Battleship Tough

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.

CDN Pat. 2,206,981 / DE Pat. 69714152 / UK Pat. 0815956



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

Conventional Finger Screen


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    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.

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

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

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    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