New portable screen plant from Astec

By Steve Ducker27 July 2022

Astec Industries’ Materials Solutions Group has designed and launched its newest portable high frequency screen plant, the PTSC2818VM.

Astec PTSC2818VM The plant features a 2.4 m wide high frquency screen. (Photo: Astec)

The company says the plant’s innovative design and size is the first of its kind for the industry, featuring an 2.4 m (8 ft) wide high frequency screen.

Equipped with a 2.4 x 5.5 m (8 x 18 ft) top deck and a 2.4 x 3.7 m (8 x 12 ft) bottom deck, the patent-pending screen design features externally-mounted vibrators at the ends of the tappets for a more aggressive screening action.

This is said to create a higher G-force and reduces heat load from material to motors as compared to single, centre-mounted vibrators. It also allows for easier maintenance and adjustments. The screen is equipped with hydraulic operating angle adjustment, a fines collection hopper, top- and bottom-deck discharge chutes and an aggregate spreader.

The new portable plant is available with a variety of options, including: steel screen cloth, vinyl dust cover, hydraulic leveling jacks, immersion heaters for hydraulic reservoirs, starters for three off-plant conveyors and more.

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