Welded wire mesh, or welded wire fabric, or “weldmesh” is an electric fusion welded prefabricated joined grid consisting of a series of parallel longitudinal wires with accurate spacing welded to cross wires at the required spacing.
Machines are used to produce the mesh with precise dimensional control. The product can result in considerable savings in time, labour and money.
Weldmesh is the term given to the kind of barrier fencing that is manufactured in square or rectangular mesh from steel wire, spot welded at each intersection.
It is usually affixed to steel uprights. Weldmesh is a relatively cheap fencing solution but has the advantage over chainlink wire of not bending so easily and not being so easily cut. It is therefore ideal where a low level of security is required but where chainlink fencing is too easily overcome.
Weldmesh is also sometimes used as rebar in reinforced concrete.
Types of welded wire mesh
Electro galvanized welded wire mesh with square opening
This type of welded wire mesh is designed for building fencing and in other infrastructural purposes. It is a corrosion resistant wire mesh that is largely used in structural building. It is also available in different forms like rolls and panels for industrial uses.
Hot dipped galvanized welded mesh
This type of mesh wire is generally made up of plain steel wire. At the time of processing it goes through a hot zinc covering process. This type of welded mesh ware with square opening is ideal for animal cage structuring, fabricating the wire boxes, grilling, partition making, grating purposes and machine protection fencing.
PVC coated welded mesh
PVC coated welded mesh with plastic covering is constructed with galvanized iron wire of high quality. It has PVC powder covering that is processed by an automatic machine. The smooth plastic coating on this corrosion protective wire is attached with a strong adhesive which make increases durability of the wire. It is used in fencing residential and official properties like gardens, parks, building etc. The PVC coated welded mesh which is available as both rolls and panels, is also available in different colors like white, black, green etc.
Welded stainless steel mesh
This kind of welded mesh wire is basically used in industrial fencing purposes. It is made up of stainless steel that has high strength and integrity. This corrosion resistance meshed wire is long lasting and is widely used in transportation, agricultural, mining, entertainment and other service sectors.
Welded wire fencing panels
This is a type of meshed wire that is available as panels and is basically used for fencing purposes. It is available with or without galvanization. The non-galvanized version comes for a lower cost.
Welded steel bar gratings
This type of welded mesh wire provides advantages like high strength, easy installation and feasible cost. It is mostly used for grating roads, making drainage coverings and building safety walls. It also has uses in chemical plantation, platform grating, metallurgy etc.
Sources – Wikipedia