REDwire Five industrial wire cloth weave techniques that successful industries use

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Industrial wire cloths are staple pieces of sturdy materials used in hardware, industrial, mechanical and utility applications.

Industrial wire cloths are staple pieces of sturdy materials used in hardware, industrial, mechanical and utility applications.

Available in heavy industrial grade materials, including aluminum, copper and stainless steel, industrial wire cloths are fundamental fabrics for manufacturers who create and supply commercial goods from air filters and baskets to partitions, ventilators and window screens.

Maximize your knowledge on the five types of weave techniques so that you spend minimal time and money from the outset in selecting the most effective industrial cloth for your particular application or industry.

Plain weave wire cloth

The simplest wire design of all weave patterns since the wire passes over and under the wires at 90°degree angels. Because of this basic design, the plain weave wire the most common and economical choice.

Plain weave wire cloths are beneficial for applications requiring filtering and separating fine particles and particulate.

This design is the go-to option for filter-intensive applications in automotive and construction industries.

Twill square weave wire cloth

Twill square weave is woven alternatively (i.e. over two then under two wires) providing a tighter pattern with the appearance of parallel diagonal lines.

Condensed particulate and heavier load applications benefit greatly from this design because of its increased mesh count.

Industries including aerospace and oil and gas will find value in twill square weave patterns ideal for microscopic filtration applications.

Plain dutch weave wire cloth

Plain dutch weave wire cloth is created similar to plain weave options except that the former uses heavier wire material. 

Plain dutch weave wire materials is a top contender for filtering semi-liquid substances such as cement or coal for applications in the construction and mining industries.

Twilled dutch weave wire cloth

Twilled dutch weave wire cloth is comparable to twill square weave patterns, but as with plain dutch weave options, the difference lies in the stronger material used to support heavier loads.

Another added bonus to twilled dutch weave is the finer openings designed inside the pattern; because of this finer size, oil and gas, petrochemical and medical applications would find this type of wire cloth advantageous to filter gas and liquids.

Crimped wire cloth options: double crimp, inter-crimp and lock crimp options

Applications that demand robustness and reliability deserve the gold star of strength that is found in crimped wire cloths.

Crimped wire cloths are the sturdiest of sturdy design patterns with wires crimped (or pressed down) held in place at various intersections with wires passing over and under each sequential row, which resembles interlaced fingers.

While each crimp style slightly varies (for example, how much and how often the crimp technique used), all three provide minimal to zero wire movement and larger hole openings for filtering, sorting and inspecting applications.

Crimped wire cloth is a best bet for applications in food handling and safety processing, wastewater treatment facilities and the mining sector.

For industrial wire cloth measurement specifications and custom fabrication consultation contact Wire Cloth MANufacturers who believe in delivering quality and service first.


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