Sifting is a critical step necessary to prepare blended or unblended components that are being manufactured. Size, consistency, and composition are regulated through the use of wire mesh panels or fabric sections. Select custom mesh that will be adequate for use with vibrating sifter equipment and choose its placement in the assembly line. Follow care tips to lengthen the life of each mesh panel or fabric section.

The Mesh Type

The size and number of holes that comprise a mesh panel or fabric section will determine how much product will pass through the sifting equipment. Weight regulations, federal mandates, and manufacturer guarantees may dictate how large each particle should be in a batch of raw materials.

For instance, if you work in the food industry and sell powdered goods that are used to create batter, removing clumped particles and foreign materials will reduce the chance of having a product recalled. This may require you to use a mesh product that has small openings.

Research mesh sizes and choose a metal product that is non-corrosive. Steel mesh panels can be used to separate liquid or dry ingredidents, including ones that possess an oily texture. A screen panel will contain a lipped edge that will allow you to secure mesh to the top of a vibrating sifter. A fabric mesh panel will need to be clipped onto sifting equipment.

The Placement And Care Tips

Sifting raw ingredients may be necessary, both during the beginning and the end of the production process. The initial sifting process will aid in removing clumped materials and insects. The secondary sifting process can be used to fine-tune the consistency of a product and to aerate dry ingredients that are getting ready to be packaged. The use of dual sifting stations could increase the quality level of each product that is being manufactured.

Caring for the sifting equipment should include scrubbing each mesh surface at the end of a production cycle, maintaining the proper tension rate of mesh, and covering materials when they are not being actively used. A brush that contains coarse bristles can be used to clean the top and underside of a screen mesh tray or fabric section.

Loading materials onto the mesh should require that your line operators use a scale, to determine how much weight is going to be applied to the mesh. Some screen mesh products that are thin may bend if too much weight is applied to them. If the working environment could result in a heavy item falling onto a mesh screen or fabric section, purchase fitted covers that can be secured over the sifting equipment.

For more information, contact a company that provides custom wire mesh.