Flex-Mat® 3 Increases Throughput While Reducing Downtime

AggMan Staff | Published on December 16, 2009

Candiac, Quebec, Canada – Flex-Mat® 3 High-Performance, Self-Cleaning Screen Media from Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited helps operations increase screen capacity and material throughput while reducing downtime. Available for modular or tensioned screen decks, Flex-Mat 3 panels have more open area, providing up to 30 percent more screen capacity than woven wire and up to 50 percent more screen capacity than polyurethane and rubber panels. It employs independently vibrating wires that increase product throughput by up to 40 percent over traditional woven wire or polyurethane panels by increasing open area and eliminating any blinding, pegging and clogging. To date, Flex-Mat 3 is operating in more than 20,000 applications worldwide.  


Some aggregate producers are switching to larger screen boxes to gain added capacity. For example, woven wire users have switched from 5′ x 16′ to 6′ x 20′ screen boxes, while some modular panel users have expanded from 8′ x 20′ to 8′ x 24′ or even 8′ x 26′ screen boxes. Typically, producers can gain the same or more capacity by trying Flex-Mat 3 first and save up to $50,000 or more in costs associated with purchasing larger screen boxes.


For tensioned screen decks, Flex-Mat 3’s signature lime green polyurethane strips align to the screen box’s crown bars and hold individual wires in place as they run from hook to hook. Wear life exceeds that of woven wire up to three times because there are no cross wires with high wear spots like there are with woven wire. On modular screen decks, Flex-Mat 3’s modular panels install easily, similar to traditional polyurethane and rubber panels. On both screen types, Flex-Mat 3’s wires vibrate independently to better separate material, virtually eliminating blinding, pegging or clogging. This minimizes downtime spent cleaning or replacing screen cloth, increasing production time. Flex-Mat 3 is the ideal screening solution in many applications, including aggregate, mining, sand & gravel, aglime, C&D recycle, coal, slag, talc, asphalt, top soil, salt, mulch, industrial minerals and green waste.

 

Flex-Mat 3 provides benefits on every screen box deck: eliminating near-size pegging on top decks, producing cleaner retained product through the middle decks and preventing fine material blinding on bottom decks. On modular screen decks, Flex-Mat 3 modular   polyurethane panels can replace existing screen media on each deck wherever throughput is compromised or can replace the entire deck for maximum production.


Flex-Mat 3 tensioned is available in the industry’s broadest range of opening sizes—30 mesh to 4 inches—and with the widest range of application-specific wire diameters, enabling Major Wire to fine tune each screen’s production to its greatest potential. Flex-Mat 3 is available in the following configurations: a diamond-shaped Series D for most standard applications; wave-patterned Series S for removal of fines; triangular Series T for heavy scalping or fine screening; and Double-Wire for high-impact applications.


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 woven tempered and stainless steel wire cloth; and polyurethane panels 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; e-mail major@majorwire.cc or visit www.majorwire.cc.

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