Double-Weave™ Woven Wire Ideal For High-Impact, Top-Deck Screening

Dana Lee

September 29, 2010

Candiac, Quebec, Canada – Double-Weave woven wire from Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited is constructed of two, side-by-side, lighter-gauge wires to outperform heavy-gauge, single-strand woven wire and perforated punch plate in high-impact applications. Impact from large aggregate material can cause screen breakage with even the heaviest single wire gauges. Woven with two smaller-diameter wires, Double-Weave screen media has lower wear points than larger, single-strand wire; one wire helps preserve the life of the other as it wears. The combined tensile strength of the two finer-gauge wires withstands up to four times greater impact providing up to 40 percent greater wear life than that of one heavy-gauge wire, making Double-Weave ideal for scalping applications and top screen decks. Double-Weave also weighs less and is more flexible than single heavy-gauge screen media, so it is easier and safer to install. Compared to perforated punch plate, Double-Weave has far more open area, increases throughput up to 50 percent without costly screen deck alterations and costs up to 25 percent less.

In addition to the added wear life provided by its two wires, Double-Weave provides up to an additional 40 percent more wear life because it is manufactured with Major Wire’s highly abrasion-resistant OptimumWire® high carbon and high manganese content wire. This offers the industry’s best combination of ductility, hardness and tensile strength for the longest-lasting wire available. It is also available in stainless steel, which helps eliminate blinding in sticky material applications. Producers can choose opening sizes from 1.25 inches (31.8 mm) to 5 inches (127 mm) and wire diameters from .243 inches (6.2 mm) to .5 inches (12.7 mm) for heavy-, medium- and light-duty 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 or visit

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