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The secret to gaining a competitive edge is to place separation technology in first place – as a primary solution. The innovative TAPER-SLOT® Screen is designed to excel in challenging applications that conventional screens cannot handle. The TAPER-SLOT® has a proven track record of superior reliability and consistent performance.



Unlike conventional finger screens, the highly efficient TAPER-SLOT® Screen, with lateral wedge members offers the following benefits for superior screening performance:

Conventional Finger Screen



    Lateral wedge deflectors prevent material from shifting laterally and catching under or wrapping around finger tips, thus allowing the screen to remain clean for maximum screening efficiency.


    Lateral wedge deflectors prevent longer, often oversized materials from shifting sideways under a finger tip and falling into the accepts.


    Lateral wedge deflectors prevent undesirable “finger–bending” and function as gussets under each finger to provide the ultimate in rigidity for long screen life.


    Staggered fingers and divergent openings allow particles the opportunity to self-relieve / cam-out.


  • No plugging, blinding, or hang-ups common to conventional perforated or wire mesh screens
  • Accurate sizing
  • Screen multiple sizes per unit
  • High throughput performance
  • Easy to install, maintain, and operate
  • Screen sections are modular and easily changeable
  • Eliminates belt conveyors
  • Does not “fluff” or increase material volumes of lightweight materials such as paper
  • No periodic stops or re-tunes due to material wrapping around fingers, discs, shafts, gears, chains or sprockets
  • Safe. Unlike trommels (rotating perforated cylinders), the TAPER-SLOT® Screen isn’t dangerous to fix and maintain
  • Minimum horsepower and operating costs
  • Distributes material flow at a regulated rate to downstream equipment such as a sort line or grinder
  • Each TAPER-SLOT® Screen is customized to meet application requirements including apertures with optimized open area


  • Construction & Demolition (C&D)
  • Scrap Tires
  • Landfill Reclamation
  • Compost
  • Auto Shredder Residue (ASR)
  • Wood Waste
  • Aggregate & Dirt
  • Commingled Recyclables
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Commercial Waste
  • Metal from Bottom Ash
  • Glass, Plastics, & Metal
  • Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)
  • Electronic Waste (E-Scrap)
  • And many other materials