City Wire Cloth


GDC City Wire Cloth

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Calendared Wire Cloth
Wire cloth that has passed through a pair of heavy rolls to reduce the thickness of the fabric, or to flatten the intersections to provide a smooth surface.

Clear Opening (Also Space)
Space between adjacent parallel wires.

Count (Also Mesh)
Number of openings in a lineal inch.

Crimp
Corrugations in wires to permit locking them in place when perpendicular to each other.

Double Crimp
Wires pre-crimped prior to weaving; warp and shute wires lay in each crimp.

Double Intermediate Crimp
Usually the warp wires lay in every crimp in the shute wires, and the shute wires lay in every other crimp in the warp wires.

Fill Wires (also Shute Wires)
Wires running across the width of the cloth as woven.

Gauge
Wire size. To avoid possible errors, specify wire diameter in decimal sizes, rather than in gauge numbers.

Slotted Opening
Weave where shute wires are arranged to provide rectangle openings.

Market Grades
Most commonly used sizes of industrial wire cloth specifications selected for general purpose work.

Mesh
Number of openings in a lineal inch measured from the center of on wire to a point 1" distant.

Opening (Space)
Clear opening between adjacent parallel wires; not affected by diameter of the wire.

Plain Weave
Each warp wire and each shute wire pass over one and under the next adjacent wire.

Plain Dutch Weave
Warp wires are generally larger than the shute wires. Shute wires are closely spaced to provide a dense weave with wedge shaped openings.

Rectangular Openings
Long dimension of an opening can be specified as parallel or perpendicular to the length.

Selvage
Finished edges running the length of the roll to prevent unraveling.

Shute Wires
Wires running across the width of the cloth as woven.

Square Mesh
Wire cloth with mesh count the same in both directions.

Twilled Weave
Each warp wire and each shute wire pass successively over two and under the next adjacent pair of wires.

Twilled Dutch Weave
Combination of Plain Dutch and Twilled weaves.

Warp Wires
Wires running the length of the cloth as woven.

Welded Wire Cloth
Warp and shute wires lay flat (no crimp); welded at intersections.


Crimps:

Double Crimp

Lock Intermediate

Other Crimps:

Lock Crimp

Inter Crimp

Flat Top Crimp

Weaves:

Plain Weave

Plain Dutch Weave

Twilled Weave

Twilled Dutch Weave

We have literally hundreds of weave and crimp combinations.
These are just a few samples.

Precrimping assures maximum rigidity with close tolerance mesh openings in accordance with customer specifications.


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