Don’t let subpar sanitary screens put a strain on your product! Choosing an appropriate metal mesh screen or strainer to filter out all the undesirable particles and pollutants will save your operation time and money.
A cost-effective heavy-duty metal screen mesh or overscreen from SaniClean Strainers can help bolster purity, meet special sanitation requirements, enhance product quality, and ensure uniformity. And there are two different types of overscreens you can choose based on the specifics of your application: the Wire Mesh OverScreen and the SKS OverScreen.
Let’s take a closer look at each of these heavy-duty metal screen mesh products to learn what they have in common and why they’re different. You can use this information as a guide toward selecting the best stainless steel wire mesh screen for your application.
Wire Mesh OverScreens
Wire Mesh OverScreens are made of woven metal fabric and can be used across multiple industries for filtering and straining applications. These heavy-duty metal mesh screens are an extremely durable and economical solution for filtering and straining anything from 1905 microns through to 74 microns. These stainless steel wire mesh screens are offered in 10 mesh down to 200 mesh.
Made from 316 L Stainless steel, Wire Mesh OverScreens are available in 1-inch, 1.5-inch, 2-inch, 2.5-inch, and 3-inch line sizes. Wire Mesh OverScreens feature a continuously-welded, longitudinal seam, which helps ensure a snug and secure fit over the perforated support core.
The standard for all SaniClean strainers is for the cylinder ends to be hemmed. Afterwards, the hem is tack welded to secure the raw edge wire of the cloth, which ensures it can’t break loose and cause other problems related to quality control. The Wire Mesh OverScreen offers you the option to select different sized wire mesh, as well as a Pure Tin Soldered cylinder end.
Sanitary Kleen Screen (SKS) OverScreens
While similar in nature, SKS OverScreens differ Wire Mesh OverScreens. For starters, SKS OverScreens are not woven. They are uniquely engineered to have no wire intersections. This innovation removes the likelihood of the product being entrapped between the wires at the point of intersection, which simultaneously reduces the likelihood of product contamination.
SKS OverScreens are created by repetitively piercing sheets of stainless steel. Although it tends to resemble the heavy-duty wire mesh overscreen, SKS OverScreens are more like expanded metal with tinier holes. SKS OverScreens are offered in mesh equivalent openings that range from 12 mesh down to 100 mesh.
Three Key Differences Between SKS OverScreens & Wire Mesh Overscreens
While both products have the shared goal of filtering out particles to create more sanitary conditions, these metal mesh screen solutions have key differences. These differences can be vital in helping you decide which product would be best suited for your application.
Manufacturing Process: SKS OverScreens vs Wire Mesh OverScreens
SKS OverScreens are made from repetitively punching sheets of stainless steel; Wire Mesh OverScreens are made from woven wire cloth material.
Wire Intersections: Wire Mesh OverScreens vs SKS OverScreens
SKS OverScreens do not have wire intersections, which completely removes the possibility of the product getting trapped at the point of intersection. Most importantly, it reduces the likelihood of your product being contaminated and makes them substantially easier to clean.
Opening Size: SKS OverScreens vs Wire Mesh OverScreens
A third difference between the two popular metal mesh screen products is the size of the openings. Wire Mesh OverScreens are offered openings ranging from 10 mesh down to 200 mesh. On the other hand, SaniClean SKS OverScreens are available in mesh-equivalent openings from a 12 mesh down to a 100 mesh.
- SKS OverScreens are made from repetitively punching sheets of stainless steel, while Wire Mesh OverScreens are made from woven wire cloth material.
- Without wire intersections, a product can’t get trapped in the intersections, which reduces the likelihood of contamination with SKS OverScreens.
- Wire Mesh OverScreens are available with openings ranging from 10 down to 200 mesh; while SKS OverScreens are offered in mesh-equivalent openings from 12 down to 100 mesh.
Contact SaniClean Strainers
We get it — choosing the best screen for your application can be confusing… but it doesn’t have to be! At SaniClean Strainers, we are a team of experienced manufacturing professionals who specialize in solving problems. Simply tell us your needs, application goals, and a few other specifics; then, we’ll guide you to the most suitable product for your application.
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