Let’s start at the beginning. A common problem seen throughout the industry, both in dry and wet screening, is how material is presented to the vibrating screen. You can’t dump material directly from a chute, pipe, or belt onto a vibrating screen and expect optimum efficiency. A vibrating screen is a separation device and trying to make it do something it’s not designed to do will only cause problems. In order to increase the wear-life of vibrating screen components and screen media, in addition to maximizing screening efficiency, starts with how material is fed to the machine. This is accomplished by introducing a customized feed system between the feed point and the vibrating screen. Proper design of a feed box, flat or curved sieve, or configurations of both will take into consideration the surrounding area and the source of feed in order to give you the most out of your vibrating screen.