FlipScreen is a multi-purpose screening attachment, built by model for any volume and any material, that has proven a revolution in the screening industry.
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Questions to ask before buying a Screening Bucket. An analysis of screening bucket features.
With most other “screening attachments”, as soon as the material is scooped, it will spill through the bucket. The FlipScreen’s base is similar to that of a standard bucket which is watertight, enabling the operator to drive around the site with a full load without spilling.
With a Flipscreen, simply unlatch the load binders on the mesh, re-enter the carrier, and upon activating the hydraulics, the old mesh is released. Then move the bucket to the new mesh, and on operating the hydraulics, the new screen is rotated onto the bucket, which can then be secured. Under 5 minutes, with no tools, one operator and on-site.
FlipScreens are built using durable, high-grade seals enabling them to screen underwater, transforming it from a screener into a mobile wash plant.
Flipscreens are built from high tensile steel, with no internal moving parts. Its’ action keeps material within the confines of the bucket. This means it can screen any material it can scoop such as concrete with reinforced steel, and scrap metal. Other attachments struggle to achieve this, and those with internal moving shafts find entanglement with reinforced steel a disaster.
Around the world, FlipScreens are being used to clear landmines and have successfully cleared thousands of landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) with a 100% demining rate.
Compared to other attachments on the market, FlipScreen has the largest screening surface area of its class, which explains the high volume screening rates. For example, a WL180 wheel loader screening bucket has a screen surface area of 73.2 square feet (6.8 square meters). Every 2.5 seconds, the material is inverted and then travels the whole area of the mesh.
The FlipScreen can break into the unexcavated ground. Some other screener buckets, if care isn’t taken while scooping, can structurally damage the attachment or distort the inner barrel. Not operator error but simply poor design. This saves time as there is no need to take off the attachment and use rippers and standard buckets to stockpile the material separately.
After approx. 3 rotations (7.5 seconds), fines are screened and the exposed lumps will start to be smashed onto the rear mesh, from the unique action of the Flipscreen as it lifts and flips the material. This enables the operator to either break up the remaining lumps or tip them. Some attachments can’t break up material, e.g. washing machine types.
FlipScreens have replaced hundreds of so-called portable screening plants all over the world in the scrap industry as this type of application is simply impossible to achieve with a standard portable screening plant. Flipscreens can easily screen corrosive fertilizer with our stainless steel mesh.
The standard mesh range for FlipScreens starts at a 3 mm aperture and goes all the way up to 300 mm aperture (0.12″ to 12″). Custom meshes can also be designed on demand for particular applications.
The FlipScreen’s inward spiraling action means that it can easily be converted into a concrete mixer by way of a FlipScreen mixing plate. This replaces the mesh and transforms the bucket into a mixer.
The FlipScreen’s revolutionary, “plug and play” smart valve enables the attachment to be switched between carriers without hydraulic alterations. This saves time and money. In many cases it enables the FlipScreen to take “incorrect” pressures and flows while maintaining the correct speed and action without any negative effects to the FlipScreen or carrier. The end result is ramping up to the correct speed and torque and ramping down smoothly to zero.
FlipScreen has multiple models to ensure that each carrier combination is within safe working tolerance to not overload. Do not use attachments with unrealistic carrier weight range as these will cause dangerous overloading. Add the weight of the attachment and the load capacity multiplied by the relative weight of the material to ensure that you are not endangering your operator.
Other than the mini FlipScreens, all units come with a reversible, bolt-on cutting edge. Which means new cutting edges can be fitted in the field without needing to cut out the cutting edge and weld in a new one. Most screening buckets do not have this feature. This feature is needed as the durable FlipScreens have a long operating life.
FlipScreen offers the biggest range of carrier options to replicate the standard bucket on each. Allowing for standard functions & screening. It feels like a standard bucket on an excavator and the operator can see through to the cutting edge on a loader. The FlipScreen is watertight, enabling the operator to drive the site with a full load without spilling.
The inside of the FlipScreen is completely empty, relying purely on the external shape to carry out its functions. This allows screening of almost any material. Some screening attachments have multiple moving internal parts, producing a high wearing environment and prone to fouling, jamming and tangling of material such as wire and string which are commonly found in waste.
FlipScreen is outstanding as a blender, whether it be with a normal mesh or with the mixing plate attached. The unique, flipping action ensures that material is combined thoroughly. Other screening attachments don’t report to be mixers.
The FlipScreen can be used to load trucks. Screening directly into the truck, or scooping and dumping like a standard bucket. The FlipScreen still has a normal crowd function of a standard bucket. Other screening attachments are not suited for this as they inherently start to spill as soon as material is scooped ruling them out as a loading bucket.
FlipScreen is a patented innovation like no other screening solution on the market. The FlipScreen has won many industry innovation awards due to its unique design. All FlipScreen design and manufacturing is carried out by Flip Screen Australia to a very high standard. Other screening attachments have many manufacturers/copies, many of which are poorly fabricated in third-world countries.
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Screening buckets are scoops attached to an excavator or loader who’s function is to separate large particles from small ones. Screening buckets are motorised machines that are attached to excavators and loaders. Some screening buckets, also known as Screening attachments can mix concrete and aggregates, and double as a standard loading bucket without spillage.
Most screening buckets can screen the basic soft materials such as sand and small rocks. And most will do so in dry conditions. However, some screening buckets can screen harsh corrosive materials, wet materials or even underwater. And then some can even screen scrap metals, engine parts, etc. Tough material.