Choose Your Partner
Picking the right screen media for your operation can make a significant difference in meeting production goals.
By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
Compass Wire Cloth says its aggregate screen division supplies stock and custom fabricated harpwire, finger, non-binding, urethane, and rubber screens for the aggregate industry. The company also offers related products, which include clamp rails, channel and skirtboard rubber, screen bolts, and test sieves.
Some screens offer unique shapes and designs which are said to increase production.
The Western Group offers anti -blinding and anti-pegging Z-Slot screens in three configurations — straight Zs, Z Diamonds, and Z Herringbones — to best match the application. All three are manufactured with either polyurethane strips or wire spacers.
Hoyt Wire Cloth says its new Hi-Rise screen offers improved open area and screening action because of its shaped, rather than round, wire. According to the company, it can carry heavier deck loads because it is up to 55 percent stronger than traditional screen cloth panels. The screen is available in oil-tempered and full-hard stainless-steel wire with openings from 3/16 inches through 2 inches.
Self-cleaning screens can help increase production by reducing downtime due to blinding, pegging, or clogging.
Major Wire says its Flex-Mat 3 self-cleaning screen media employs independently vibrating wires that better separate material, virtually eliminating blinding, pegging, or clogging and increasing product throughput by up to 40 percent over traditional woven wire or polyurethane panels. Flex-Mat 3 is available for modular or tensioned screen decks.
Buffalo Wire Works says its Clean PFX Series self-cleaning screens allow a more efficient use of available screening surface area and, thus, greater production of spec product. According to the company, the polyurethane strips allow individual wires to vibrate independently from one another at variable frequencies, preventing material build-up, and the formed lap prevents contamination or premature failure.
Modular screen media offers users the ability to replace only the worn or damaged portion of a screen, thereby reducing replacement costs.