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Material Sorting with GK’s FINGER-SCREEN™ 2.0

 by Dick Reeves,

The FINGER-SCREEN™ 2.0 Primary Screen is the newest technology from General Kinematics. This vibratory separator can be used to improve the effectiveness of your resource recycling processes. The new design has all the benefits of the original FINGER-SCREEN™ Vibratory Separator, which is used in hundreds of applications all over the world, with an enhancement to process challenging materials.

Vibratory Sorting

Vibratory sorting is the process by which items are classified by material type and then separated from waste materials based on size. Vibration is used to impart energy into the various materials, causing separation both vertically and horizontally to evenly spread materials across the screen deck.

Once separated, the sized materials can more easily be processed into recyclable and waste streams.

New Features

Material Sorting with GK's FINGER-SCREEN™ 2.0

The FINGER-SCREEN™ 2.0 Primary Screen uses our proven traditional tapered fingers to provide 3D sizing for material separation. The improvement comes from doubling the stroke to provide better movement on lightweight, flexible, and spongy materials like yard waste, plastic bags, and MSW. This enhanced stroke overcomes the inherent spongy nature of these materials so that they can be sized for further processing.

When used as the primary screen, GK’s FINGER-SCREEN™ 2.0 Primary Screen can remove contaminants that are potentially damaging to other more delicate downstream processing equipment.

Equipment Applications

The FINGER-SCREEN™ 2.0 Primary Screen is used in the municipal solid waste industry and in a variety of commercial and industrial applications that involve the separation of solid materials with varying physical characteristics. Vibrational sorting can be used to separate and classify all kinds of materials such as biomass, wood and mulch, glass, paper, plastic, metals, and aggregates.

Lastly, the FINGER-SCREEN™ 2.0 Primary Screen can be custom-engineered to best fit your processing applications. To find out more about the new FINGER-SCREEN™ 2.0 Primary Screen, equipment customization, or our other sorting equipment and recycling solutions, contact me for more information.

Dick Reeves

Director of Resource Recovery (Retired)

Dick Reeves has been with General Kinematics for over 25 years starting out as a Design Engineer and moving through many different titles to his current title as Director of Resource Recovery. Dick received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Mechanical Analysis and Design. Since Dick started at GK he has developed the C&D market in Australia, joined the CDRA Board of Directors, and championed the development of new equipment for the recycling industry. In his free time Dick enjoys brewing and woodworking.