Hardware Cloth

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Products such as animal cages, fences, traps, strainers and filter screens, industrial sifters and sieves, guard barriers and more are commonly made from hardware cloth. Read More…

Hardware Cloth Hardware cloth is a type of wire mesh that is welded and galvanized. Also known as galvanized wire mesh or woven wire mesh, hardware cloth is used in a variety of industrial, agricultural and residential uses.

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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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Hardware cloth is part of the production of screens for vents, louvers, spark arrestors, finger guards, baskets, racks, trays, dehydrators and sheet metal and can be used in construction for concrete reinforcement. Hardware cloth needs to be sturdy and durable and so is made from high strength metals such as steel, iron, stainless steel or aluminum. Galvanized hardware cloth is an economical choice for a rust and corrosion-resistant screen that will not oxidize, especially for applications in which the higher costs of stainless steel mesh are not cost-efficient.

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Galvanizing wire increases both its strength and its resistance to rust, temperature changes and elements of weather. Hardware cloth is usually large gauge and between .25 and .5 inches thick in diameter. However, it can be found in finer gauges for applications which do no require sturdiness as a physical property.

Different weave patterns are available for hardware cloth including square mesh, which may be plain or twilled, plain Dutch weave, a dense weave where the warp (vertical) wires are larger than the shute (horizontal), and reverse plain weave, where the shute wires are larger than the warp. Plain square weave is the most commonly manufactured type of woven wire mesh or wire cloth as it is extremely versatile and can be fabricated into many different shapes and sizes. During the fabrication process, metal wire is either woven or welded together.

Different mesh counts, which are the number of openings per linear inch, and wire diameters or gauges are used for certain kinds of hardware cloth and will be chosen based on the application for which the cloth is intended. Each piece of wire, made of stainless steel, steel, brass or aluminum, is welded together to increase strength and stabilize the crossover points. This also prevents the cloth from unraveling when it is being cut as it is most often stored and transported in rolls. Wire cloth is then galvanized by either hot dipping or by an electrolytic process in order to cover the molten wire in zinc to increase its strength and corrosion resistance. This protects the mesh from corrosion and deterioration over time.

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