Knitted Wire Mesh for Removable & Reusable Insulation Blankets, Covers and Jackets
Knitted wire mesh is a highly adaptable and configurable material offering superior functionality in a variety of applications. Knitted in a circular pattern resembling a tube sock, its interlocking-loop construction gives it tremendous strength and resiliency while allowing it to be pliable and to conform to almost any size, shape or density requirements. Because it can be made from any metal, plastic or fiberglass thread or wire, its physical characteristics can be tailored and tweaked to meet any operating environment requirements.
Knitted Wire Mesh Specification
|Specification of flat wire stainless steel knitted mesh|
|Items||Wire Diameter (mm)||Mesh Opening/ Loop Size (mm)||Number of Needles||Maximum Width (mm)||Minimum Width (mm)|
|SSK-36||0.1 × 0.3||2 × 4||36||60||55|
|SSK-34||0.1 × 0.3||4.5 × 4 2.5 × 4||34||150||100|
|SSK-40||0.1 × 0.4||4.5 × 5.5 2.5 × 5.5||40||150||120|
|SSK-56||0.1 × 0.4||4 × 3.5 2.5 × 3.5||56||205||180|
|SSK-65||0.1 × 0.4||4 × 4 3 × 4||65||260||240|
|SSK-94||0.2 × 0.4||5.2 × 3.5 3 × 3.5||94||420||380|
|SSK-102||0.2 × 0.4||7.5 × 5 5 × 5||102||565||490|
|SSK-128||0.2 × 0.5||5 × 4 2.5 × 4||128||560||470|
|Note: Knitted mesh length can be customized according to customers' requirements.|
|Specification of round wire stainless steel knitted mesh|
|Wire Diameter (mm)||Width (mm)||Number of Stitches Per cm on Length||Number of Stitches Per cm Across Lay Flat|
|Fine Mesh||0.08 - 0.18||6 - 300||3.5||4.4|
|Medium-fine Mesh||0.16||40 - 600||2.4||3.5|
|Standard Mesh||0.18 - 0.35||30 - 1000||1.6||1.9|
|Coarse Mesh||0.25 - 0.40||30 - 1000||1.6||0.74|
|Super Coarse Mesh||0.4 - 0.5||100 - 350||0.5||0.5|
Knitted Wire Mesh Advantages
Aside from its various finished forms, the biggest advantage of knitted wire mesh is its construction. As mentioned, knitting produces an interlocking-loop pattern. In this configuration, each loop is integrated with its neighbors as each supports the other. When a mesh or mesh element is compressed, stretched or bent, and provided that exertion is not past the material's yield point, the interlocking-loop construction allows the element to spring back to its original form. This resiliency is even apparent in compressed elements as they take the shape of the tool or die they are pressed into and respond to additional stresses (such as in-use loads).
Knitted Wire Mesh Application
After it is produced, knitted wire mesh can be processed in a number of different ways. For some applications, such as catalytic converter knitted wire mesh supports, flattening mesh to a specific thickness and then crimping it provide a certain amount of spring back and prescribed holding force. For other applications, such as breathers and filters, lengths of knitted wire mesh are pressed into shapes that yield specific densities. Additional finished goods processing include over-knitting (adding an additional layer of knitted wire mesh) and co-knitting (making knitted wire mesh with more than one type of wire).
1. Insulation or hot side support material that is flexible, Removable and Reusable to with stand extreme temperatures or corrosive environments.
2. Insulation or filtration as an alternative to steel wool where loose fibers or fallout is a concern.
3. Oil Mist Separation, Mist Eliminators or Demister pads for oil & gas, utilities and commercial kitchen exhaust systems.
4. Sound Attenuation filter in pneumatic tools and vacuum.
5. Cryogenic gaskets, seals & discs.Automotive exhaust air gap spacers, flex joint seals and air bag filters.
6. Pre-filter for coarse dust in the heating and ventilation systems.Gas turbine and compressed air inlet / outlet filter.
7. Engine exhaust muffler packing.EMI / RFI Shielding.