News | April 18, 2006

Rotex Announces The Release Of The New APEX Screener

Designed For Efficient Performance And Easy Maintenance

Cincinnati - Rotex, Inc. announces the release of the new APEX Screener to its proven line of self-contained production screening machines. With its ergonomic design, the APEX screener increases up-time by enabling quick screen changes, while retaining the same process efficiency and gyratory-reciprocating motion of the ROTEX Screener.

The new APEX screener comes standard with the same great features found on the ROTEX Screener - like gyratory-reciprocating motion, positive screen cleaning, and bouncing balls to reduce blinding, inlet/outlet connections, etc.; however, the APEX is enhanced with side access doors to enable efficient screen cleaning, and changes.

The ergonomic design of the APEX enables the screener to be maintained by just one person, as all operator lifted components on the APEX weigh less than 40 pounds. In addition, APEX screens weigh only 5 pounds which enable screen maintenance by only one person. Screens are available in sizes ranging from 1/2" to 325 mesh. Top cover inspection ports allow for easy seal inspection from outside the machine. Discharge outlets on the tail end of the machine are easily accessible for inspection.

The unique gyratory-reciprocating motion begins with a horizontal circular motion at the feed end that immediately spreads the material across the full width of the screen. The circular motion gradually diminishes along the length of the machine to an elliptical path, and finally to an approximate straight-line motion at the discharge end. This motion allows the machine to process material at a higher capacity and improves screening performance for near-size material. There is no vertical component to this motion - thus keeping the material in constant contact with the screen surface.

The new APEX Screener is the smart solution for dry separation screening of chemicals, fertilizers, clay/non-metallic minerals, industrial sand, salt/potash/soda ash, food processing, sugar, crushed minerals, refractory, water filter/treatment, feed pellets, meat meal, bakeries and cereals, corn processing, starch, sweeteners, forest products, commodity pellets, resin, pet food, oil seed processing, grain cleaning, engineered pellets, metal powder, rubber processing, soaps and detergents.

SOURCE: Rotex, Inc.