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The number of openings per linear inch in a wire cloth.



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MESH

  1. A size of screen or of particles passed by it in terms of the number of openings occurring per linear inch in each direction. Also known as mesh size. 2. A set of branches forming a closed path in a network so that if any one branch is omitted from the set, the remaining branches of the set do not form a closed path. Also known as loop. 3. Engagement or working contact of teeth of gears or of a gear and a rack.

CONSTRUCTION

  1. The number of strands in a wire rope and the number of wires in a strand; expressed as two numbers separated by a multiplication sign. 2. Putting parts together to form an integrated object. 3. The manner in which something is put together.

OFF-COUNT MESH

A mesh in a wire cloth in which the count is not the same for both directions.

PIECEWISE LINEAR SYSTEM

A system for which one can divide the range of values of input quantities into a finite number of intervals such that the output quantity is a linear function of the input quantity within each of these intervals.

S.W.L.

Safe working load limit. Diameter squared x 8 x 2000 = SWL (lbs). Diameter squared x 8 = SWL (tons)

RIGHT LANG LAY

Both wires and strands are laid right handed.

HAWSER

Synthetic or natural fibre rope or wire rope used for mooring, warping and towing.

LANG LAY WIRE ROPE

Wire rope that has its strands and wires wound in the same direction

I.W.R.C.

Independent wire rope core. For sudden heavy loads. Centers of wire rope, the strands are wrapped around. Holds the shape of the rope and supports the strands. Wire core.

ROPE LAY

Direction the wires and strands rotate

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