1. Tension levels
The wrong level of tension can lead to severe damage to your screen. The cloth, for example, can be torn if the panel is not properly tensioned. During screening, the rubber panel will move against the supports in the screen deck causing wear. This can be resolved by rebuilding the screen frame to the original height of the supports, reinstalling the capping rubber on top of the support, and setting the tension so that there is no vibration between the supports and underneath the rubber cloth. An improperly tensioned cloth can lead to premature failure either by cracks in the wire or damages to the synthetic materials.