Wedge wire screens, also known as profile wire screens or V-wire screens, are a type of screen used in variety of industrial applications, such as:
- Water intake screens
- Pulp and paper industry
- Mining and mineral processing industry
- Food and beverage industry, such as in sugar and starch processing
- Oil refinery
Wedge wire screens are made from V-shaped wires that are welded to support rods. The V-shaped wires create a series of wedge-shaped slots that allow for the passage of fluids or solids while retaining larger particles. The size and shape of the slots can be customized to suit the specific requirements of the application.
Wedge wire screens have several advantages over other types of screens. They have a high open area, which means they allow for a high flow rate of fluid or solids. They are also highly durable and resistant to corrosion and wear, making them suitable for use in harsh environments. Additionally, wedge wire screens can be easily cleaned and maintained, which helps to prolong their lifespan.