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.