There are two process indicators for evaluating screening operations, one is screening efficiency and the other is productivity. There are many factors affecting these two indicators, copper rod but they are summarized in the following three aspects:
1. Physical properties of raw materials
Including the particle size composition of the material, moisture and mud content. Particles of less than 3/4 mesh size in the material are referred to as "easy sieve ions." The more the content of the easy-to-screen particles, the easier it is to sieve, and the higher the productivity of the sieve. The particles of the mesh size in the material are referred to as "difficult to sieve particles", and the particles having a particle size of (1 to 1.5) mesh size are referred to as "obstructing particles". The more difficult the sieve particle content and the hindering particle content, the lower the screening efficiency and the lower the productivity of the sieve.
The water content and mud content of the sieved material have a great influence on the screening process. Within a certain range, the screening efficiency decreases with increasing moisture content, but after a certain degree of reduction, copper rod the surface moisture continues to increase, and the particle activity increases, so the screening efficiency and productivity increase. This effect is particularly significant for the screening of fine-grained materials. When processing the fine-grained material with large mud content, the surface moisture content is about 8%, which will cause the material to agglomerate, and some fine particles stick to the sieve mesh to block the sieve hole, so that the fine-grained material is difficult to pass through the sieve hole. Therefore, the sifting material which is easy to agglomerate with a large amount of mud must be wet-sifted or pre-washed before sieving to remove the mud.
2. Operating characteristics and structural parameters of the screening equipment
In order to make the material smaller than the sieve hole pass through the sieve hole, the material and the sieve surface must have relative movement. During the relative movement, the material is loosely layered, the fine particles pass through the sieve hole, and the coarse particles are discharged from the other end of the sieve surface. This relative movement can be caused by two aspects. First, the sieve is fixed, copper rod but has an inclined angle, and the material flows through the sieve surface by its own weight. In this case, the first is that the material is not well stratified and the screening efficiency is low. Second, the sieve itself is used for various vibrations to make the material jump on the sieve surface. The material particles are mainly vertical screen movement, so that the probability of the particles passing through the sieve hole is increased, the screen surface can be prevented from being clogged, the material can be loosely layered well, and the screening efficiency is high.
The shape of the mesh hole mainly affects the difficulty of sieving the particles. The common mesh holes are square, rectangular, and sometimes circular. Generally speaking, the sieved coarse-grained material should be selected from the round-hole sieve surface punched by the steel plate, and the sieved fine-grained material should be selected from the square-hole sieve surface woven with wire, and the rectangular sieve surface should be applied only in special cases. When the rectangular mesh is used, its long side should be consistent with the direction of material movement. Square meshes are the most widely used in production practice.
Screen aspect ratio affects screening efficiency and productivity. The width of the screen surface mainly affects the productivity, and the length affects the screening efficiency. Generally, the aspect ratio of the sieve surface is 2.5 to 3, and the inclination angle of the sieve surface is 15 to 25 degrees.
3. Operating conditions
In operation, care should be taken to continuously and uniformly feed the material so that the material is laid down as a thin layer along the width of the entire screen surface. The screen surface is fully utilized, and the fine particles are allowed to pass through the sieve hole, so that the sieve can obtain higher productivity and screening efficiency.
The moving speed of the material on the sieve surface is generally 0.1 to 0.4 m/sec. The slower the moving speed of the ore particles, copper rod the smaller the screen inclination angle, the higher the screening efficiency. However, the movement speed of the ore particles is too low, which will reduce the productivity of the sieve. The optimum feed rate and screen angle are determined by experimental and production observations.
In a certain range, the screening efficiency and productivity increase with the increase of the amplitude and vibration amplitude of the sieve. In the production, the amplitude is generally 3 to 6 mm, and the vibration is 800 to 1200 times/time. When sieving coarse materials, larger amplitudes and smaller vibration times are used, while for fine particle materials, small amplitude high vibration times are used.