Longwall relies on speed combined with safety and is one of the most efficient forms of mining. Traditionally, wire rope reinforcement has been used for longwall screening, but now this has largely been superceded by corrosion-resistant and flame retardant Minex Rock Mesh – and it’s easy to see why this is.
Known in the industry as the leading longwall screen technology (although equally useful in hard rock roof and rib applications), Minex has similar light weight to Tensar Mining Grid but with eight times the strength and increased flexibility. Reinforcement bands can also be added eliminating the need for wire rope reinforcement .
Lightweight and easy to handle, it can not only reduce back, hand and facial injuries but can also cut installation time by 75% over chain link or welded wire mesh.