Your sifting screens do a big -- and important -- job in your factory. Keeping them in good condition is a must, and that includes preventing rust. Rusty sifting screens can create a lot of problems, since they can begin to deteriorate. This can cause holes in the screens, which can allow items that aren't supposed to pass through to go through the holes. Plus, the rust could come off of the screen and get mixed into your products, which can affect the quality of the products that you sell to your customers. Luckily, there are a few steps that you can follow to help prevent them from rusting.
Choose a Higher-Grade Screen
First of all, sifting screens often aren't very expensive. This means that it's worth it to go ahead and buy a more expensive, higher-grade screen, since the price should still be reasonable. Higher-grade screens are often better-made and thicker, which can make them better able to withstand tough factory conditions. Not only can this help prevent them from deteriorating from rust, but it can also help ensure that they don't bend or tear from constant weight during a shift.
Apply a Protective Coating
Before installing your screens, make sure that they have been coated with a clear coating to help protect them from rust and corrosion. Some screens are sold this way, so you might not have to do anything extra -- just check with the manufacturer if you are unsure. If your screens have not been coated, use a spray-on clear protective coating for metal, which you can purchase from a hardware store or home improvement store.
Clean and Dry Screens Each Day
Even though you might ask your employees to wipe down your machinery and other equipment after the end of a busy shift, you might not think about the screens. However, removing the screens and clearing them of debris is important. It can help prevent clogs, and it can also help prevent rust. Cleaning them quickly with a cleaning solution, rinsing them off and then drying them carefully with a soft towel will help prevent caked-on debris and excessive moisture from causing rust, which can make your screens last longer.
As you can see, there are steps that you can take to help prevent sifting screens from rusting. Follow these simple tips, and you should not have to worry about rust or corrosion appearing on your sifting screens any time soon.Share
9 May 2016
Hi, my name is David Dotson and the purpose of this blog is to educate others about the manufacturing process. For as long as I can remember, I've always been amazed by how different things are made. It fascinates me to think about the process of taking raw materials and turning them into something useful during fabrication. When I have spare time, I can be found reading about various types of manufacturing and industrial plants to learn how they operate. I wanted to write a blog about my findings so that others could also learn how raw goods are transformed every day into useable products.