Flex-Mat® 3 Modular Locking System Options significantly increase open area without costly screen box modifications.
Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited offers a wide variety of Flex-Mat® 3 Modular High-Performance, Self-Cleaning screen media panel locking systems that increase overall screening production without costly screen box modifications. These locking systems, including “Pin & Leg”, “Pin & Leg MAXI”, “Pin & Sleeve”, “Grooved”, “Step”, “Snap C”, “Snap P” and “Snap 2K”, fit virtually any existing screen box. Snap- and step-type panels are available in 1-foot x 2-foot (305-mm x 610-mm) sizes, while the pin- and grooved-type panels are available in both 1-foot x 1-foot (305-mm x 305-mm) and 1-foot x 2-foot sizes. All locking systems fit competitive dimensions as well. They install easily using the same fastening systems as traditional polyurethane and rubber panels and are available in both stainless steel wire and Major Wire’s proprietary OptimumWire®. Flex-Mat 3 Modular panels replace existing polyurethane and rubber panels wherever throughput is compromised, such as at the discharge ends when throughput is critical, or the entire deck for maximum production.
Flex-Mat 3 Modular panels employ the same independently vibrating wire technology as Flex-Mat 3 Tensioned panels to better separate material, increasing throughput up to 40%, as well as virtually eliminating blinding, pegging or clogging. To date, Flex-Mat technology has been proven in more than 20,000 applications worldwide.
Available in opening sizes ranging from 30 mesh, or 0.0197 inches (0.5 mm), up to 1.575 inches (40 mm), Flex-Mat 3 Modular 1-foot x 1-foot and 1-foot x 2-foot panels provide up to 50 percent more screen media open area than traditional rigid polyurethane and rubber panels. Flex-Mat 3 Modular panels are available in the following configurations: a diamond-shaped Series D for most standard applications; wave-patterned Series S for removal of fines; and triangular Series T for fine screening.
Flex-Mat 3 Modular panels allow precise passing for up to 50 percent of the wire’s wear life, whereas a traditional polyurethane or rubber panel’s 7-degree demolding angle results in its openings widening as soon as the top surface is worn. Both Tensioned and Modular Flex-Mat 3 panels are an ideal screening solution in many applications, including aggregate (stone, sand and gravel), mining (successful in a variety of minerals, including coal, gold, magnesium, salt, etc.), aglime, C&D recycle, talc, asphalt and industrial minerals.