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Russell Finex has introduced an industrial-safety sieve with customised big bag tipping station to help sports nutrition manufacturers up-scale production while improving operator health and safety.

The sieving solutions company recently helped a health supplements producer, for example, expand its production capacity to meet increased demand.

The producer needed a sieving solution that was flexible enough to be used at two separate stages of the production process – when raw ingredients entered the factory, and before the final product was packaged.

For both stages, the company required a sieve with a big bag tipping platform that could handle bulk bags of material.

After consultation with Russell Finex engineers, a bespoke version of the Russell Compact 3in1 Sieve was supplied, a safety sieve with sack tipping platform designed to check screen hand-fed ingredients through safe low-level bag emptying.

The Russell Compact 3in1 Sieve, usually supplied with a 600mm diameter sieve unit, was upscaled to 900mm in size to meet the required capacity.

The larger surface area of the sieve provides efficient screening at the requisite throughput of two tonnes per hour, whilst the larger motor is powerful enough to ensure the fatty and sticky whey powders do not block the mesh by transferring stronger vibrations to the mesh area.

With a quick-release clamping system, the 3in1 Sieve allows for tool-free access to the mesh, ensuring minimal downtime for cleaning and inspection.

By checking the quality of both the incoming raw ingredients and the final product before packaging, the customer can ensure their product is of a high quality.