Chain Link Fencing Machine: How it works and the beneficiary

Posted on Oct 24, 2019

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A chain-link fence machine is a machinery that can produce wire netting, wire-mesh fence, chain-wire fence, cyclone fence, hurricane fence, and diamond-mesh fences as well as chain link fence. These terms are all referring to the same thing which is a type of woven fence usually made from galvanized or LLDPE-coated steel wire items for industrial usages.

About Chain Link Fencing Machine

A chain-link fence machine is a machinery that can produce wire netting, wire-mesh fence, chain-wire fence, cyclone fence, hurricane fence, and diamond-mesh fences as well as chain link fence. These terms are all referring to the same thing which is a type of woven fence usually made from galvanized or LLDPE-coated steel wire items for industrial usages.

Appearance

Regarding the appearance, the wires run vertically and are bent into a zig-zag pattern, therefore each "zig" hooks with the wire immediately on one side and each "zag" with the wire immediately on the other. This design forms the characteristic diamond pattern seen in this type of fences.

Many Taiwanese chain link fence machine suppliers offer automatic chain link fencing machines that are available for the production of chain link fences ranging from 2 to 6 meters wide with different materials, such as galvanized wire, PVC coated wire, and SUS wire. Customers can choose from standard mesh roll or compact type mesh according to production requirements with different type of Re-coilers.

Applications in the States

Regarding the applications of the fences in the United States, fencing usually comes in 20 ft or 50 ft rolls, which can be joined by "unscrewing" one of the end wires and then "screwing" it back in, so long as it can hook both pieces. Common heights include 3 ft, 3 ft 6 in, 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft, 7 ft, 8 ft, 10 ft, and 12 ft, while almost any height is possible, depending on the market requirements.

Mesh gauges

Normally, common mesh gauges are 9, 11, and 11.5. the length of the Mesh can be various based on the market demands. The standard diamond size is about 2". For tennis courts and ball parks, the most popular height is 10 or 12 feet, and tennis courts use a diamond size of 1.75" measured flat side to flat side.

Tennis court fencing

Tennis courts often use smaller diamond size so long as power hitters will not be able to lodge the ball into a larger diamond size. The popularity of chain-link fence is from its relatively low cost and that the open weave does not obscure sunlight from either side of the fence, granting better ventilation and natural lights. However, if it is needed, people can make a chain-link fence more opaque by inserting slats into the mesh, besides, allowing ivy to grow and interweave the fencing is also a popular option.

The installation of fences

All the fencing settings are designed to be installed properly. The installation of chain-link fence is also the same, which involves setting posts into the ground and attaching the fence to them.

The posts may be timber, steel tubing, or concrete and may be driven into the ground or set in the concrete objects. For those installed on the end, corner or gate posts, they are commonly referred to as "terminal posts", which must be set in concrete footing or otherwise anchored to prevent leaning under the tension of a stretched fence effect.

In between installation

For posts set between the terminal posts are called line posts, and those objects are set at intervals not to exceed around 10 feet. The installer attaches the fence at one end, and then stretches it; and later attaches at the other end, which makes it convenient to be removed as the excess by "unscrewing" the wire. Eventually, the installer will tiethe fence to the line posts with aluminum wire.

Tension issue

Normally, under many cases, the installer would stretch a bottom tension wire, that is sometimes be called as "coil wire", and is located between terminal posts in order to help minimize the in and out movement that occurs at the bottom of the chain-link mesh between posts.

Horizontal rails

For chain-link fences, top horizontal rails are used on most chain-link fences as a common case, although not necessary. The production of chain-link fencing is called weaving in the metalworking industry. A metal wire is usually galvanized to reduce corrosion, which is pulled along a rotating long and flat blade, so that it creates a somewhat flattened spiral.

The spiral then continues to rotate past the blade and winds its way through the previous spiral, which is already part of the fence per se. Once the spiral reaches the far end of the fence, then the spiral is cut near the blade. On the next step, the spiral is pressed flat and the entire fence is moved upwards, which is ready for the next cycle.

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