments. Ty-Plate panels work great in operations with large top sizes or where screening completes early.

A Ty-Plate panel can be as thin as 24 gauge or more than 1-inch thick. Panels are built with wear-resistant steel alloys, and technicians install each panel using its bolt-down or side-and-end tensioned design, depending on the customer’s specifications

Struggling with pegging or premature screen wear?

Here are three things to keep in mind before you buy new screen media:

1. Hone in on Hole Type: Would a round, square or hexagon opening work best for your operation? Start by examining your screening challenges in terms of the amount of open area you need. While some choices increase open area, others decrease pegging. A round hole offers the best opening with minimal risk of pegging. With only three points of contact between the rock and the hole, it gives the material the best chance to pass through the openings.

However, a square opening provides more open area than round holes, but pegging may be an issue for some operations. For the most open area, go with the hexagon opening; the holes, placed like puzzle pieces, provide maximum opening for screening equipment, when compared to round and square holes, and minimize pegging.

Work with your screen media provider

to find the appropriate hole shape and open area for your operation.

2. Pick a Pattern: After determining the best opening for your screen media, it’s time to think about pattern: Will in-line or staggered work best? Staggered typically brings more value to an operation than in-line patterns as it lessens the risk of material contamination from wrong-sized materials. Beyond reducing contamination, using a staggered pattern with side-tensioned sections ensures the bar rails are covered, preventing premature wear.

3. Choose your Resistance: How thick of screen media does your operation need?. The thicknesses of Ty-Plate generally depends on the opening, and the bigger the opening the thicker the plate. Work with your screen media provider to ensure you’re comparing apples to apples since some manufacturers will quote the lightest material so the bid appears cheaper. Discussing your challenges with a service technician will help you find the best combination for your jobsite and save the most money in the long run.

Ready to increase efficiency and give Ty-Plate a try at your operation? Call 1-855-978-9537 for a consultation or request a copy of The Rock Book for more detailed product information.

Steve Fair About Steve Fair

Steve Fair is the Tyler engineered media manager at Haver & Boecker. He has more than 21 years of industry experience and works with customers to identify screening challenges, improve their screening applications and increase screening efficiency. You can reach him at +1-905-688-2644 or contact us for more information.