Buyer's Guide to Stainless Steel Wire Mesh Screen


What is a Wire Mesh Screen?

A stainless steel wire mesh screen is a woven metal fabric with either rectangular or square openings between wires. The many ideal benefits of a wire mesh screen including flexibility, durability, smooth surface and stability. A heavy duty metal mesh screen is versatile and can be used in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. They are used in the food, aerospace, pharmaceutical and electronic industries. In addition to stainless steel, wire mesh screens can be made of bronze, aluminum, copper and brass.

The 316L Stainless Steel Wire Mesh OverScreens

SaniClean Wire Mesh OverScreens are made with 316L stainless steel wire. This material is the highest quality stainless steel available and meets the ASTM E2016 Standard Specification for Industrial Woven Wire Cloth. These cylinders are hemmed back on themselves and have a welded overlapped longitudinal seam. A welding mandrel is best used to ensure consistency. There is a large number of benefits to using stainless steel for wire mesh overscreens. Stainless steel is rust-resistant, highly durable and can be customized. This is why it’s often used in industrial and commercial industries.

Other Products by SaniClean Strainers

Our other various products we stock include side inlet strainers, wedge wire elements, perforated backup tools, filter socks and basket strainers. Our side inlet strainers are available in different sizes. A complete strainer assembly consists of filter body, Buna N clamp gasket, spring, perforated backup tube, outlet assembly and distributor cap.

The wedge wire element strainers are viewed as the perfect solution for industrial filtration or retention. They are constructed from SAE 316L stainless steel wire. Its resistant-welded construction with support rods makes it very durable and very precise. There is minimal clogging and precise slot sizes to meet the needs of the business.

The perforated backup tools are fabricated using a stainless steel sheet. Each punched sheet is rolled with a mandrel for consistency throughout the tube. Its longitudinal seam has a penetration welded seam, and the seam is smooth. The product is also electro-polished to meet surface finish requirements.

Our industrial filter socks come in a selection of materials to choose from, including nylon and cotton. They are installed over the perforated backup tube and held in place with a retaining ring. Our inline basket strainers are commonly used in the food and beverage industry. They are interchangeable, flexible and safe. These strainers will fit with both R or S strainer holder types. They can also be piped in duplex or simplex configurations. Designed with safety in mind, all of our basket strainers come equipped with a monitoring gauge for pressure. Options include flat bottom basket, wire mesh liner basket, perforated basket or wedge wire strainer basket.

Reasons to Use SaniClean Strainers

Since 1911, Saniclean Strainers has been an expert leader in the wire mesh industry. We even supported the WWII effort by manufacturing strainers and filters for national defense. In addition, we were one of the first suppliers to offer air bag filters. We have a solid reputation for quality and precision. We have years of experience providing the best products for pharmaceutical manufacturers, food manufacturers, dairy processing plants, chemical plants, meat processing plants and more.

If you’re in need of top-quality wire mesh products, choose us for your project. Call SaniClean Strainers at 973-778-4478 or email us at to learn more today. No question is too small, and no question is too big. We are always happy to help answer any questions and can also give you a free quote and competitive price for your project.

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