Optimum Screening Solution
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Major Wire claims that the optimumWire media can offer up to 40% more service life
Major Wire claims that its latest OptimumWire woven wire screening media offers up to 40% more wear life than tradition woven wire of the same diameter.
OptimumWire is manufactured with a high carbon and high manganese content, which Major Wire claims provides more resistance to abrasion and better performance for aggregate screening operations worldwide. Its high ductility, hardness and tensile strength make it less susceptible to breaking in high impact conditions and with highly abrasive materials, and the company has said that this helps it last longer and minimises labour, maintenance and lost production costs.
According to the manufacturer, many operations using OptimumWire can also increase open area by choosing one smaller wire diameter size to maximize material throughput without sacrificing wear life.
OptimumWire is manufactured with stringent wire opening tolerance of plus or minus 3% and Major Wire has said that this allows producers to achieve precise material passing for the screen's entire life. Each screen is woven with zero tolerance to any type of movement within the crimp or weave, which prevents the wires from rubbing against each other during use.
"On larger wire diameters, OptimumWire is manufactured from true hard-drawn wire, unlike most traditional woven wire that is made of "rod" that varies in diameter throughout its length and creates inconsistent crimping," said the company. "Hard-drawn wire is consistent throughout, providing proper crimping and weaving-and increased durability." The system is available in a variety of crimp styles including Double-Weave for high impact or larger feed size applications, HyperSlot, and square and slotted wire. Wire diameters of 1.2 to 19mm can be specified with 3.18 to 152mm openings.