New media panels for harsh screening conditions

By | 2022-06-24T10:47:01+00:00 June 24th, 2022|

MAJOR introduces FLEX-MAT Modular PLUS screen media panels. The benefits of this media include a high open area, efficient stratification, no blinding or pegging — combined with a new and improved wear life comparable to polyurethane screen media.

“We’re always looking at ways to help producers get the best end product. What better way than to optimise the design of our efficient screening product for even better performance,” says Bernard Betts, president of the company. “This new screen media panel is just that. A proven, reliable solution to achieve heightened screening performance and improve the bottom line.”

FLEX-MAT Modular PLUS is specially designed to withstand harsh screening conditions with the most abrasive materials, such as granite and basalt. Image credit: Major Wire Industries Ltd.

FLEX-MAT Modular PLUS is specially designed to withstand harsh screening conditions with the most abrasive materials, such as granite and basalt. Image credit: Major Wire Industries Ltd.

The efficiency-enhancing characteristics of the company’s screen media, including the modular PLUS series, are created by bonding OPTIMUMWIRE® — the industry’s longest-lasting wire — with distinctive lime-green polyurethane strips rather than weaving them. This allows wires to vibrate independently from end to end under material contact. The high frequency of the wires — 8,000 to 10,000 cycles per minute — adds to the vibration of the screen box — 800 to 900 cycles per minute — to speed up material separation and passing. The increased screening action improves material throughput while virtually eliminating near-size pegging on the top decks and fine material blinding and clogging on the bottom decks, resulting in a lower cost of production per ton. Additionally, the media offers up to five times longer wear life than traditional woven wire and produces a cleaner retained product.

The new media panel series is available in a variety of patterns, including the D, S and T series. The D series features a standard square pattern, which is ideal for precise sizing. The S series maximises open area, virtually eliminates blinding, and reduces fine contamination. The T series enhances screening for particles below 0.059 inches (1.5 millimeters) and features small openings to minimise blinding. The screen media is secured through either grooved, step, or pin and leg panels.

These screen media panels are available in either the patented OPTIMUMWIRE or 304 stainless steel wire. In addition to modular panels, the new modular PLUS media is available in tensioned sections for use on crown decks.