Sandvik Mobiles introduce new WX-Range of screen media combining durability & high accuracy
Now Mobile crushing and screening customers of Sandvik no longer have to choose between the high accuracy of wire media and the durability of rubber screens. The Sandvik WX-Range of rubber media is now available for its tracked range of mobile equipment.
Sandvik Mobile Crushing and Screening, a division of Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions, is delighted to announce the launch of the WX-Range of screen media for their tracked screens, scalpers and modular hanging screen units. This innovative range of screen media comes with many benefits for long lasting wear life, consistent accurate production and easy maintenance. The rubber media is also much safer to handle and easier to install than traditional wire mesh panels as it comes in a light-weight roll.
Tailor made for the required specification, there are three different types of media within the WX-Range available for Sandvik mobile screening and scalping equipment. These cover a wide range of applications from fine to medium, to coarse, and more difficult applications; the WX6000, WX6500 and WX7000 respectively. All are dependable, flexible screening solutions with a low environmental impact. They offer 50% less noise compared to wire mesh.
Sandvik WX6500 screen media is the general all-round media. It has the same accuracy as wire mesh at 2–32 mm separations and offers all the benefits of rubber media. It basically does the same job as wire mesh but with a much longer lifetime; tests have proven it lasts up to 10 times longer.
It also offers the following benefits:
- Fewer media changes
With up to ten times the durability of wire mesh, Sandvik WX6500 gets changed significantly less often, so customers experience far less screen downtime.
- High sizing accuracy: 2–32 mm
Sandvik WX6500 has the same accuracy as wire mesh. For the very first time, customers can choose a rubber media for fine screening.
- Less blinding and pegging
The thinness and flexibility of the reinforced rubber prevents the blinding and pegging associated with wire mesh. Sandvik WX6500 gets customers the end product they want—the first time through the screen.
- Higher uptime
Due to the anti-blinding and less pegging, customers spend less time on media inspections, troubleshooting, fitting replacements and therefore benefit from more uptime.
Similar benefits with WX6000 and WX7000
WX6000 and WX7000 offer similar benefits to the WX6500 in terms of durability, less blinding and pegging, and higher uptime. Key differences are the types of applications they will be used in:
- WX6000 is ideal for fine to medium-coarse screening with a larger feed size of up to 150 mm / 6”.
- WX7000 is suitable for intermediate and final stage screening where more accurate screening is required, maximum feed lump size of up to 30 mm / 1.18”.
Focusing on high separation efficiency and long service life, Sandvik offers high-quality screen media to fit customers’ particular operations.
One year's operation with no media changes
One customer who has seen the benefits of the WX-Range is Pony Pass Quarry in the Falkland Islands, which was introduced to them last year. Due to the remote location and tough operating conditions, Pony Pass quarry were looking for equipment that was reliable and built to last, down to the last detail. This includes the type of media fitted to their two Sandvik QA451 Doublescreen units which are a key component in their crushing and screening operation. Marc Short, Quarry Manager, comments:
Due to our location, we had to source equipment that wouldn’t need replacement parts and screen media on a frequent basis. We decided to invest in the WX-Range of screen media due to its reliability. We have the WX6000 media fitted on the top deck, WX6500 on the middle and WX7000 on the bottom deck of our two QA451 3-deck Doublescreens. We are satisfied with the product and have seen hardly any wear after a year’s operation. They fit the job perfectly.
Sandvik screens offer superior wear protection to meet high demands with regards to accuracy, efficient production, a safe and cleaner working environment and uptime. The unique Sandvik screen media offering is available in almost any size, thickness, and aperture shape, with patterns tailored to customers’ needs.
The WX-Range is already available as an aftermarket offering for applicable products within our Wheeled offering.
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Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2020 the Group had approximately 37,000 employees and revenues of about 86 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.
Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions
Business area Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is a leading supplier of equipment, tools, parts, service and solutions for processing rock and minerals in the mining and construction industries. Applications include crushing, screening, breaking and demolition. In 2020, sales were approximately 6,5 billion SEK with about 2000 employees.