Screening & Separation

Screening and separation equipment and systems

Screening separates a flow of material into multiple grades by particle size, these grades are then either further processed to an intermediary product or a finished product. Screening is an integral part of many dry material handling processes. In the context of screening or sieving equipment selection, the machines are evaluated on their ability to optimize product quality and screening efficiency. A sieve is used to process individual batches of a product, and a screen is used on a continuous flow of a product. There are many factors that are affecting the effectiveness of screens and sieves, for instance moisture, blinding, mesh size and wire diameter, capacity, cohesion, adhesion and the direction of approach of particles to the screen surface.

Magnetic separation systems are designed to remove metal contaminants from from bulk streams. Magnetic separators result in practically no product loss and are suitable for removal of regularly occurring and larger quantities of metal contamination in processing operations. Find manufacturers of screening and separation systems in our Equipment Guide.


Air Classifiers
Centrifugal Separators
Gravity Separators
Gyratory Screens
Gyratory Sieves
Magnetic Separators
Metal Detectors
Ultrasonic Separators
Vibrating Screens
Vibrating Sieves

Recommended manufacturers

Acmon Systems

Acmon Systems
Acmon Systems S.A. is an engineering company specializing in the field of Bulk material Handling solutions in a wide range of industry sectors. Acmon’s key competences involve process-engineering solutions for powders and liquids on a TurnKey basis ranging from 3D visualization design, manufacturing, installing, commissioning and start up complete with full automation and software packages along with comprehensive post-sales support."

Dinnissen Process Technology

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Dinnissen Process Technology“Trusted by the best” In 1948 we created our first machine. Today, billions of people consume products that are touched by our machines, every day. During our 70 years in business, we have become a world leader in process technology in the world of powders, particles and granules.  We’re proud to be known for our expertise, quality products and tailor-made solutions.

Elcan Industries Inc.

Elcan Industries
Since our inception in 1993, Elcan Industries has focused on developing customized solutions to screening problems that companies may be experiencing. We pride ourselves on doing the jobs that other screening companies cannot do. We are always open to trying to any separation, no matter how obscure, or difficult it may seem. We have always focused on selling the most advanced screening technologies available on the market.


Eriez is the global leader in separation and vibratory technologies. Regardless of your process and material, Eriez offers every solution for gravity, conveyed, pneumatic or liquid line flows. Employing Eriez powerful magnetic separators for ferrous contaminants and metal detectors for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals ensures your product is free of dangerous tramp metals. Eriez offers electromagnetic and mechanical vibratory feeders, conveyors and screeners for sanitary and general purpose material handling.

General Kinematics

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General Kinematics engineers and manufacturers vibrating equipment and systems for the processing of bulk materials. For six decades we've maintained a solid reputation for expert design leadership. From vibratory feeders to entire processes GK creates the solutions required to process materials for leading global organizations.


Gericke is a fourth-generation, family-owned company offering a complete range of process equipment and expert engineering services for the automated handling of dry, bulk materials. Gericke custom-designs, manufactures, installs and services pneumatic conveying systems, sifters, lump breakers, feeders, mixers, rotary valves, bag handling stations and more.

Great Western Manufacturing

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Great Western Manufacturing is a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial sifting equipment used for scalping, grading or fines removal from dry, free-flowing powders or granular materials. Each sifter is engineered to the customer’s specific application; with ease of operation, maintenance, and optimum sanitation in mind.

Kason Corporation

Kason Corporation: Bulk Solids Screening Equipment
As a leading manufacturer of industrial screening and processing equipment, Kason Corporation understands the vital role that processing equipment can play in creating quality products. We manufacture a wide range of equipment that can be utilized for screening, separating, milling, drying, cooling, dewatering, de-agglomeration, and more.

Kemutec – Part of the Schenck Process Group

Kemutec is recognised globally, as a quality brand for Sifters, Mixing Machines and Milling Machines; who form part of the Schenck Process Group. The industries Kemutec operate in include Food Processing and Powder Processing, such as for Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals. Kemutec solutions are all hygienically, custom-designed. Technologies from Kemutec enable quick size reduction, reliable screening and size classification, as well as consistent mixing and blending.

Magnattack Global

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Magnattack® Global is a family-owned and operated company specialising in foreign metal fragment control and magnetic separation solutions for the food processing industry worldwide. With over 50 years in food industry magnetics, the company manufactures High-Intensity RE80® Magnetic Separation Systems designed to reduce metal contamination risks and improve food safety and product security.

Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials (FPM)

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Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials (FPM) engineer’s cutting-edge technologies and solutions across the bulk material handling spectrum, delivering unmatched precision and accuracy for dry powder pneumatic conveying, mixing, blending, milling, sifting, screening, weighing and feeding. Additionally, the group provides highly efficient air filtration systems for dust collection applications.

Vraykos Mechanical Limited

Vraykos Mechanical Limited
Vraykos Limited specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of industrial projects. With our 30 years of experience in the field of industrial projects, our company has earned a reputation for its high quality services, punctuality and reliability. Our clientele mainly includes the largest industries that deal in food, plastics, chemicals and animal feed.

Other manufacturers

Action Equipment Company, Inc.
Advanced Detection Systems
Aggregates Equipment, Inc
Allegheny Manufacturing LLC
ALLGAIER Process Technology GmbH
Alvibra A/S
Artech Ultrasonic Systems AG
assonic Dorstener Siebtechnik GmbH
AViTEQ Vibrationstechnik GmbH
Axtel industries Ltd
AZO GmbH + Co. KG
B&P Littleford
Bauermeister Zerkleinerungstechnik GmbH
Bulkit SAS
CAMImpianti S.r.l.
Cassel Messtechnik GmbH
CECO Environmental
Comex AS
Dings Magnetics
Durex Products, Inc.
Ebbecke Verfahrenstechnik AG
Eclipse Magnetics
EXEN Corporation
Farleygreene Ltd
Ferrum Ltd.
Fortress Technology
Galaxy Sivtek
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Gericke Rotaval ltd
Goudsmit Magnetics Group
Greenwood Magnetics Ltd
Heilig Mixing Technology B.V.
HEINKEL Drying and Separation Group
Hosokawa Alpine
IFE Aufbereitungstechnik GmbH
Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
Intercem Engineering GmbH
J&M Industrial
J. Engelsmann AG
JVI Vibratory Equipment
Kason Kek-Gardner
Kinder Australia Pty Ltd
Lleal, S.A.
Loesche GmbH
Magnetic Products, Inc.
MATSUBO Corporation
Midwestern Industries
Minebea Intec
Minsterport Limited
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Munson Machinery Company, Inc.
MVT GmbH Misch- und Verfahrenstechnik Stefan Buckel
N.M. Heilig BV
Netter GmbH
NETZSCH Grinding & Dispersing
Nippon Magnetics USA, Inc
Oliver Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Palamatic Process
Pall Corporation
Prater Industries, Inc.
Progressive Industries, Inc.
Puritan Magnetics, Inc.
Rieco Industries Limited
Rotex Global, LLC.
Russell Finex Ltd
SAFER-TECH Soler Group
Scangrading ApS
Schutte Motion
Simatek Bulk Systems A/S
Sinfines Factory
Smico Manufacturing Co, Inc
Steiner Spiralförderanlage
STEINERT Elektromagnetbau GmbH
Sturtevant Inc.
TerraSource Global
Tetra Pak Powder Handling
TIETJEN Verfahrenstechnik GmbH
Van Tongeren International Limited
VibraScreener Inc.
Vibrotech Engineering S.L
Virto Group / Cuccolini srl
Walker Magnetics
Whirlwind Engineering Corporation

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Experts for Screening & Separation

George Bougioukas, Plant Manager of Acmon systems has over a 20 years of experience in plant process design for both mechanical and automation engineering in a wide range of industrial sectors. He has gained a unique knowhow of cross-cutting technologies and applications bringing the organization to reach a new industrial value chain era. George’s expertise includes applications ranging from reception and storage of raw materials, pneumatic and mechanical conveying, sieving, weighing and dosing, mixing, up to bagging and final product dispatch. Behind George there is a dedicated team of engineers who like him are constantly striving to improve design and performance of all plants Acmon systems has been delivering all around the globe for the last 30years on a turnkey basis.
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Kemutec B.V. was founded a few years ago, to enable dedicated service to Kemutec customers on the mainland of Europe. Johan Lucas, who is responsible for the Sales & Business Development of Kemutec in the Benelux, started his career 30 years ago as product manager of Kemutec. During these decades he created a long track record of projects and joint process developments in the Confectionary, Spices, Flavours, Dairy, Cereals and Bakery Ingredients. In addition to Beverages, Detergent, Pharmaceutical and the Chemical Industry with elements like feasibility studies, conceptual design, system integration, etcetera – delivering advice, components, systems or total solutions. Due to his cooperation with many leading suppliers, he developed expertise in Powder Process & Handling technologies such as sieving, classifying, breaking, crushing, milling, conveying, mixing/blending, feed/dosing & weighing. Johan’s specific knowledge in powder process applications includes crushing/de-agglomeration after dryers/spray towers, QA at filling & emptying – small/big bags, dry/wet cleaning – hygienic design, trouble-free feeding of liquid processes – dissolving & filtration. Johan enjoys a challenge to solve any kind of powder process problem. Contact him on +31 (0) 653 86 77 06,
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Calvin Ruddiman is the director of sales (Europe & Asia-Pacific) at Magnattack Global, specialists in metal separation solutions for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Calvin has over 10 years of experience working with the food industry and is an expert in finding solutions to metal contamination control issues. Having had a lifelong passion for engineering and a background in fluid and powder flow dynamics, he is equipped with a broad knowledge in stainless steel manufacturing and has expertise in meeting sensitive food requirements, as well as working with more challenging products for intrinsically safe applications. Calvin also has experience in how to capitalize on conformance to HACCP International and global ISO standards to help protect producers that are facing the real challenges in the field for magnetic fragment contamination risks. He can provide advice on product security needs on finished product, roles of metal detection and magnets, and the current status of technology for controlling magnetic contamination.
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Sunny Nwadinma is the Senior Applications Engineer at Kason Corporation. He covers product lines of circular fluidized-bed dryers, coolers and moisturizers, circular vibratory and centrifugal sifters, and static sieve screeners. He studied Engineering Technology at Essex Community College and studied Mechanical Engineering and Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He holds certificates from the Dale Carnegie course on fluidized-bed technology from the University of Wisconsin, and the Effective Facilitator Course offered by the Leadership Strategies Institute.
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More than 30 years’ experience in development and realisation projects as a project manager for feed, aqua feed and petfood. Working at Dinnissen for 20 years as account manager in feed, aqua feed and petfood division. Specialist in developing major projects with added value focussing on pneumatic conveying, mixing, drying, grinding and coating with liquid and powder systems.
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Gareth Meese works as Regional Sales Director – EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, India, and Northern Africa) for Eriez-Europe, a global leader in several key technology areas, including magnetic separation, metal detection, and material handling equipment. With nearly 20 years of experience in continuously-evolving positions, Gareth is well versed in bulk material handling applications. When Gareth joined Eriez as an Export Sales Engineer, he led several Eriez teams tasked with expanding business throughout Scandinavia, the Baltic States, and the Czech Republic. Later, as Export Sales Manager, he concentrated on growing Eriez-Europe in Russia, Europe and Northern Africa. His recent promotion expands his geographic responsibilities further with the addition of the Middle East and India. Gareth has been instrumental in pursuing Eriez’ vision and holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Cardiff University. Gareth is more than prepared to discuss and recommend a tailored solution for any unique bulk material handling application.
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Russell Grotto serves as the Director of Operations for the Toll Processing sector of Elcan Industries’ sieving business. He graduated from Union College with a BA in Managerial Economics. His father, Bob Grotto, is the founder of Elcan Industries and served on the board of PEMA for over a decade. Russ works closely with customers to help them develop catered sieving solutions to their specific products and needs. Before becoming the Director of Operations, Russ served as an operator in the toll processing plant and has hands on experience running screening machines. Russ also works closely with the manufacturers of the sieving equipment Elcan sells and was an integral part in bringing their newest line of equipment, the Hi-Sifter, to the US market place.
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Great Western Manufacturing, based in Leavenworth, Kansas, is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of custom gyratory industrial sifting equipment for dry, free-flowing, powders in food, chemical and mineral industries. Jeff Seeger has been with Great Western for 21 years and has experience in the flour milling industry. He has the most longevity in his experience with Great Western equipment among the representatives on the organization’s team of sales professionals. He helps lead the team on selecting and engineering custom sifting equipment to suit specific application requirements as well as provide on-going service and support for all Great Western customers.
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Joe Kain has worked for the Boss Products Engineering Department since September 2018. He plays a large role in the day-to-day operations of the technical side of the business spanning from our UL listed panel shop, to technical documentation, and product/industry knowledge. Throughout his tenure at Boss Products, he has become well versed in applicable NFPA publications with particular focus in NFPA 68 and 69 which helps him provide adequate recommendations for safety solutions for customers and internal staff.
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Matthew Bailey – Technical Lead

Matthew is a mechanical engineer holding an honours degree from the Auckland University of Technology and has been responsible for BFM® Global’s product development, testing and compliance programme for almost 5 years. Matt’s experience is centered on the powder handling industry with a specific focus on flexible connectors, and all the compliance requirements around them. From food to pharmaceutical and all industries in between, Matt works with our Distributor partners, end users and OEMs from Europe, Asia and the Americas to solve application challenges. He regularly attends industry tradeshows around the world and understands the complex requirements of each different market.
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