Why does a horizontal screen have more g-force than an inclined screen? | Telsmith

Why does a horizontal screen have more g-force than an inclined screen?

In this video, Mike Stecker, Lead Project Engineer at Telsmith, explains why a horizontal screen has more g-force than an inclined screen.

A horizontal screen tends to have more g-force or acceleration than an inclined screen because it has a greater throw. The throw on an inclined screen is usually around 3/8″ whereas the throw on a horizontal screen is closer to 7/16″

The reason for this has to do with the shape of the throw.

– On an inclined screen, the throw is closer to a circle so the vertical and horizontal components are essentially the diameter of that circle.

– On a horizontal screen, the throw is linear and typically at about 45 degrees, which means that the throw is the hypotenuse of a right triangle.

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