January 31, 2013

Square Nylon Nets With Portals

There are many types of netting installations that require the finished product to feature a portal through the central area of the panel.  Often these portals are used to allow for objects to pass-through the netting while maintaining a protective barrier for the surrounding area (for instance, softball and baseball pitching machines), whereas another common instance is when some piece of structural equipment (like an air conditioner unit for example) needs to be accounted for as the netting itself is hanging over a particular region.  Gourock.com has supplied dozens of custom nets that feature customer-specified portal locations, and they all have had pretty unique purposes - but the end result always allows for our customers to maintain the flexibility of getting their protective barrier netting hung-up while taking into account their requirements for objects to easily breach the mesh as needed.

Gourock can quote and supply customized nets that integrate portals according to most any particular dimensions that you are aiming for.  Using the DuPont® knotted nylon netting and the 5/16" Dacron® rope bordering is very beneficial because there is a very wide range of twine thicknesses and mesh sizes to select from, and the final result is a net that is reinforced on all edges with extremely durable braided rope (sewn-in). 
The following drawings help demonstrate 5 different custom nylon netting productions for different clients over the last few weeks that have customized portal locations in their design.  Most of these nets were built from either the #36 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting, or the thicker #72 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon netting for maximum abrasion resistance and strength.

If you need a quotation on something similar, feel free to contact us with your details and we can take a look at it for you!

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

January 17, 2013

University of Wisconsin Netting Installation

The University of Wisconsin Recreational Sports Dept. is one of our very appreciated customers that has just recently wrapped-up a new netting installation within one of their training facilities.  The issue to be examined and remedied was a typical situation that many organizations face, which is to protect lighting and ceiling components from various objects that may impact them.  In this case, the UW needed to add a layer of protection across the entire span of one of their gymnasiums.

The solution for their needs was a series of netting panels built from the #21 X 1-3/4" DuPont® Twisted-Knotted Nylon Netting that were each constructed in a square mesh pattern, and bordered with 5/16" Dacron® Rope Borders.  The first part of the job required a couple of 13'-7" X 88' netting panels, and then shortly followed by 8 more netting panels that featured dimensions that were all around 24' X 44'.  The second round of netting also included some interior rope riblines that were fairly specifically located in order to exactly match the steel wires/cables that were already in-place at the gym (which were the connection/installation points for the netting panels).  You can view the details for the building sizes/locations for the second round of netting by viewing the images below.

For indoor barrier applications like this one, the #21 X 1-3/4" square mesh knotted nylon netting is an optimal selection because:
  • #21 X 1-3/4" knotted nylon is extremely strong, but also a lightweight material
  •  allows for a highly dependable usage/durability without adding stress on the installation supports
  • allows for light to pass-through to keep the area functionally illuminated
  • square mesh pattern is extremely user-friendly due to the 90ยบ mesh configuration
  • 1-3/4" mesh size blocks objects of a 2"+ diameter, making is it very versatile for many sports/athletic applications
These nets went from the quoting and designing process, to being produced/shipped and installed by UW within 3 weeks.  Take a look at the great photos of the job that were sent our way this week, and if you have some inquiries of your own for similar sorts of netting supply you can always contact Gourock.com with your questions.

-Josh Grzyb @ www.gourock.com

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