Stainless Steel Basket to hold Bearings for Vapor Degreasing:

Application Overview:

Our customer manufactures precision bearings that need to be cleaning in an enclosed vapor degreaser.

Specific Requirements:

Our customer needed a custom stainless steel basket to hold   bearings for vapor degreasing.  The bearings are very thin round disks that must be separated and stand vertically for the most effective cleaning and degreasing.   The parts needed to be gently supported with a minimum of contact points that might block cleaning.  The basket design had to be lightweight to minimize the mass in the vapor degreasing chamber.

Our Solution:

Three M Tool designed and built baskets with a light but sturdy outer rod frame.  Inside this frame, the custom basket has rows of V-shaped internal grids positioned to securely hold the bearings to be cleaned with the fewest practical contact points.  The internal grids are fabricated from 1/8″ diameter rods to effectively separate the parts without adding excess weight.  The custom baskets also included two swinging handles that lay over onto the top edge of the bearings to keep the parts in place. The basket is 304 Stainless Steel Construction throughout.

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