Pre-crimped wire mesh is made of wire diameters ranging from 1.5mm to 6 mm. It can be used for windows, partitions, roasting of meat and flour sieving or mine screens.
In the pre-crimping process, the wire is first formed (crimped) in precision machines using rotary dies that precisely define the spacing of the wires. This insures that the wires are locked firmly together at the intersections. The pre-crimped wires are then assembled in custom designed screen assembly machines (looms).
When the open area is important, extra crimps between the intersections provide a more rigid weave and provide locking and tightness for light wires in relation to the large openings.
Due to the crimping process, the mesh have very accurate and consistent openings and are woven after crimping. It is typically preferred for vibrating screens and many other applications where sizing is critical.