Fine glass recycling like you have never seen: Virto-Cuccolini X-Line opens new perspectives

Fine glass is a valuable resource for many industries and Virto-Cuccolini X-Line has granted a fundamental role in it!

Glass sand (< 1 mm) is an important source for silica within the glass manufacturing and the chemical industry. 

Virto-Cuccolini is proud to support these industries and glass recycling companies in presenting them the ultimate solution for fine dry screening: our X-Line series.

Our recent supply to a fine glass recycling company is presented in below video – watch our X-Line RS 2814 in action:

Are you a glass recycling Company and are you looking for the ultimate fine screening solution that X-Line can supply to you? Fill-in the below form to get more information from our Virto-Cuccolini Sales team!




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    A note by our Founder, Alexandre Gaydamak (originally appeared: April 10, 2019 on LinkedIn):

    For centuries the Mechanical Screening Industry has followed the same fundamental logic:

    Agitate the body and the screening media as a singular entity of the machine.

    The hope is to maximise the amount of energy retained on the mesh from the motion of the screener.

    Thereby, agitating the material and maximising the opportunity for undersize particles to pass.

    Whether by hand, from antiquity, or with modern day powerful electric vibratory motors, the logic has remained the same.

    Find the best combination of machine size, energy input and strength to build vibratory screens to process material.

    However one of the biggest challenges remains the prevention of the mesh from clogging and blinding.

    In the quest to deliver more energy to the mesh, manufacturers have continued to design and build machines that can operate with higher G-force inputs.

    Today’s modern designs can apparently operate with as much as 10 G-force of energy.

    Anything higher results in structural failures of the equipment.

    Will there be a technological disruption

    that massively increases this energy input

    without putting the structural integrity under question or at risk? 

    Centuries of development have maxed out at 10 G-force.

    After all of this progress, users are still faced with the same age-old challenges, high energy input, results in high usage of consumables and requires substantial energy inputs.

    In addition, the footprint of screens has continued to increase as more structural weight was engineered into the design thus increasing the power consumption further.

    Is there a disruptive technology out there that has fundamentally changed the method of delivering energy efficiently to the screen media?

    Is there a technology

    that can deliver 100s of G-force

    directly to the point where it is needed the most?

     

    Is that technology able to physically withstand the rigors of such high forces, and do so with relatively small machine foot prints and substantially low energy inputs?

    This would truly be a game changer and a fundamental technological disruption.

     

    “Oscillation will accomplish wonders” – Nikola Tesla

     

    Disruptive innovations tend to be produced by outsiders and entrepreneurs in startups, rather than existing market-leading companies.

    The business environment of market leaders does not allow them to pursue disruptive innovations when they first arise, because they are not profitable enough at first and because their development can take scarce resources away from sustaining innovations.

    A disruptive process can take longer to develop than a conventional approach and the risks associated with it are incrementally greater than evolutionary forms of innovations.

    However, once they are deployed to the market, they achieve a much faster penetration and higher degree of impact.

    When a technology that has the potential for revolutionising an industry emerges, established companies typically see it as unattractive: it’s not something their mainstream customers want, and its projected profit margins are not sufficient to cover big-company cost structures.

    As a result, the new technology tends to get ignored in favor of what is currently popular with the preferred customers.

    But then another company steps in to bring the innovation to a new market.

    Once the disruptive technology becomes established, smaller-scale innovations and upgrades rapidly raise the technology’s performance on attributes that mainstream customers value.

     

    This is what Virto Group has achieved.

     

    After 15 years of research and development and over 450 screening units sold worldwide in industries ranging from mineral mining beneficiation to aggregates and fine metal powders.

    Virto Group has proven that the Virto X Line screening technology is a disruptive innovation.

     

    The Virto X Line is the only disruptive innovation

    in mechanical screening technology for the past 150 years.

     

    Different sets of values:

    • Up to 500Gs acceleration to the screening surface,
    • Highest efficiency and throughput per square meter of screening surface in the market,
    • Overtaking the market for hard to screen materials (from 20mm with 25% moisture content and below 1mm with up to 7 % moisture content).

     

    Will you join the evolutionary process of mechanical vibratory screening?

     

    Followers risk losing their competitive edge to other players in their industry.

    Find out for yourself and contact Virto Group.

    We welcome the opportunity to prepare a feasibility study and test your products in our dedicated test center for all your screening applications – ensuring the project is technically feasible and economically justifiable.

    Contact us on support@virtogroup.com

    VIRTO changes the screening game.

    YOU CAN RECEIVE OUR FREE ADVICE TO SELECT THE TYPE OF SIEVE MORE SUITABLE TO YOUR PROCESSING NEEDS, BY CONTACTING US




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      Particle size in powder coating production is critical for the creation of high quality final products within required specifications.

      Every powder coating producer is tightly regulating their process in order to always achieve best possible results. After the micronizing stage, the powder mixture is sieved in order to select the required particle size range and have it free from contaminations which might manipulate the high electrostatic charge their powder coating is designed for.

      Powder coating components (among which metal oxides or pigments) are dry, yet prone to agglomeration. Moreover, they tend to blind the mesh and therefore, an efficient cleaning system is always needed in a screening application, in order to keep the process fluid.

      Traditional vibrating sieves, usually employed in this industry, represent however some limits: their metallic meshes may leave traces into the sieved product following the application of mechanical or ultra-sonic cleaning systems. On the other hand, by eliminating the cleaning option, it is difficult to achieve screening of fine particle sizes. Finally, in order to overcome the blinding issue, screening precision is frequently sacrificed, with mesh aperture typically selected at a bigger size than it should.

      It is here that Virto-Cuccolini’s patented multi-frequency X-Line screeners series come into play, bringing to powder coating industry an unprecedented technological solution to critical points in screening phase. 

      As our numerous supplies in powder coating industry demonstrate, X-Line is able to sieve powders within a contamination-free process, at a higher precision (i.e. 88 µm instead of 180 µm previously applied by one of our Customers) and at a higher capacity: in facts, our Nylon/Polyurethane mesh cleaning is performed by our special multi-frequency device, directly applied onto the mesh to keep it free from blinding. This all turns also into a screener size advantage, because our X-Line can be smaller than a traditional vibrating sieve.

      This video, performed for testing our X-Line’s screening ability with aluminium oxide, perfectly shows our X-Line’s ability to sieve powders fluidly:

      In a few words, Virto-Cuccolini’s X-Line is able to limit electrostatic dispersion within powder coating production, thanks to:

      Would you like to check how Virto-Cuccolini’s X-Line is able to improve your powder coating production process? Contact us!

      CUCCOLINI is always unique and original.

      You can receive our free advice to select the type of sieve more suitable to your processing needs, by contacting us




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