Woven wire mesh is the ideal choice for applications that require both precision and strength. This advanced material is available in various alloys, and forms such as rolls, cut pieces, and custom sizes. Weave types include plain, twill, Dutch, twilled Dutch, and reverse Dutch. The large variety of woven wire cloth material and weave designs allow for this material to be used in many industrial applications.
Woven Wire Cloth consists of wires crossing each other, thus forming the shape and size of the apertures. The transverse weft wires are woven into the longitudinal warp wires on looms similar to those used in the textile industry. The weaving reed controls the distances between the warp wires, the weft wires are determined by the pre-setting of the weaving machine. The cross over and under of each wire cause the wires to be crimped, resulting in a firm and stable interconnection of the mesh. Besides the normal square meshes many other variations and different weaves can be woven, thus, the applications for wire cloth seem to be unlimited.
Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Aggregate, Architectural, Mining, Paper, Plastics, Appliances, Automotive, Chemical, EMI Shielding, Food Processing, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Power Generation.
Standard materials include; Stainless Steel 304, 316L, Plain Steel, Galvanised Steel, Brass, Copper, Nickel but other materials are available on request.
A: Space Cloth identifies the open area between the parallel wires.
B: Mesh Count identified as the number of openings per linear inch.
Mesh count can be shown as either a whole number, fraction, or as two numbers unless the material is a specialty cloth called space cloth - each item is described below:
• Whole Number or Fraction
Mesh Count is identified as the distance from centre to
centre of the parallel wires horizontally and vertically.
• Space Cloth
This material is measured by the actual open space
between parallel wires, known as clear opening,
space size, or open area.
• Two Numbers (Example: 2 x 2 )
Mesh Count is identified by the number of actual
openings per linear inch horizontally and vertically.
Mesh = 1 / (wire diameter + opening)
Open area = (opening x mesh)² x 100
Mm to inches: mm x 0.03937 = inches
Square feet: Length (feet) x Width (inches)12
= (1 - (wire diameter x mesh)² x 100mesh
= (1 - (wire diameter x mesh))² x 100
Opening = (1 / # wires per inch) - (wire diameter)
To measure wire cloth (woven wire cloth, stainless steel wire cloth, wire cloth screen, wire cloth strainer, industrial wire cloth, metal cloth, wire cloth) properly, the mesh count should be taken in both directions. On coarse meshes (mesh wire, woven wire mesh, wire mesh basket), this can be accomplished by counting the number of openings per linear inch measuring from wire centre to wire centre. After taking the first count, a second count should be taken at a 90 degree angle to the original measurement.
A mesh counter is used to measure finer meshes of wire cloth (woven wire cloth, stainless steel wire cloth, wire cloth screen, wire cloth strainer, industrial wire cloth, metal cloth, wire cloth) accurately. The fine mesh count is taken the same way the coarse mesh is computed by counting the number of openings per linear inch in one direction and taking another count at right angles to the original measurement.
Wire diameter is always checked with a micrometer. Diameters of wires in both directions should be checked.