Thanks to the particular conformation of the expanded metal mesh which allows very high levels of resistance and accident prevention, the Fils metal grating, in particular Grating Fils 21, is certified with the maximum R13 score according to DIN 51130, which classifies non-slip walkways. In addition, these gratings are also heel-saving, anti-ice and panic-proof.
What are gratings and how are they made?
The gratings are expanded metal sheets obtained from raw material coils in thickness from 3 to 5 mm.
They can be obtained from different materials, depending on the application needs: carbon steel, stainless steel and sendzimir galvanized steel.
Their main characteristic, due to the thickness of the raw material, is the high mechanical resistance. For special needs, higher thicknesses can also be used.
Where are gratings used for?
Expanded metal gratings can be used for steps, landings, walkways, work platforms, industrial walkways in general. They must be suitably sized for the loads provided for the intended use.
They can be used for sturdy partitions, for protections for environments, equipment and machinery.
The wide range of Fils gratings: stretched, striped, flattened
Expanded rhomboidal and hexagonal mesh gratings are available with DL module width from 43 to 125 mm. Available from the stock or realizable in the measures required by the design.
The expanded gratings are obtained from a solid sheet that has small strips of material in relief (the so-called streaks), which greatly increase the roughness and therefore the anti-slip characteristics.
The flattened gratings are obtained from some meshes which after ironing are passed in a flattening machine which flattens them reducing the thickness up to that of the initial raw material. The flattened grating is smooth and flat and is used in many fields for the protection of environments or machinery.
The advantages and benefits of metal grating
Expanded metal gratings are a practical and economic solution to guarantee resistance, safety and non-slip walkways. They have an excellent relationship between resistance and weight.
The surface has a natural friction that derives from the same expanding process and does not require additional processing. The 'ridges' of the grating are small cusps that prevent slipping and give a feeling of security to those who have to walk on it.
Expanded metal floor grating are ideal for covering open areas that require air or liquid pass between flooring levels.
They are able to guarantee high operating loads for walkways as required by sector regulations which require both distributed and concentrated loads.
They can be cut to size, folded, edged and galvanized for better durability.