Flex-Mat® 3 Double-Wire™ Provides Increased Durability & Throughput In Heavy, Abrasive Applications
Better Roads Staff | June 5, 2012
Candiac, Quebec, Canada – Flex-Mat® 3 Double-Wire™ High-Performance, Self-Cleaning Screen Media from Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited increases production when screening high-impact, heavy and abrasive aggregate material on top decks. The side-by-side wire design adds a slight spring to the wire that absorbs impact from heavy material or when it is dropped from a longer distance. Flex-Mat 3 vibrating wire technology combined with this side-by-side wire design, increases screen capacity and throughput, while eliminating pegging on top decks and the “popcorn effect” often seen when single wire is used to screen high-impact and heavy materials. Flex-Mat 3 Double-Wire’s two wires lie flat against each other, so crimps do not protrude upward and interfere with material flow, and the flat screen surface extends wear life up to three times when compared to traditional woven wire with high wear spots. To date, Major Wire’s Flex-Mat 3 technology has been proven in more than 20,000 applications worldwide.
Flex-Mat 3 Double-Wire uses the same screen media technology as traditional Flex-Mat 3, which provides up to 30 percent more screen capacity than woven wire and up to 50 percent more screen capacity than polyurethane and rubber panels. Distinctive lime-green polyurethane strips bond individual wires as they run from hook to hook and allow them to vibrate independently at different frequencies, eliminating blinding, pegging and clogging. In addition, the independently vibrating wire technology increases product throughput by up to 40 percent over traditional woven wire and polyurethane or rubber panels.
Flex-Mat 3 Double-Wire is available in wire diameters up to 3/8 inches (9.5 mm) and opening sizes up to 4 inches (101.6 mm). Made from OptimumWire®, which is manufactured with high carbon and manganese content to create the industry’s best combination of ductility, hardness and tensile strength, Flex-Mat 3 Double-Wire is less susceptible to breaking in high-impact conditions with highly abrasive materials. It produces more in-spec material than traditional woven wire of the same diameter, minimizing the associated labor, maintenance and lost production costs.
Flex-Mat 3 Double-Wire is the ideal screening solution in many markets, including aggregate, mining, sand & gravel, aglime, recycled concrete and asphalt, C&D recycle, coal, slag, talc, top soil, salt, mulch, industrial minerals and green waste.
Celebrating more than 125 years in business, Major Wire Industries Limited designs, manufactures and markets screening solutions, including Flex-Mat® 3 High-Performance, Self-Cleaning Screen Media in Tensioned and Modular versions, OptimumWireÒ and stainless steel woven wire cloth for the quarry, mining, recycling and industrial markets. Major Wire is ISO 9001:2008 registered. For more information, contact Major Wire Industries Limited, 225 North Montcalm Blvd., Candiac, Québec, Canada J5R 3L6; telephone: 450.659.7681; fax: 450.659.5570; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its website at http://www.majorwire.cc/.
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