A 7-million-ton-per-year mineral producer in the Americas was experiencing problems with screen capacity, pegging and end-product contamination while using polyurethane panels. Once it switched to Major Wire's Flex-Mat® 3 Modular screen media, it eliminated the pegging problem, increased tph by 50% and created more precise passing because the material stays in contact with the screen.
In addition, as soon as the top surface of the polyurethane was worn, the polyurethane started passing material larger than specified. To avoid this, the operation changed its polyurethane screen media every 2 to 3 months. Flex-Mat 3 Modular, on the other hand, passes in-spec material for up to 50% of the wire's life, meaning the producer only replaces it every 8 to 10 months, significantly increasing mineral production.