MIDWESTERN INDUSTRIES, INC.: Separator Screen Changing System
According to Midwestern, the Electro-Lift is adaptable to fit a variety of different frame deck configurations.
Midwestern Industries, Inc. recently launched its Electro-Lift separator screen changing system, an ergonomically designed lift system that is electrically powered to reportedly assist in making separator screen changes easier, faster and safer. Engineered with a 120-volt sealed gear-driven system, operation is as simple as plugging into any convenient outlet and pressing a switch. According to Midwestern, the Electro-Lift is adaptable to fit a variety of different frame deck configurations. While it is designed to lift the frames of Midwestern Industries’ round separators, most makes and models of competitors’ round separators can reportedly convert to the system.
The system’s configuration assists with the lifting of separator frames to eliminate the need for two people to remove each frame, reportedly making screen changes virtually a one-man operation. In addition, Electro-Lift is mounted independently to the frame, so there is no need for it to be locked out when users are working under screens with their hands. The system also allows operators to change screens and gain access to the interior of the unit for cleaning or inspection. It can also be used to inspect the screens to ensure quality control.
According to the company, safety is an integral part of the Electro-Lift; the sealed gear-driven system ensures the frames will not drift down when changing screens, even if the power fails. While other units will use some form of clamping device if power is lost, Electro-Lift uses two mechanical screws powered by the actuator. In addition, there are no cumbersome hoses to deal with, and the sealed system eliminates the need for greasing.
Additional details are available at https://midwesternind.com.