Baskets for Spin Dryers and Centrifugal Chip Wringers:
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Wire mesh is described by MESH COUNT x WIRE DIAMETER, CONSTRUCTION.
Example: 2 Mesh x .063”, Welded Wire describes a mesh with 2 wires to the inch, each wire is .063” diameter, wires are Welded together.
- MESH COUNT (or Mesh Size) is the number of wire per inch (in both the vertical and horizontal directions). The higher the Mesh Size, the more wires per inch, and the smaller the openings.
- WIRE DIAMETER: Is the diameter of the individual wires in the mesh. The larger the wire diameter, the stronger (and heavier) the mesh will be.
- CONSTRUCTION: Mesh is either Welded or Woven. Welded mesh has horizontal wires laying across vertical wires that are resistance welded each intersection. Woven mesh is woven like cloth. Welded mesh is smoother and stiffer, with more consistent openings. Whereas woven is more flexible and more durable in rough applications. Welded mesh is not generally available above a 4 mesh count.
- DESIGN CONSIDERATION: The combination of Mesh Count and Wire Diameter creates the Opening Size and Open Area %.
- Opening Size is the approximate distance between the mesh wires. All the meshes we use have a roughly square opening (same opening size up-down and left-right)
- Open Area % is the percentage of the surface area that’s open (not blocked by the wires)
- Choose a mesh with Opening Size smaller than the smallest parts, with the largest possible Open Area%.
- The larger the wire diameter, the stronger (and heavier) the mesh will be.
Perforated metal is described by HOLE DIAMETER and HOLE SPACING
Example: 3/16″ Holes on 1/4″ Staggered Centers Perforated Metal describes sheet metal will 3/16” (.187”) diameter holes punched on 1/4” center to center distance, and each row of holes is offset (staggered) to bring the rows closer together.
- HOLE DIAMETER is the diameter of the individual holes punched thru the sheet metal.
- HOLE SPACING is the center to center distance between the holes. Each row of holes is offset (staggered) to bring the rows closer together.
- DESIGN CONSIDERATION: The combination of Hole Diameter and Hole Spacing creates the Opening Size and Open Area %.
- Opening Size is the diameter of each hole
- Open Area % is the percentage of the surface area that’s open (not blocked by the sheet metal)
- Choose a perforated metal with an Opening Size smaller than the smallest parts, with the largest possible Open Area%.
Spin dryer Baskets can be ordered in either Carbon Steel, 304 Stainless Steel:
Carbon Steel is strong and inexpensive but has very limited corrosion resistance. Carbon steel is a great choice for manual solvent cleaning, oil dipping and indoor material handling applications.
304 Stainless Steel is the most common type of corrosion resistant steel. 304 will resist corrosion in most mildly caustic industrial applications. 304 has a good strength and resists oxidation up to 1600 degrees F (875 degrees C)
Spin dryer Basket Surface Finish Selection
Spin dryer Baskets are available with Natural Finish
Natural Finish: The natural condition of the base material. All products are deburred to blend and smooth all sharp edges, but some discoloration around welds and light process oils will remain on the parts.