PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: PERFEX EXPANDED METAL

Perfex for Diffuser Grilles Applications

 

Perfex Expanded Metal

Commercial HVAC systems typically include a perforated vent diffuser grille. Wallner Expac offers an alternative that looks like perforated metal but has all the advantages of expanded metal: Perfex.

Perfex, our Product Spotlight for this quarter is not your traditional diamond-shaped expanded metal. With an innovative design and using a precision manufacturing process that does not punch the metal, Wallner Expac can produce expanded metal with an aesthetic circle finish.

 

WHY USE PERFEX AS DIFFUSER GRILLES?

Structual Stability and Pattern Uniformity
A key advantage of expanded metal over perforated is how it is manufactured. Using Wallner Expac’s Shear-Form® service of manufacturing, the metal is slit and simultaneously stretched instead of punching holes in it. This yields a high strength-to-weight ratio with pattern uniformity. Perfex is designed to allow maximum air circulation, leading to increased indoor air quality and efficient HVAC operations.

Less is More!
By slitting and stretching, the expanded metal process conserves material by providing a greater yield in finish product to raw. A typical yield of finished to raw product is 3:1 and often significantly more depending how much the metal is stretched.

Manufactured in the USA
As with all expanded metals from Wallner Expac, Perfex is manufactured to customer specifications in its California and Georgia facilities. It can be expanded in widths up to 48”, flattened, and even painted or powder coated. This combination of strength and aesthetics makes Perfex a great choice for applications such gates and fencing, pet guards, ceiling panels, partitions, and of course vent mesh for diffuser grilles.

Wallner Expac has over 50 decorative and standard expanded metal patterns- including our patented X-Mesh® and MicroForm™, all tunable to meet your needs. Should a new pattern need to be created, Wallner Expac’s on-site design and engineering team is available for collaboration. For a turnkey solution, our on-site tooling facility offers post-production metal forming services include flattening, stamping, surface grinding, Wire EDM, CNC machining, and more.

For more information including sample requests, please contact Manuel Menchaca, Sr. Marketing Manager at mmenchaca@expac.com or (909) 736-4894.

COVID-19 BUSINESS OPERATIONS UPDATE

Wallner Expac is Operating with Health & Safety Measures in Place

 

ONTARIO, Calif. – March 20, 2020 – As the status of COVID-19 is extremely dynamic, Wallner Expac will continue to make proactive decisions that are in the best interest of our customers, suppliers, and employees. As the circumstances continue to evolve, we have enacted proactive measures to ensure the well-being of our employees, continue to provide quality product and service to you, and to do our part to mitigate its transmission.

BUSINESS OPERATIONS
We are open for business. Wallner Expac is considered an essential supplier for many critical infrastructure sectors, including those that help to improve indoor air quality. As such, we are committed to ensure we do our part to not adversely affect your operations.

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION
All our production facilities- including California are operational and will continue to manufacture to respond to our customers’ demands.

FREIGHT & DELIVERIES
Although many of our office personnel are working remotely, our Shipping & Receiving Department is open and continues to make and receive deliveries.

SUPPLY CHAIN
To date, there are no risks to our supply chain. As a precautionary measure, we have conducted a Supply Chain Risk Assessment and have deployed a business continuity plan.

ADDITIONAL PREVENTATIVE MEASURES
Although all our locations are open, all corporate travel and face-to-face meetings have been suspended through March 31 and may be extended.

These are challenging times and we will continue to closely monitor COVID-19’s impact and make proactive decisions that are best for the care of our employees, customers, and suppliers. We will provide you with timely updates should we identify concerns within our supply chain or operations. Be safe, and please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: X-MESH® EXPANDED METAL

Patented light gauge expanded metal for residential, commercial, and industrial filters

 

X-Mesh UL

Every quarter we showcase one of our more than 60 expanded metal patterns, and with Spring around the corner allergies are soon to follow. Now is the time to change your HVAC filters to ensure optimal air quality, but not all filters are created equal. Kicking off 2020, this Product Spotlight features our patented X-Mesh® light gauge expanded metal which is specifically engineered for HVAC filters to provide peak performance, maximize product lifecycle, and increase environmental awareness by contributing to a healthier environment.

In 1975, known then as Wallner Tooling and Stamping introduced expanded metal as a replacement for welded wire used in filter media backing. This revolutionary pleated expanded metal material served the same purpose as the welded wire with a significant cost savings.

Over the years, we consistently refined this expanded metal resulting in X-Mesh®, the light gauge expanded metal manufactured specifically for use in HVAC filters. In 1994 X-Mesh® was awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,696,781. This new industry standard in filter media backing features a unique pattern that provides a superior product for residential, commercial, and industrial filters- with an added cost savings.

X-Mesh® Advantages Include:

◊  Stronger pleat back for a superior quality product

◊  Optimum filter performance as a result of pleat uniformity

◊  Improved airflow through a larger area

◊  Minimized spring back in pleat unit

◊  Consistent pleat height increases contact points between die cut and media

◊  Our Shear-Form® service of manufacturing increases the elongation of the SWD, arranging the strands in a direction favorable for pleating

◊  Multiple variants have been developed and are available, with the capabilities to create a version for your needs.

As with all expanded metals from Wallner Expac, X-Mesh® is manufactured to customer specifications in its four U.S.-based manufacturing plants: California, Texas, and two in Georgia. Over 60 standard and decorative patterns are available; however, should you need a new pattern, Wallner Expac’s on-site design and engineering team is available to collaborate, design and produce one for you. To complement our manufacturing, our on-site tooling facilities provide additional services including flattening, stamping, Wire EDM processing, CNC machining, powder coat, and more.

If you’re a filter manufacturer and would like more information or samples of X-Mesh® or any of our other expanded metals, please contact Manuel Menchaca, Sr. Marketing Manager at mmenchaca@expac.com or (909) 736-4894.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: OASIS DECORATIVE EXPANDED METAL PATTERN

Oasis Pattern for Strength and Looks

 

Every quarter, we like to showcase one of our more than 60 expanded metal patterns, with this Product Spotlight featuring Oasis decorative pattern.

Most of our expanded metals feature a diamond-shaped pattern or variation of it. What makes our Oasis pattern unique are its curves: There are no sharp angles! This characteristic takes a detour from expanded metal’s traditional industrial look to a more aesthetic one.

But don’t let its good looks fool you. Manufactured using our Shear-Form® service of manufacturing our expanded metals, strength is not sacrificed for aesthetics. Oasis- like all our expanded metals- has a high strength-to-weight ratio, pattern uniformity, and has no points or welds that can separate. Manufactured to customer specifications, it’s available in widths up to 48” and strand widths and pitch can be optimized for use as solar shading, façades, privacy panels, and more.

Oasis is manufactured in our California and Georgia facilities. Additional decorative patterns include Apollo, Fiesta, Greco, Imperial, Mini Tahoe, Perfex, Pinnacle, Provincial, and Skip Meshes; should a new pattern need to be created, our on-site design and engineering team is available for collaboration. To complement production, available post-production services include flattening, stamping, powder coat, and pre-painted metals.

For product samples or more information, please contact Manuel Menchaca, Sr. Marketing Manager at mmenchaca@expac.com or (909) 481-8800.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: GRECO DECORATIVE EXPANDED METAL PATTERN

Greco Pattern for Architectural and Decorative Applications

 

The transition from winter to spring directly correlates to an increase in construction activity. Manufacturer and designer of expanded metal, Wallner Expac fabricates expanded metals for a variety of applications including the construction and architectural industries. To provide these professionals with a strong and attractive option, Wallner Expac’s inaugural Product Spotlight showcases its Greco decorative pattern.

Greco features a hexagonal pattern that can be expanded in widths up to 48”. Although decorative and lightweight, its integrity is not compromised. Wallner Expac’s Shear-Form® service of manufacturing Greco yields a high strength-to-weight ratio, pattern uniformity, and has no points or welds that can separate– all crucial for the demands of architectural and construction uses. This combination of strength and aesthetics makes Greco a great choice for applications such gates and fencing, pet guards, ceiling panels, and partitions.

As with all expanded metals from Wallner Expac, Greco is manufactured to customer specifications in its California and Georgia facilities. Additional decorative patterns include Apollo, Fiesta, Imperial, Mini Tahoe, Oasis, Perfex, Pinnacle, Provincial, and Skip Meshes; should a new pattern need to be created, Wallner Expac’s on-site design and engineering team is available for collaboration. To complement production, available post-production services include flattening, stamping, powder coat, and pre-painted metals.

For more information including sample requests, please contact Manuel Menchaca, Sr. Marketing Manager at mmenchaca@expac.com or (909) 481-8800.