Did you know that a MAXWEAR Perf Plate screen can provide 6-10X longer wear life than a woven wire screen without compromising open area and that it can be installed anywhere that a woven wire screen can be installed, either flat or crowned? In fact, a correctly configured Perf Plate screen can actually increase open area over traditional woven wire!
When using woven wire, there will always be a tradeoff between wear life and open area – an increase in wire diameter will improve wear life but it will also reduce open area because the wire necessarily takes up more space. The thickness of a woven wire screen and the space between the holes will always be the same because they are both determined by the wire diameter. A MAXWEAR Perf Plate screen solves this problem because the thickness of the steel plate and the hole size and pattern are independent variables! It is possible to have closely arrayed holes in a thicker plate resulting in a longer wearing screen with more open area.
A MAXWEAR Perf Plate screen can also be repaired in the field, when necessary, further increasing the long-term wear life value of this rugged, versatile screen.