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Can Sieving Improve Profitability?

19th January, 2021

Ask yourself this fundamental question first.

A sieve is a sieve, is a sieve; a statement often used by the unknowing – but not all sieves are created equal. Not only are there several manufacturers purporting to provide the answer to your needs but the choices of differing types, sizes and configurations can make choosing the correct sieve a daunting task. Sieves are in place to help safeguard product and protect brand reputation, choose the right sieve, and you can boost profits, but get it wrong and the results can be costly.

The first consideration when choosing a sieve should be; “what is the sieve to be used for?” It seems obvious, but this fundamental question is so often overlooked. Ensuring equipment is correctly specified for its intended use, will not only save you time but most importantly money. Effective equipment not only increases throughput rates and production targets, but it also avoids loss of profit rectifying problems caused by inappropriate equipment.

A sieve built around your requirements.
No two industries are the same so understanding what the sieve is going to be used for is the first important step. A sieve used for hygiene conscious industries needs to be designed with as few bug traps as possible to minimise cleaning time required. A simple design featuring robust components, ensures that the number of parts required for stock is also minimised. A design that is easy to disassemble without the use of tools reduces down time, maximising profitable use and minimising staff costs. Lifting equipment for larger sieves can also reduce staffing costs by ensuring they are single person operable.

Along with the overall design of the sieve, there are specific options which can be added to ensure that it is as effective as possible.

Magnets placed under the mesh screen help to minimise foreign body contaminates, reducing the likelihood of expensive call backs and customer complaints.

Weir Flow Inlet
A weir flow inlet is designed to control the flow of product on to the mesh screen. If well designed, it can reduce the amount of good product ejected from the sieve, potentially allowing the use of a smaller, cheaper sieve – reducing wastage and improving efficiency.

Ultrasonic waves applied to a mesh screen, improve throughput which could potentially allow a smaller, cheaper sieve to be used – allowing for a reduction in spare part costs further down the line.

Not every supplier will have these options available, and some will be more effective than others depending on the design. Farleygreene can help establish the best options for your application, ensuring the right sieving equipment is in place to help contribute to profitability. Their team provide full support along the way and throughout the life of the sieve.

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