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Wire mesh is described by MESH COUNT x WIRE DIAMETER, CONSTRUCTION.
Example: 2 Mesh x .063”, Welded Wire describes a mesh with 2 wires to the inch, each wire is .063” diameter, wires are Welded together.
- MESH COUNT (or Mesh Size) is the number of wire per inch (in both the vertical and horizontal directions). The higher the Mesh Size, the more wires per inch, and the smaller the openings.
- WIRE DIAMETER: Is the diameter of the individual wires in the mesh. The larger the wire diameter, the stronger (and heavier) the mesh will be.
- CONSTRUCTION: Mesh is either Welded or Woven. Welded mesh has horizontal wires laying across vertical wires that are resistance welded each intersection. Woven mesh is woven like cloth. Welded mesh is smoother and stiffer, with more consistent openings. Whereas woven is more flexible and more durable in rough applications. Welded mesh is not generally available above a 4 mesh count.
- DESIGN CONSIDERATION: The combination of Mesh Count and Wire Diameter creates the Opening Size and Open Area %.
- Opening Size is the approximate distance between the mesh wires. All the meshes we use have a roughly square opening (same opening size up-down and left-right)
- Open Area % is the percentage of the surface area that’s open (not blocked by the wires)
- Choose a mesh with Opening Size smaller than the smallest parts, with the largest possible Open Area%.
- The larger the wire diameter, the stronger (and heavier) the mesh will be.
- Manual grab handles are intended for operators to move the baskets by hand
- TDR (Two Dimensional Robot) handles are designed to interface with an automated robot. These handles are also suitable for moving by hand.
Tank Edge handles have an offset that supports the baskets on the edge of the appropriate cleaning tank.