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

Tue February 21, 2012 - National Edition
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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.
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.

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, according to the manufacturer.

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 a combination of ductility, hardness and tensile strength for long-lasting wire. It also is available in stainless steel, which helps eliminate blinding in sticky material applications.

Producers can choose opening sizes from 1.25 in. (3 cm) to 5 in. (13 cm) and wire diameters from .243 in. (.6 cm) to .5 in. (1.3 cm) for heavy-, medium- and light-duty applications.

For more information, call 450/659-7681 or visit www.majorwire.cc.




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