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.

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.