Do You Know Enough About Wedge Wire?

Do You Know Enough About Wedge Wire?

Round wire is looped at regular pitched intervals and then pushed into a deep wedge-shaped segment to create Wedge Wire. The loops themselves are pressed to create precisely measured spacing shoulders on each side, which butt together when the wires are joined. The difference between the top face width and the width over the spacing shoulders of the wedge wire determines the width of the slot apertures in the completed panel.

Individual Wedge Wires are incorporated into panels by passing cross rods of appropriate diameter through the wires’ loops. Usually, the entire assembly gets clamped together and secured, usually by riveting the cross rod ends together. As a result, the finished sieve is a grille made up of cross rods that support profiled wires with loops.

Wedge Wire’s Applications and Characteristics:

The filtration/separation abilities of wedge wire make it helpful in a variety of sectors, including:

Food and Beverage: To remove solids and purify their composition, many foods and beverages must be filtered. Soups, cold-pressed juices, teas, chocolate, and microbrew beer can benefit from wedge wire. Certain stainless steels are sterile, ensuring that food and beverages are clean and safe to consume.

Oil and Coal: Mineral mining and coal mining both necessitate solids filtration for purified chemicals. Solids can be filtered out of dense materials like oil using wedge wire. Wedge wire is ideal for these applications because of its corrosion resistance and strong load compatibility.

Pharmaceuticals: The safe intake of medications and pharmaceuticals necessitates a high purity level. Wedge wire can be made to handle fine filtration materials such as powders.

Agriculture: Wedge wire was used to separate manure for fertiliser products and divide animal feed before distribution in several agricultural uses. V-shaped profiles are self-cleaning and anti-clogging, ensuring that these procedures go smoothly.

Benefits:

High Strength: Our wedge wire uses contour welding technology to ensure that the entire construction is strong.

Maximum Flow Rate: Wedge wire has a low resistance and may offer a high flow rate. As a result, compared to plastic filter elements of the same size, its flow volume is substantially increased.

Anti Clogging Slot: Wedge wire forms V-shaped apertures with a narrow opening on the exterior and a wide opening on the interior to prevent clogging. As a result, large particles are held outside the screen, while small particles enter via the narrow hole.

Great Temperature Adaptability: Compared to standard plastic filter components, wedge wire is more temperature adaptable and used in environments with extreme temperature swings.

Exceptional Corrosion Resistance: Our wedge wire has excellent corrosion resistance in a variety of acid and alkaline environments, including recycled caustic soda, hydrochloric acid, and sulfuric acid, thanks to the qualities of stainless steel. As a result, our wedge wire can be used in filters for various applications while remaining cost-effective and safe.

Custom Slot Size: Because customers use a variety of filters and filtering materials for filtration, their slot size requirements will vary. Because our screens are constantly welded using specialised welding equipment, the slot size can be modified for high-precision filtration. As a result, we can meet the needs of various consumers without incurring additional costs.

When Should You Use Wedge Wire?

When more acceptable straining capabilities for round or square particles are required without using a filter or mesh overlay, wedge wire components are ideal. Pressure drop, which refers to a decrease in fluid pressure over a piping component such as a filter or strainer, is also a significant concern. Wedge wire elements are suited for high viscosity and high-pressure drop applications.

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