A weaving loom is a machine used to weave several individual metallic wires to form rolls or customized panels of woven fine yarn heald wire mesh. These specialized looms typically consist of: a warp beam, heddle frames (predetermined number based on weave pattern), a reed, a rapier, and a front take-up mechanism.

The warp wires are the wires that run lengthwise during the weaving process.

The weft wires, also known as shute wires, are the wires that run across the width of the cloth during the weaving process.

The warp beam is a cylindrical drum that is wound with a specific number and length of warp wires that have yet to be woven and is located in the back of the loom.

A heddle frame is a medium used to separate the individual wires while being unraveled from the warp beam. Each loom contains at least two heddle frames.

When a loom employs two heddle frames, heddle frame 1 initially lifts one set of warp wires while heddle frame 2 pulls the other set down. After each insertion of a weft wire, the heddle frames will alternate positions causing the interlocking tension that keeps the mesh intact.

A rapier band is a mechanism that feeds a single weft/shute wire between the sets of warp wires during each cycle of heddle frame motions.

A reed is a piece of tooling used to hold each warp wire at the exact spacing that any given weave pattern calls for while also serving as the mechanism that drives the weft stainless Heddle Wire into place.

Lastly, the finalized woven wire cloth is rolled onto a front take-up mechanism and, depending on the project specifications and customer requirements, is removed in increments up to 100 feet.