|Calendered Wire Cloth - Wire cloth which has been passed through heavy rollers to reduce the thickness or flatten the knuckles to produce a smooth surface.
Market Grade - High strength square mesh screens for industrial uses.
Tensile Bolting Cloth - Woven of extremely smooth, durable stainless steel with a plain square mesh pattern. It features high capacity and strength, and is widely used for accurate dry or wet sifting and separating. Primary fields of application are flour and grain milling, food processing and general industry.
Mill Grade - Especially suited for food processing applications such as flour milling and sifting, seed and feed sifting, ect. The smooth, polished surfaces of these screens minimize the chances of clogging during operation.
Mesh - The number of openings in a lineal inch measured from the center of one wire to a point 1" distant.
Clear Opening or Space Cloth - Space means the width of the space between wires. Measure from the beginning of the opening to the end of the same opening of the parallel wires.
Selvage - A finished edge used to prevent fraying or unravelling of the wire cloth.
Steel Wire Cloth - Economical, high tensile strength and ductility. Low carbon steel is used when there is low chance of corrosion or low abrasive resistance. Where there is a higher chance of corrosion or very highly abrasive material is being screened, high carbon or oil tempered wire cloth is recommended.
Stainless Steel 300 Series
Type 304 Stainless Steel - The most common of the 300 Series and most widely used in wire cloth. If no stainless alloy is specified, Type 304 is acceptable. Contains 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Type 302 is basically the same as Type 304 with a higher carbon content.
Type 316 Stainless Steel - The same content as Type 304 with the addition of 2% minimum of Molybdenum. This addition allows for increased resistance to corrosion. It also provides increased strength at high temperatures.
Types 304L and Type 316L - These types contain the same analysis as above with a lower carbon content which complements welding.
Stainless Steel 400 Series
Type 410 Stainless Steel - The basic alloy of this group and is heat treatable and magnetic. Used where mild corrosive conditions are present. It is a straight Chromium alloy without Nickel.
Type 430 Stainless Steel - The most common of the 400 Series and most widely used in wire cloth. It is a straight Chromium alloy without Nickel which allows a high degree of resistance to corrosion and oxidation. This alloy is magnetic and is not heat treatable.
Nickel 200 - used for certain food products and where corrosion resistance is high priority. It is also specified for high temperature applications.
Monel Alloy 400 - A high Nickel Copper alloy and is used for corrosion resistant applications. It has the strength of mild steel and will not corrode in many industrial applications.
Hastalloy Alloy A,B,C - Used for severe conditions where either extreme heat or highly corrosive conditions are present.
Carpenter No. 20 - Not normally used for high temperature applications, but has a good corrosion resistance.
Aluminum 5056 - Containing magnesium, manganese and chromium. Has good corrosion resistance as well as excellent welding properties. It is not heat treatable but is strong and has high formability.
Aluminum 6061 - This alloy has good corrosion resistance and excellent formability complimented by good strength properties. It is a heat treatable and the most common type used in wire cloth.
Copper - Widely used in wire cloth for many industrial applications due to its corrosion resistance, formability, strength and electrical conductivity.
Common Bronze - A high copper alloy used where the corrosion resistance required is above the capability of brass.
Phosphor Bronze - A high copper alloy which has proved to be very valuable in a wide range of filtering problems. It is strong and maintains a superior resistance to fatigue.