The Russell Compact Sieve is now available in five different sizes, ranging from a 10 inch (25.4 cm) laboratory unit up to a 60 inch (152.4 cm) production scale unit. It is therefore suitable for duties from processing small batches to running a pilot or full scale production plant.
All sizes are now also available in fully stainless steel. This provides increased durability within corrosive environments as well as providing the option for brush or mirror polished finishes for food and pharmaceutical applications.
The Russell Compact Sieve is mounted on a unique rubber suspension system, which, the company says, offers considerable benefits over conventional spring mounted systems. As well as quieter operation (typically less than 70dBA), the screener is able to transmit significantly more vibration to the mesh screen surface. Along with a straight-through design allows for much higher flow rates and improved product separation. In some cases a 22 inch (55.9 cm) unit can handle flow rates similar to a traditional 48 inch (121.9 cm) spring mounted unit.
The sieves have been specifically designed to enable rapid assembly and disassembly without the need for tools. This is achieved by minimising the number of product contact parts and by incorporating quick release toggle clamps instead of conventional band-clamp systems.