Vibrating Equipments- Dewatering Screen



Whilst enjoying immense popularity for many years on small horizontal and inclined screens, STAR TRACE is the first company in the world to perfect this simple drive arrangement on large horizontal and inclined screens.This single development has resulted in tremendous advantages as far as reduced maintenance, compactness and simplicity are concerned. Besides the simplicity of the drive, many other features have been incorporated to provide a machine which is specifically designed for heavy duty applications, long life, and low operating and maintenance costs, at a competitive price.The standard range of screens is presented later in the brochure, and these are normally available on short delivery.


The advantages of STAR TRACE's Horizontal Vibrating Screens is that use of the following equipment has now been rendered unnecessary:

  • External drive, with vee-belts or cardan shafts.
  • Oilbath oscillators, with synchronising gears and oil leaks.
  • Motor support stand, or overhead structure for motor support.
  • Snubbers - the screen-mounted drive has eliminated the need for snubbers to reduce damage to vee-belts and external motors during the large oscillations that normally occur during stopping.
  • Bearing failure is limited to the bearing itself. Particles from a failed bearing cannot circulate in an oilbath and cause possible damage to other bearings and synchronising gears.
  • Campactness - screens can be positioned very closely with a minimum of space wastage.
  • A vibrator motor needing reconditioning can easily be exchanged for a standby unit, with a minimum of downtime.
  • Due to the absence of gears and vee-belts, the units use less power than conventional drives.


The inherent simplicity of the drive arrangement ensures the minimum possible maintenance.


The screens can be adapted by the factory to meet special requirements regarding plant layout, screen performance and environmental constraints.

Screens are frequently manufactured in various grades of stainless steel for the chemical industry and protected by special painting systems for severe conditions in the mining industry.

Specify your particular requirements, or enquire about the range of features, accessories, painting systems and materials of construction currently available.


These rugged, heavy duty units are exceptionally well insulated against the ingress of dust and water. Their IP 55 protection ensures that the units can operate in wet conditions, such as in washing and dewatering applications.

A very generous holding-down bolt design is incorporated. A common complaint in the past has often been that vibratory motors tended to come loose.

A great deal of thought and attention has been given to the fastening design of these motors. When compared with other makes of vibratory motors, the holding-down bolts are often in excess of 50-100% over designed. This, together with stress-relieved and machined surfaces and correctly torched nuts and locknuts, results in an exceptionally secure vibrator fastening system.

When two vibratory motors of the same frequency are fixed to a rigid common base, which is freely suspended, or supported and run in opposite directions to each other, they automatically synchronise to produce a straight line motion. When this motion is applied to a screen, the result is a horizontal action screen suitable for screening, conveying and dewatering of a large variety of products in limited headroom situations.


  1. Individually Replaceable Cross Members

    Instead of the old type of fabricated screen decks, all STAR TRACE screens now incorporate a unique bolted deck arrangement. This means that when wear occurs and deck replacement become necessary, only the worn sections are replaced. This is far easier than stripping the entire screen and handling large, heavy fabricated frames. When polyurethane panels are to be fitted to screens up to and including 1 200 mm in width, the panels are located directly into the individually replaceable cross members. The panel and cross member, by direct impingement of the material being screened, is prevented. On larger screens, the cross members can be rubber-lined for protection.

  2. Angle Runner System for polyurethane Modular Units

    One of the most common complaints with conventional frames for polyurethane panels is the premature wear of the pinholes in the deck, with resultant loosening of the panels. On screens over 1200 mm in width, easily replaceable angle runners are provided to secure the polyurethane panels. With wear, only those runners affected need be replaced, thus reducing costs and downtime.

  3. Flat Bar Runner System for Woven Wire Decks

    As in the angle runner system for polyurethane decks, the flat bar stringers are bolted to the cross members, resulting in an easy to maintain deck arrangement.

  4. Automatic Alignment of Tensioning Bolts for side Tensioned woven wire decks.

    The illustration show clearly the simplicity of this device. The swivel half cups automatically align the tensing bolts to the exact angle to accommodate various wire thicknesses.

  5. Built-in, Lined Feed Boxes and Discharge Lips

    The simplicity of the design of these built in items ensures that feed boxes and discharge lips cannot come loose.

  6. Stress Relieving

    The entire welded fabrication is stress relieved to ensure that all residual welding stresses are removed.

  7. Screening Surface

    The screens can be fitted with a variety of screening surfaces, such as punched plate, tensioned woven wire, polyurethane or rubber mats, plug-in polyurethane panels, or wedge wire panels.


Star trace pioneered the use of vibratory motor drive on large horizontal screens with advantage to the user simplicity, compactness, and reduced installation and maintenance costs.

By mounting the entire drive mechanism on the screen the following equipment is made redundant: external drive motor, motor support structure, V-belts or Cardon shaft drive connections, oscillator timing gears, and snubbers for protecting the drive components during start-up and shut-down.

Designed for either dry or4 wet operation, these machines give outstanding service in product sizing, degritting, medium-recovery, trash removal and desliming applications. Screen sizes range from 300 X 900 mm to 3000 X 9000 mm in single and multi-deck configurations. Deck materials include perforated plate, woven wire mesh, polyurethane, rubber and wedge-wire.

Accessories include dust enclosures, integral spray-pipes, and sub-frames to further isolate the screen supports from transmitted vibration loads.

Non-standerd screen sizes are manufactured to order and screens can be supplied in stainless steel and 3CR12.


Star Trace produces a range of inclined screen to suit specific requirements. Deck sizes range from 450 x 900 mm to 3000 x 9000 mm.

Machines up to 1200 x 1500 mm deck size are powered by single vibrator motor, simplifying installation and maintenance requirements.

Larger machines either employ the tried and tested externally driven single oscillator mechanism or paired vibrator motor.

As with the Horizontal Screens, screening surfaces include punched plate, woven mesh, rubber and polyurethane panels.

The machines can be supplied with dust enclosures, water sprays and sub-frames, integral under pans and oversize chutes.


Origination From The Successful Range Of Horizontal Screen, Star trace has developed a series of dewatering screens.

Specifically designed for operation in product dewatering applications, Star Trace Dewatering Screens are providing the same benefits in wet-processing plants as the as the Horizontal Screens have given since 1977.

Powered by vibratory motors, Star Trace Dewatering Screens are manufactured in deck size ranging from 600 x 1800mm to 3000 x 6000 mm. Deck surface are either modular polyurethane panels or stainless steel wedge-wire to suit the individual application.

As Dewatering Screens are normally operated at 2 - 50 upward inclination, Star Trace Dewatering screens feature supplementary drain panels in the back and side plates, to facilitate the removal of free water.

  1. A 900 x 2700 mm Dewatering screens with polyurethane deck panels and wedge wire drainage panels, driven by two vibratory motors.
  2. Detail of the feed end of a dewatering screen showing the sloped feed section and polyurethane deck panels.


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