CALENDERED WIRE CLOTH. Wire cloth that has passed
through a pair of heavy rollers to reduce the thickness of
the fabric, or to flatten the intersection to provide a smooth
CLEAR OPENING (also Space). Space between adjacent
COUNT (also Mesh). Number of openings in a linear inch.
CRIMP. Corrugations in wires to permit locking them
into place when perpendicular to each other.
DOUBLE CRIMP. Wire 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 gauge numbers.
INTERMEDIATE CRIMP. Warp and shute wires lay in every
LONG SLOT. Weave where shute wires are arranged in
clusters to provide rectangular openings.
MARKET GRADES. Most commonly used sizes of industrial
wire cloth specifications selected for general purpose work.
MESH. Number of openings in a linear inch measured
from the center of one wire to a point 1" distant.
MICRONIC MESH. A woven filter cloth with a nominal
micron rating as low as 2.0 with excellent flow characteristics.
OPEN AREA. The proportion of open space in a total
screen area; Expressed as a percentage.
OPENING (Space). Clear opening between adjacent parallel
wires; Not affected by diameter of the wire.
PLAIN WEAVE. Each warp wire and shute wire pass over
one and under the next adjacent wire; Wires are crimped in
the weaving operation.
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.
REVERSE DUTCH WEAVE. Woven in which the larger count
of wires is found in the warp and the smaller count in the
shute, thus reversing the method used in plain and twilled
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
TWILLED WEAVE. Each warp wire and each shute wire pass
successively over two and under the next adjacent pair of
TWILLED DUTCH DOUBLE WEAVE.
Same as twilled Dutch except the shute wires are smaller
and overlap, thus increasing the number of shute wires in
a linear inch to provide greater density.
WARP WIRES. Wires running the length of the cloth as
WELDED WIRE CLOTH. Warp and shute wires lay flat (no
crimp); Welded at intersections.
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