Screening solutions company Major has launched Flex-Mat Modular Plus, which the company says offers new and improved wear life comparable to polyurethane screen media.
Flex-Mat Modular Plus is specially designed to withstand harsh screening conditions, said the company.
"We're always looking at ways to help producers get the best end product. What better way than to optimize the design of our efficient FLEX-MAT product for even better performance," said Bernard Betts, president of MAJOR. "FLEX-MAT Modular PLUS is just that. A proven, reliable solution to achieve heightened screening performance and improve the bottom line."
The company's screen media, including the modular PLUS series, are created by bonding "OPTIMUMWIRE" — the industry's longest-lasting wire — with distinctive lime-green polyurethane strips rather than weaving them.
This allows wires to vibrate independently from end to end under material contact. The high frequency of the wires — 8,000 to 10,000 cycles per minute — adds to the vibration of the screen box — 800 to 900 cycles per minute — to speed up material separation and passing.
The firm said that this increased screening action improves material throughput while virtually eliminating near-size pegging on the top decks and fine material blinding and clogging on the bottom decks, resulting in a lower cost of production per ton.
"The media also offers up to five times longer wear life than traditional woven wire and produces a cleaner retained product," said Major.