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Mesh Manufacturing

Zaun manufactures high-quality fencing systems to suit a wide variety of markets around the world. Zaun’s manufacturing capabilities include metal railings, welded mesh and woven mesh fencing systems. From low-level perimeter demarcation for schools and playgrounds to high security, multi-layered fencing systems for prisons, MOD and sites of critical national importance (CNI).

In the beginning...

In response to a growing and increasingly demanding marketplace, Zaun established the mesh manufacturing arm to the business. It had become apparent that a supply chain that relied upon imported panels did not have the flexibility required to keep pace with the changing quantities and increasingly varied panels required by our customer base.

The Solution...

Zaun welded mesh manufacuting mesh manufacture

The solution is an investment in a £3m custom made mesh welding machine. The mesh welding machine has revolutionised how Zaun can supply fencing systems, as short runs of bespoke panels can easily be accommodated.

The process of panel manufacture starts with the delivery of coils of wire. Next, De-coilers feed the wire into straightening machines, which cut the wire to the required length, dependent on the type of panel being produced. These wire rods are now loaded into cartridges in the weld mesh machine.

The vertical wires are fed down parallel channels and pass under the welding heads, at which point the second cartridge fires across the horizontal wires. Precision timing and fine mechanical tolerances mean that the mesh machine can quickly produce large quantities of high-quality panels.

Unlike most other mesh manufacturers, the mesh manufacturing set-up can be changed quickly, allowing relatively small quantities of bespoke mesh.

The Panels...

The majority of the wire used by Zaun is pre-galvanised (class D) to BS EN 10244-2:2001. The advantage of using pre-galvanised wire is that the coating is very smooth. This eliminates any sharps that can result from the hot-dip galvanising process. Such sharps, if not removed by hand, means that the finished product can have spikes of galvanising that can cut those players that are using the court or other enclosed areas. Zaun panels are ultra-smooth.

To ensure that the finish is as long-lasting as possible, our panels are polyester powder coated. This can be carried out in over 60 standard and over 1,000 non-standard colours. If a galvanised finish is required, certain panels are available using a special galvanised coating that contains 5% aluminium, known as Galzal®. This aluminium content has the effect of making the coating last longer than ordinary coatings and so is ideal if a galvanised finish is desirable.

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Panel Uses...

Zaun manufactured mesh panels are used not only for fencing but also in a wide variety of industries. The ease with which mesh panels can be formed into various shapes means that the panels have been used in everything from gabions in civil engineering to cladding and cable ducting for the construction industry.

Welded Mesh Capabilities...

Min. Wire ThicknessMax. Wire ThicknessCloses Mesh Pattern AvailableMaximum Mesh Panel Size
3mm10mm12mm x 50mm6,000mm x 3,000mm

Galvanising Specifications (BS EN 10244-2:2001)

Wire DIameterGalvanising Thickness (g/m2) minimum