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Major Wire Names Valley Equipment New Screen Media Dealer


Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited has named Valley Equipment Co. Inc., as its new screen media Authorized Dealer in Oregon, eastern Washington, northern and southwestern Idaho, and Hawaii. The dealership will offer all of Major Wire’s screen media solutions, including the advanced technology Flex-Mat 3 Self-Cleaning Screen Media in tensioned and modular versions and OptimumWire Woven Wire.

For more than 25 years, Valley Equipment has specialized in setting up complete crushing, screening and conveying systems, along with the screen media that ensures each operation reaches its production goals. With a Salem, Ore. location and its new Spokane, Wash. facility, it can quickly meet aggregate and mining customers’ screen media needs in its entire territory.

“With two ideal locations and extensive experience, Valley Equipment can easily meet its territory’s increasing self-cleaning screen media demand,” said Jean Leblond, Major Wire president. “Our Flex-Mat 3 Tensioned and Modular helps producers achieve higher throughput, increase screen capacity and production, and eliminate common blinding and pegging problems. It’s a perfect complement to their complete systems expertise and prevents material bottlenecks that often result from traditional screen media.”

Major Wire’s advanced Flex-Mat 3 High-Performance, Self-Cleaning Screen Media technology is available in a tensioned version as an alternative to traditional woven wire and a modular version designed to replace polyurethane and rubber modular screen panels. Independently vibrating wires increase product throughput by up to 40 percent over traditional woven wire or polyurethane panels by increasing screening action and open area and eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging. Flex-Mat 3 panels provide up to 30 percent more screen capacity than woven wire and up to 50 percent more screen capacity than polyurethane and rubber panels.

Major Wire’s OptimumWire Woven Wire has a unique chemical makeup that provides up to 40 percent longer wear life when compared to traditional woven wire of the same diameter, according to the company. Delivering the industry’s best combination of ductility, hardness and tensile strength, OptimumWire is less susceptible to breaking in high-impact conditions and with highly abrasive materials, so it lasts longer and minimizes labor, maintenance and lost production costs.

“Our team understands crushing and screening applications vary from site to site, and that the equipment and screen media solutions must do the same,” said Steve Ponder, Valley Equipment sales manager. “Major Wire’s product line provides us with a valuable tool to solve common screening problems with many different materials.”