There are several effective ways to reduce the weight of a metal structure without compromising its performance. The scope of rental is so extensive that rental is really considered universal. Expanded stretch sheet retains a certain visibility, and can be used not only in production, but also as an additional protection screen on metalworking machines and other equipment.
Features of choice
As a basis for production, ordinary sheet steel of various thicknesses is used. But the shape of the cells can be very diverse. This is due to the equipment, which produces expanded metal, which is subsequently used for the manufacture of various structures. Without exception, all forms of cell types are individually designated in the form of letter combinations of the Latin alphabet:
- DT - decorative form;
- TH - hexagonal cell in the canvas;
- TE - round hole with brace;
- TQ - square shape;
- TR - diamond-shaped, the most common cell.
The geometric shape of the hole practically does not affect the technical characteristics. It is selected individually, in connection with the future purpose of the metal structure. The hot rolled base has the largest thickness. Galvanized minimal, but boasts additional factors of protection against moisture.
Light weight and good performance characteristics allow the use of specific rolled products in various fields. A wide assortment will allow you to select products for all the required characteristics. And the main areas of application can be safely identified:
- Outdoor and industrial staircases that do not accumulate dirt.
- Open decks and walkways, with increased safety for people.
- Reinforcement of walls, floors and other concrete structures.
- A wide variety of metal structures with minimum weight.
- Various types of fences and fenders for road transport.
The scope of application is much wider than described above. Expanded metal sheet is used both in industry and in the household sphere. It perfectly resists all kinds of negative operating factors. Additionally coated with zinc or paint, it ensures stable performance of the structure for decades. Virtually maintenance-free.