Continuous check of sieved product by Virto-Cuccolini

Is it possible to check the status of a sieving mesh while the system is working?

Yes, with Virto-Cuccolini’s sieving equipment it is possible.

How do we do it?

First, let’s enter into the context where such a solution is preferable.

Continuous production cycles generally are used when the required production flow rate is high, and/or the process cannot be stopped except for periodic maintenance activity due to the use of high or low temperature, pressure etc. during the cycle.

Within this context, maintenance can only occur in prefixed times of the year. In some specific cases, the cost of the raw materials is such, that a failure of the system would cause major problems to the Customer’s cash flow.

Virto-Cuccolini was addressed some time ago to find a solution to the above issues within the technical ceramics segment.

And here is what our technical staff sorted out:

VLC sieving system, which is composed by a safety sieve with increased volume for oversize product and a gravimetric control system, to detect the difference in weight as soon as the safety sieve receives oversize product along with the usual undersize product flow.

In the picture on the right, you can see the VLC system accompanying a Virto-Cuccolini classifier. The system is known as HC.

Would you like to explore the possibility to have your sieve’s meshes always under control? Please contact us by using the below form and we will be happy to contact you and suggest the best solution for your case!




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    Screeners are said to be the most often forgotten machinery in a facility.

    Once installed, a well-sized vibrating sieve carefully configured for the application does not require significant maintenance. It has no rotating parts and does not require human intervention during the process.

    However, we have to remember that the heart of a vibrating screen is the mesh – or the meshes, in case you have more than one deck.

    The mesh is usually made of metal or nylon wire. It is designed to be elastic so that it can be tensioned on its housing ring; despite this, it maintains the elasticity necessary to transmit the vibrations to the product to be sieved.

    That’s why the mesh is a delicate component: it needs particular attention both during its assembly and over time.

    Breakage of the mesh cancels the sieving action – an event that can damage the process into which the product enters through the sieving phase.

    To always have a perfect sieve, therefore, we recommend that you periodically check the status of its mesh or meshes. The verification period depends on the type of production cycle and must be defined accordingly, soon after the start-up phase.

    At the same time, to avoid machine stoppages due to the breaking of the mesh, it is advisable always to have a spare mesh available, to be installed on the ring or already pre-installed on an extra ring.

    In addition to the mesh, if present, it is also necessary to check the state of the cleaning elements – balls or cylinders – which wear out over time, gradually reducing their unclogging effect.

    Virto-Cuccolini is always available to assist you on your production sieves, providing the necessary spare parts and also other tips to optimize the result of your sieving. You can contact us through the form below, sending us your questions and we will be happy to answer you as soon as possible!




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