<p>More than 285,000 tonnes have now been fed to the Sandvik WX6500 panels, compared with around 30,000 tonnes that would have been achievable with wire mesh.</p>
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More than 285,000 tonnes have now been fed to the Sandvik WX6500 panels, compared with around 30,000 tonnes that would have been achievable with wire mesh.

Screening stuns Swedes

Technicians at industrial production company NCC Industry were shocked to see how well Sandvik WX6500 screening media held up after a full-scale test.

 

More than a year ago, NCC Industry in Södra Sandby, Sweden, implemented Sandvik WX6500 screening media for a full-scale test. Although the company always had a preference for rubber screening, it had not found a long-term solution until it agreed to test the Sandvik product.

NCC Industry tested Sandvik WX6500 with aggressive raw materials, and technicians were surprised when they first inspected the test installation. Even after the screening media had seen heavy use, they found the wear was so light that they could still see the structural markings from the manufacturing process. More than 285,000 tonnes have now been fed to the Sandvik WX6500 panels, compared with around 30,000 tonnes that would have been achievable with wire mesh, and the panels are still going strong.