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Astec unveils new portable screen plant

By |  July 27, 2022
Astec says its latest portable screen plant, the PTSC2828VM, features an 8-ft. x 18-ft. top deck and an 8-ft. x 12-ft. bottom deck. Photo: Astec

Astec says its latest portable screen plant, the PTSC2818VM, features an 8-ft. x 18-ft. top deck and an 8-ft. x 12-ft. bottom deck. Photo: Astec

Astec Industries’ Materials Solutions Group launched a portable high-frequency screen plant in the PTSC2818VM.

The plant is equipped with an 8-ft. x 18-ft. top deck and an 8-ft. x 12-ft. bottom deck. It also features externally-mounted vibrators at the ends of the tappets for more aggressive screening action.

Astec says the screen’s design creates higher g-force and reduces heat load from material to motors compared to single, center-mounted vibrators, allowing 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.

Similar to other PTSC plants, the 2818VM features a nominal 54-in. x 38-ft. delivery conveyor with hydraulic drive and full-length skirtboards. The chassis is fitted with manually-operating support legs, outriggers for additional support and folding walkways along the screen, according to Astec.

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

Jack Kopanski

About the Author:

Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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