Filter Screens

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Filter Screens Filter screens are tightly woven wire mesh cloth that are used in liquid filtration systems. Generally, they have very small gauges to prevent contaminants, unwanted media and debris from polluting liquids that must be clean and pure.

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Adamsville, TN  |  800-664-0748

Our wire mesh is among the best on the market today. We have been in the business of bringing excellent customer service since we opened our doors to the public. Our qualified and friendly staff is trained in working with you from the beginning of the design process until you have the finished product that you are fully satisfied with. We have made it our mission to turn first-time customers into life-long connections. Come and visit our website for more information or send us an email today!

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Langley Wire Cloth Components, Inc. $$$

Morrisville, PA  |  800-523-0575

Since 1976, Universal Wire Cloth Company has been a leader in the wire cloth industry. By being a family owned and operated business, we are able to provide our customers with personal care and the highest quality products from custom “in house” wire weaving to a inventory with a huge range of wire mesh specs and services including OEM replacements screens. Call us today for more information or visit our website to see all of our products and services.

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Universal Wire Cloth Company $$$

Mukwonago, WI  |  800-523-6772

Banker Wire is the worldwide leader in the manufacture of woven and welded wire mesh for architectural and industrial applications. Our facility is the most modern and productive mill in the U.S., and we continue to grow and evolve. By perfectly blending function, form, beauty and style, we create cutting-edge products that challenge the status quo. Our investment in our people and our equipment provides you with innovative and value based products that meet or exceed your design expectations.

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Banker Wire $$$

Vineland, NJ  |  800-257-5241

Compass Wire Cloth performs wire cloth fabrication, offering replacement panels (custom or standard edging), aggregate screens and related products. Stainless steel bolting cloth is kept in inventory as is wire cloth in cut pieces plus full and slit rolls. Other wire cloth grades are inventoried.

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Compass Wire Cloth Corporation $$$

Charlotte, NC  |  704-714-8866

For 25 years Rolf Koerner has set the standard in screen filtration technology. We consistently exceed the expectations of our customers as well as the use of the most modern technology in our manufacturing facilities. We produce wire cloth, discs and filter elements to serve the needs of various industries.

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Rolf Koerner, LLC $$$
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Filter screens are open yet protective barriers that are simple in design, but very effective in removing dirt, dust and other particles from any liquid. These screens take the idea of strainers or window screens and apply it to filtration systems of all kinds. The food and beverage manufacturing, petro-chemical, agricultural, water purifying, mining, pharmaceutical and oil industries use filter screens to purify and clean many different types of liquids, including irrigation water, potable water, oil, alcoholic beverages and juices.

One of the most common places to find a filter screen is in faucets. They are small, round pieces of woven wire mesh situated at the faucet opening to catch any debris and dirt that made it through the drinking water system. Filter screens are reusable, long lasting, and very resistant to a variety of temperatures and moisture. They won't rust, unravel or wear out easily. If that does happen, filter screens are very inexpensive and easy to replace.

Filter screens are made of very fine metal wires, usually made of aluminum because of its light weight and high durability, or stainless steel because of its smooth, highly resistant finish. The wires themselves are manufactured through the drawing process, which forces a wire through a smaller die, thus decreasing its diameter. This may be done several times to achieve the ultra-thin measurements of filter screen wires. Sets of perpendicular wires are then woven together by interlacing with each other over and under in an even pattern. The result is a fine gauge, tight, durable wire cloth that lets water and liquid through but stops even the tiniest of particles.

After the weaving process, which produces the wire cloth in large sheets or rolls, it is galvanized to increase durability and rust resistance. During this process, the wire cloth is hot dipped in molten zinc, which causes the metal's strength and resistance properties to enhance and strengthen. Once dry, the wire cloth will not oxidize if exposed to water for long periods of time. All filter screens must be routinely cleaned out. They are continuously used, and the particles and contaminants they stop tend to build up behind them.

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