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KPI-JCI/Astec Adds High-Frequency Screen for Industrial Sands


KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens introduced a new high-frequency screen designed for the industrial sands market. The product was launched this year at the company’s National Dealer Conference held in Eugene, Ore., and attended by Rock Products.

The new high-frequency screen for the industrial sands market is a redesigned version of the original Vari-Vibe High Frequency Screen from KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens. Engineered to be a versatile screen, the high frequency screen is designed to operate in numerous markets, including fractionated reclaimed asphalt pavement (FRAP), wood pelleting and now industrial sands.

The new high frequency screen for the industrial sand market is a 5-ft. wide x 12-ft. long screen specifically designed for dry screening fine materials in an efficient and cost-effective manner. It is fully sealed for dust, spillage and collection, and has a broader range of operating angle than a conventional high frequency screen, providing greater application flexibility and higher capacity for fine dry screening.

Because industrial sand applications require a very tight band of in-spec material where purity is high and separations are very fine, the new high frequency screen was designed for maximum stratification and increased probability of separation, Reaver said. The high frequency screen allows for very efficient cuts and separations of products, especially when the separations being made are fine.

While KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens’ High Frequency Screen is best known for traditional aggregate screening applications, the company is continually seeking out new markets to position its products, according to Patrick Reaver, product manager for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.

“While we as consumers often take these materials and the products they provide for granted, separating specialty sands for these specific applications is no simple task,” Reaver said. “Producing such precise materials requires extreme precision, both on the part of the producer as well as the equipment.

We believe our redesigned high frequency screen for the industrial sands market is the key to a successful industrial sands operation.”

KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, www.kpijci.com