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Modular Panels Feature Vibrating Wire Flex-Mat


Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited now offers a full line of new 1- x 2-ft. (305- x 610-mm) Flex-Mat 3 Self-Cleaning Modular screen media panels.

This new screen media size fits virtually any flat-surface screen deck, so screening operations using traditional 1- x 1-ft. (305- x 305-mm) and 1- x 2-ft. polyurethane and rubber panels can increase their existing screening capacity and in-spec material throughput up to 50 percent.

Screening operations can choose between pin-, grooved-, snap- and step-types in opening sizes of 30 mesh, or 0.0197 in. (0.5 mm), up to 1.575 in. (40 mm). Proven Flex-Mat 3 Modular 1- x 1-ft. panels were introduced earlier in 2007.

Both Flex-Mat 3 Modular’s 1- x 1-ft. and 1- x 2-ft. panels provide up to 50 percent more screen media open area than traditional rigid polyurethane and rubber panels. In addition, each new 1- x 2-ft. Flex-Mat 3 Modular panel increases total screen media open area by up to 55 percent when compared to using two traditional 1- x 1-ft. polyurethane or rubber panels to cover the same screen deck area. No screen box changes are necessary to switch to the larger panels.

One key to Flex-Mat 3’s success in both tensioned and modular screen media is its independently vibrating wire technology. It increases product throughput over traditional rigid polyurethane and rubber panels by creating more screening action and eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging.

Flex-Mat 3 Modular panels install easily using the same fastening systems as traditional polyurethane and rubber panels and are available in both stainless steel and Major Wire’s proprietary OptimumWire. Wire diameters range from 0.025 in. to 3/8 in. (0.6 mm to 9.5 mm). Snap- and step-types are available in 1- x 2-ft. sizes, while the pin- and grooved-types are available in both 1- x 1-ft. and 1- x 2-ft. sizes.

Both Tensioned and Modular Flex-Mat 3 are ideal screening solutions in many applications, including aggregate, mining, sand and gravel, aglime, recycled concrete and asphalt, C&D recycle, coal, slag, talc, top soil, salt, mulch, industrial minerals and green waste.

Major Wire, www.majorwire.cc