Contract Crushing, or as some people call it “Custom Crushing”, is a service that has solved many problems for aggregate producers over the past multiple decades. Whether it is opening a greenfield site, gaining added salable inventory through supplemental crushing, recycling asphalt or concrete, or the myriad of other needs, Mellott has implemented many solutions for customers utilizing Contract Crushing. In fact, Contract Crushing has been the heart and soul of our organization since the 1970s. We’ve partnered with small family-owned operations, we’ve helped build aggregate producer empires, and everything in between. Mellott’s contract crushing division has reached an unparalleled level of excellence in providing solutions to our producer customers in areas such as:

What Are Horizontal Screens?

A horizontal screen is a type of screening machine, oriented horizontally, that uses a vibrating deck to separate materials by size.  Material is fed onto the screen at one end, while smaller particles pass through the screen and fall off the other end.  Horizontal screens are typically set up as a two- or three-deck system to achieve the desired particle size distribution in rock crushing and aggregate processing applications.

There are several advantages to choosing horizontal screens over traditional inclined screens.  They are ideal for cramped of limited spaces, easier to maintain and clean, and they can handle larger feed sizes than inclined screens.  Additionally, wet or sticky materials can cause problems for inclined screens.  Horizontal screens are better suited to handle these types of materials.

Types Of Horizontal Screens

Although there are a few different types of horizontal screens, the most common type used in rock crushing and aggregate projects is the inclined vibrating screen.  This type of screen uses an eccentric shaft to create vibrations that move the material across the screen.  It is ideal for separating large and small particles, as well as removing oversized material.

The banana screen, which gets its name from its curved shape, is another type of horizontal screen.  This type of screen has a high rate of water drainage and is often used for dewatering applications.

The rotary drum screen is the third type of horizontal screen.  This screen uses a rotating drum to separate materials and is ideal for processing wet or sticky materials.

Benefits Of Using Horizontal Screens

Horizontal screens are gaining popularity in the rock crushing and aggregate industry.  The benefits they offer over traditional vertical screens include:

  • More screening area:  More material can be processed per hour by a horizontal screen.  A horizontal screen has a much greater screening area than a vertical screen of the same size.
  • More efficient separation:  Smaller particles are more efficiently separated from larger ones, as the horizontal configuration allows the material to flow across the screen more freely.
  • Easier maintenance:  Horizontal screens are much easier to access for maintenance than vertical screens.  This can make them more cost-effective in the long run.

Superior Horizontal Screens For Rent With NorX

Horizontal screens offer huge value to projects that require specific screening specs.  You can have more affordable access to these powerful tools by renting. Rentals can also help you skip maintenance costs and focus on productivity.

For more information on horizontal screens and how they can be beneficial to your next project, contact our team today at (770)338-0111.