Livewire® screen media from Luck, Wisconsin-based Durex Products, Inc., is a hybrid-type screen, featuring molded rubber strips that hold high-strength wires in place. Providing better screening action than traditional woven wire and greater open area than polyurethane, this screen media is designed to boost production by reducing costly, time-consuming blinding, plugging and pegging problems – while also delivering superior wear life.
Livewire screen media is available in tempered- or stainless-steel wires. Durex’s wire specifications provide ideal durability and strength, which permits the company to use lighter-gauge wire, allowing more openings per square foot of screening area. Its 60-durometer, compression-vulcanized rubber strips provide superior flexing action for self-cleaning capabilities. In addition, rubber strips deliver greater wear life in environmental conditions that may adversely affect thermoplastic polyurethane.
These rubber strips are available in four different sizes to match producers’ unique applications for large-particle or fine separation.
The Livewire line also features four different opening options: diamond-shaped, alternating “Z” and straight wire, herringbone, and straight wire slot openings for maximum output in a variety of dry or damp applications.