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Barbed Wire

Barbed wire

Varieties of Barbed Wire

Barbed wire has many different varieties that differ from each other in design, manufacturing technology, the presence of a protective coating, the spacing of the spikes and other parameters. Depending on the number of strands of steel wire, barbed wire can be single-core or double-core. To protect against corrosion, barbed wire can be coated with zinc or polyvinyl chloride, in the second case, barbed wire of various colors can be obtained. The warps of barbed wire can be twisted in one or different directions, as a warp a wire with a diameter of 1.8 to 4 mm can be used, and the typical spacing of the spikes is 5; 7.5; 10; 12.5 and 15 cm.

Single Core Barbed Wire

Barbed wire single-core is one strand of steel wire, on which wire segments are wound, forming spikes of barbed wire. Single-core barbed wire is cheaper than other types of barbed wire and is mainly used in agriculture for the construction of hedges and fences.

Two Core Barbed Wire

Two-base barbed wire consists of two strands of steel wire twisted together. Pieces of steel wire are wound on one or both warp threads at certain distances, which form sharp spikes. Double-base barbed wire is stronger than single-base wire, so its scope is much wider. Two-core barbed wire is used for various fences and hedges used in agriculture, as well as for installation on fences to protect the territory from strangers.

Zink Coated Barbed Wire

Zink coated barbed wire differs from ordinary wire by the presence of a protective zinc coating that protects it from corrosion. In most cases, barbed wire is produced without a zinc coating to reduce its cost, but there is no need to save on this - zink coated barbed wire lasts much longer than its counterpart without a protective coating. With zinc coating, both single-core and double-core barbed wire are produced.

PVC Coated Barbed Wire

PVC-coated barbed wire is an alternative to galvanized barbed wire, but instead of zinc, polyvinyl chloride is used as a protective coating. Just like zinc, PVC reliably protects the surface of barbed wire from corrosion without compromising its protective properties. In addition, polymer-coated barbed wire can be made in any desired color. Using PVC coating, you can make barbed wire inconspicuous or, conversely, emphasize its presence and scare away a potential violator of the perimeter.

History of Barbed Wire

Barbed wire was invented in the second half of the nineteenth century in the United States of America as a cheap and effective material for building cattle pens. Subsequently, barbed wire began to be used not only in agriculture, but also in many other industries - in places of detention, at sensitive facilities, in military operations, etc. In some sectors, for example, in agriculture, ordinary barbed wire continues to be widely used, while in others - in military affairs and the protection of important objects, it has almost completely given way to its modern counterpart - Egoza razor wire.

Barbed Wire Installation

Installing barbed wire is an important part of the effective use of this perimeter defense. Properly installed barbed wire will reliably protect the territory enclosed by it, while hand-made barbed wire fences will look unflattering and their protective effect will be minimal. For this reason, the installation of barbed wire should be carried out by specialists who have experience in installing barbed wire and who have all the necessary skills to carry out installation work.