Concertina Wire Barrier
The concertina wire barrier is the most effective security barrier made of barbed or razor wire. The design of the concertina is simple and reliable - it is a coil of barbed wire, adjacent turns of which are interconnected by clips according to a certain pattern. When stretched, barbed or razor wire forms a cylindrical structure that is an effective security barrier. Concertina is installed on fences, buildings and other structures. The concertina is also installed on the ground in one or more rows. Several concertina wire barriers can be connected in a pyramid fashion to form a high-altitude barrier.
History of the Appearance of the Concertina Wire
For the first time, the concertina was made from ordinary barbed wire during the WWI and was successfully used as a permanent or temporary barrier. To make a concertina, barbed wire was wound on a wooden reel, and the coils of barbed wire were connected with wire staples. After being removed from the reel, the coil of barbed wire could be stored compactly, and if necessary, the concertina could be quickly installed on the ground.
Production of the Modern Concertina Wire
Currently, the concertina wire is made from Egoza razor wire, which is much stronger than ordinary barbed wire. In addition, the Egoza razor wire has spring properties, which makes the concertina wire a more reliable and effective barrier. If a concertina wire made from ordinary barbed wire rarely reached a diameter of 1 meter, then the use of Egoza razor wire in the construction of a concertina allows it to be made with a diameter of 2 meters or more. The number of staples in a concertina can be different, the larger its diameter, the more staples connect its turns. But the number of brackets is always odd - such is the peculiarity of the concertina wire.
The Quality and Efficiency of the Concertina Wire
The quality and effectiveness of the concertina wire is influenced by many factors - from the quality of raw materials for its production to the ratio of the diameter of the razor wire, the diameter of the concertina and the number of staples connecting its turns. To obtain a high-quality concertina wire, it is necessary to use a galvanized razor tape without surface defects for its production, and galvanized steel tape clips should be used to connect the concertina coils. Small diameter concertinas can be made using thin Egoza razor wire, while large diameter concertinas should be made with thick cutting wires. The diameter of the wire, the number of clips is selected so that the concertina wire holds its shape well, but at the same time has sufficient flexibility and spring properties to effectively perform its task.
Concertina Wire Price
The price of a concertina wire directly depends on the price of the wire and rolled steel used for its production. Moreover, the cost of raw materials for the production of concertina is a large part of its cost. If the price of a concertina from some seller is significantly lower than from others, with equal technical characteristics, one should expect deception. For this reason, you should not look for a cheap concertina wire, it is better to choose a quality product for a fair price than to use a low-quality fake.