Montreal-based Major Wire Industries Limited has appointed ELB Equipment, a member of the ELB Group, as its new Authorised Dealer representing the complete line of screen media solutions for aggregate and mining operations. ELB Equipment has branches to serve all of the provinces in South Africa, Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda and Uganda as well as affiliated dealers that cover other Sub-Saharan countries, including Angola, Botswana, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.ELB Equipment, based in Boksburg, near Johannesburg), is described as “one of a few South African companies that can offer a broad range of earthmoving, construction, mining and quarrying equipment from a single supplier. The company’s goal is to provide customers with specialised solutions to enhance their production and profitability, as well as provide service and product support after each sale. To provide for the screen media needs of their customers, ELB Equipment already has plans underway to have its own Major Wire Certified Finishing Facility by the end of March 2015. This facility will allow ELB Equipment to deliver orders for OptimumWire woven wire to the market with a very short lead-time.As an alternative to traditional woven wire and polyurethane and rubber panels, Major Wire offers Flex-Mat 3 High-Performance Screen Media which is available in both tensioned and modular versions. Flex-Mat 3’s independently vibrating wires increase throughput of in-specification product up to 40% over traditional woven wire or polyurethane and rubber panels by increasing both screening action and expanding each screen decks’ open area. Due to its superior wire wear life, additional production is also possible by reducing the wire diameter creating additional throughput. OptimumWire is manufactured with a high carbon and high manganese content, providing more resistance to abrasion and better performance for aggregate screening operations worldwide. Its high ductility, hardness and tensile strength make it less susceptible to breaking in high-impact conditions and with highly abrasive materials, so it lasts longer and minimises labour, maintenance and lost production costs.