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Medium Duty Round Basket Lining Size Description

View linings available on this style of baskets.

Wire Mesh:

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:

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%.

Round Basket Material Description

Medium Duty Baskets can be ordered in either Carbon Steel, 304 Stainless Steel or 316 Stainless Steel:

  • Medium Duty Baskets can be ordered in either Carbon Steel, 304 Stainless Steel or 316 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).
  • 316 Stainless Steel has a higher nickel content that makes it more corrosion resistant (and more expensive) than 304. 316 is a better choice for more caustic environments, and for prolonged exposure to salt water. 316 stainless has a good strength and resists oxidation up to 2000 degrees F (1100 degrees C).

Medium Duty Basket Surface Finish Selection

Medium Duty Baskets are available with either Natural Finish or Electropolished

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.

Electropolished Surface: (Stainless Steel only) An electro-chemical dipping process to remove all free iron from the top layer of material, leaving the surface very rich in nickel and chrome. The resulting surface is very smooth and shiny, with improved corrosion resistance. Electropolishing is recommended for any ultrasonic and vapor degreasing cleaning applications.

Medium Duty Basket Handle Style Selection

Design considerations:

  • Swinging handles will lay flat which could be good to lower the basket’s overall height, but a swinging handle will be difficult to retrieve if the basket is released in a tank.
  • All swinging handles are sized to lay flat on the top frame of the basket and not obstruct the top opening of the basket.
  • Round handles and rectangular handles with “Lifting Vees” help to keep a lifting hook centered.
  • Stacking dual grip handles allow baskets with the same footprint (same length and width regardless of height) to stack securely for storage.

Medium Duty Basket Lid Style Selection

Lid options for Medium Duty Basket:

  • Without lids (open top)
  • Hinged lids without latches (free swinging), held closed by light duty thumb clasps, or held closed by compression latches
  • Hinged lids not offered on round baskets
  • Removeable lids held closed by light duty thumb clasps or compression latches
  • Our lids fit snugly to the basket, but these general duty lids may not fit tightly enough around the full perimeter to completely contain small or very thin parts through aggressive agitation. Alternate lid designs are available for more specialized applications.



Our baskets are made to order, and will be ready to ship in approximately 2 weeks