Break Your Bottleneck


August 1, 2013

Whether sizing dry and dusty or wet and sticky material, this assortment of screen media offers options to help boost production.


By Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief

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bolt-down-screensUntitled-1Bolt-down screen sections

Armadex, Polydeck’s new bolt-down rubber screening solution, is designed for tough scalping applications. Its proprietary Binary Injection Molding (BIM) manufacturing process, along with a blend of gum rubbers and high-strength steel plate backing, produces both strength and uniformity. Armadex screen sections can be bolted to an existing deck frame or can be installed with Polydeck’s PipeTop II frame. Armadex is available in screen sections up to 48 inches by 96 inches and up to 4 inches thick. The BIM process allows customization options not available in traditional bolt-down screen media.

Polydeck |



expanded-screen-clothUntitled-1Expanded screen cloth sizes

Major Wire Industries Ltd. expands its line of Flex-Mat 3 Self Cleaning Modular screen media panels to include 1- by 2-foot panels. According to the manufacturer, the screen media size fits virtually any flat-surface screen deck, allowing operations using traditional 1- by 1-foot panels to increase their screen capacity and in-spec material throughput by up to 50 percent. Operations can choose between pin-, grooved-, snap-, and step-type openings in sizes of 30 mesh up to 1.575 inches.

Major Wire Industries Ltd. |


modular-scree-nUntitled-1Modular screening system

The Metso LS system is the company’s latest modular screening Customizable decks system, designed to fit virtually any screen and enable higher volume processing with minimal downtime. The LS system fits on most standard fittings and requires no modification of the existing modular deck frame. Several different upgrade strips are included in the LS range to fit the majority of screens available on the market; simply fit them to the rail and add Metso LS modules. The system has been designed for dependable operation, with lightweight rubber or polyurethane modules and easy snap-on connections.

Metso |


customiable-deckUntitled-1Customizable decks

Pro-Deck is W.S. Tyler’s consultative approach to professionally blending multiple types of screen media on a single deck and fine-tuning vibrating screens. It is said to maximize classification efficiency while minimizing downtime and maintenance costs. By implementing a blended solution and applying the most effective screen media to each phase of the screening process, aggregate producers will achieve the optimal combination of open area and durability. To achieve this goal, a trained professional follows five steps: vibration analysis, machine inspection, screen media audit, screen media recommendation, and screen media implementation. The results are said to be better product quality and higher profits.

W.S. Tyler |



abrasion-resisitantUntitled-1Abrasion-resistant media

Weir Minerals Linatex offers a range of new high-performance polyurethane screen media — Linatex FC. Designed with superior abrasion resistance, the new line is said to provide longer service life, which equates to less maintenance, less downtime, reduction in waste, and lower cost.

Weir Minerals |


cut-to-length-mediaUntitled-1Cut-to-length media

The new Sandvik WR screening media has been developed to fit most screens on the market currently equipped with modular media on longitudinal profiles. Made of rubber or different grades of polyurethane, the screen panels are delivered cut to length in order to fit any screen width on the market. Replacement of screen panels may be easily accomplished as the wedge locking them into place may be quickly removed and reinstalled, keeping changeover time to a minimum. The absence of steel reinforcement makes the WR system light, reducing the stress on the screen and bearings.

Sandvik |


self-cleaning-mediaUntitled-1Self-cleaning media

The Veno screen, from Hoyt Wire Cloth, is engineered to alleviate blinding and plugging conditions when the use of conventional square opening wire cloth is not acceptable. Available in opening sizes ranging from 5/64 to 7/8 inch, the media is said to control material sizing while staying clean and remaining efficient. Alternating straight and crimped wires are placed over the longitudinal support bars on a vibrating screen. The binding wires can also be covered in polyurethane.

Hoyt Wire Cloth |


in-spec-screeninUntitled-1In-spec screening

Buffalo Wire Work’s Clean PFX line of screen media is available in Gator Wire, stainless steel, and other alloys. Designed to provide more effective use of available deck screening surface area and greater specification produced per unit time, it is available with a number of screen designs. The M Series shown is intended for applications to ensure the exact size of passing material while increasing screen efficiency.

Buffalo Wire Works|


scalping-platesUntitled-1Scalping plates

Miller Wire Works, Inc. designs and supplies perforated screen plate to meet an operator’s specific requirements. Fabricated from a variety of steel hardnesses, the plates can be tailored to use square, round, slotted, and hexagonal holes. Other options include hooked edges for tensioning, blanked areas for impact, and openings structured to protect the screen deck.

Miller Wire Works |


non-bindingUntitled-1Non-blinding screens

Flowmax Clean Screens, from Unified Screening and Crushing, are non-blinding screening surfaces made from crimped wire. With a larger percentage of open area than square opening woven mesh, the screens separate flakes, elongated material, and slivers from product and are said to allow for higher production rates than woven material. They are available in several styles of wire crimping and with openings ranging from 0.094 inch to 1 inch.

Unified Screening and Crushing |



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