Screening efficiency is often affected by wet weather or moisture in the material being processed. The particles begin to build up on the wire cloth screens, hampering production and plugging or blinding the screens. Clearing the screen mesh with hammers, brooms, chains, torches, etc. can cause expensive damage and lost production time.
Midwestern’s low-voltage Converta-Screen Heating System helps to reduce or eliminate this problem by sending a safe low-voltage current through the wire cloth screens. The damp particles will not adhere to the warm wire, keeping the screen open and allowing material to pass through.
The Converta-Screen Heating System is safe and shockproof. All exposed conductors carry only as much voltage as a toy electric train. Screen changes are done quickly because electrical connections and insulation are not disturbed. Only the screen tension bolts are removed, just as on unheated screens.