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Solving Plugging/Pegging of Screening Surfaces

What is plugging or pegging?
This is the occurrence of near-sized material trapped in the openings, or apertures, of the screen media’s openings.

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A Change of ‘Screenery’

By Mark S. Kuhar

Increasing production and maximizing throughput is nothing new. In fact, next to sizing accuracy a recent survey shows that throughput is the second largest concern amongst producers when surveyed to rank the factors most important when selecting screening media.

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Major Wire Names New Dealer

Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited named Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. as its new Authorized Dealer for aggregate, asphalt and recycle operations in Eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and Northern Texas. The dealership offers all of Major Wire’s screen media solutions, including the advanced technology Flex-Mat 3 Self-Cleaning Screen Media in tensioned and modular versions and OptimumWire Woven Wire.

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Hybrid Screen Solves Blinding Problems

A quarry in western Wisconsin faced an all-too-common problem: they regularly ran silica sand with some clay and rock, which constantly caused blinding and plugging of their screening media. The plugging and blinding meant that operations had to shut down more often than normal for screen maintenance and cleaning – delays that also meant loss of production and revenue.

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KPI-JCI Celebrates 3,000th Screen Sold

Johnson Crushers International, Inc. (KPI-JCI) recently celebrated the shipment of its 3,000th screen, marking nearly $200 million in revenue for the company from screen sales and providing 47 high-quality, U.S.-based jobs to its skilled workforce.

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