Wire Cloth Technical Information
Wire Cloth- The material produced from the weaving or welding of metallic wire. This process results in various openings used to indicate mesh count. The wire used comes in various thickness and is referred to as the wire diameter. The mesh count and wire diameter are the two most critical specifications needed for ordering wire cloth.
Mesh- Number of openings per linear inch, measured from center to center of parallel wires horizontally and vertically.
Mesh Count- The numeral which proceeds the word “mesh�? indicates the number of openings in one linear inch. Thus: 4 mesh means that the cloth has 4 openings per linear inch, each measuring 1�?�4 inch from center to center of adjacent parallel wires. (See illustration)
Wire- The diameter of the wire in woven or welded cloth. It can be specified in decimal parts of an inch or by gauge. The Washburn and Moen gauge is the recognized standard for gauging steel wire.
Space Cloth- Wire cloth specified on the basis of its clear openings, i.e. the distance between the inside surfaces of adjacent parallel wires. Thus: cloth or screen of 1�?�2 inch space allows material 1�?�2 inch in diameter to pass through it, regardless of wire size.
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