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Anode Baskets

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Product Description

Anode baskets for virtually all plating applications including, zinc, copper, chromium, nickel and tin. Try our anode baskets to help produce consistently uniform plating thickness and more money-saving efficiency in your plating process.

Baskets Construction Material

  • Titanium
  • Zirconium
  • Niobium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Carbon Steel
  • Monel

Standard Styles and sizes of Anode Baskets
Rectangular – 2.5″ x 6″ x Length
Round – 2.5″ diameter x Length
Standard Stock Lengths Included 18″, 24″, 30″, other lengths are built to order
All Baskets available in Titanium, Zirconium, Niobium, Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, Monel

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Industry Standard calls for 2:1 Anode to Cathode ratio when calculating anodes in a bath

MESH TYPES:

Mini-Expanded / Micro Mesh Mini-Expanded / Micro Mesh:  3/8″ x 1/2″  (approx 65 % mesh open area)
is the most commonly used mesh type, offering a compromise between enough open area and basket stability
Mini-Expanded / Micro Mes Large Expanded:  1/2″ x 1.25″ (approx 75 % mesh open area)
is highly used for large anode ball applications
Large Expanded Perforated :  1/2″ diameter on 11/16″ staggered centers (approx 50 % mesh open area)
is the most durable and used with a variety of anode material

BASKET AMPERAGE and HOOKS:

Amp Rating Per Hook DKE Hook Size Square Bar Hook Size
25 AMP 1/8″ x 1″ 3/8″
>50 AMP 1/4″ x 1″ 1/2″
75 AMP 3/8″ x 1″ 5/8″
100 Amp 1/2″ x 1″ 3/4″

Rectangular Baskets are standard with 50 AMP/bskt Double Contact Hooks (DKE). Higher amperage is available (i.e. 100 amps, 150 amps & 200 + amps).

BASKET SIZING:
The following rules of thumb are recommended for sizing baskets:

  • Baskets should be 2″ to 4″ shorter than the longest piece of work
  • Baksets should be 1″ aobve the solution level
  • Hook length is measured from top of anode bar to 1″ above the solution level

ANODE QUANTITIES:

Anodes To Fill Basket Rectangular basket 2.5″ x 6″ x L Round 2″ Dia x L
Nickel Chips 3 lbs / inch of Length 0.8 lbs / inch of Length
Copper Chunks 2.5″ lbs / inch of Length 0.75 lbs / inch of Length
2″ Copper Balls 2 lbs / inch of Length 0.625 lbs / inch of Length

BASKET OPTIONS:
Inverted “V” lift Hooks, Inverted “U” hooks and reverse Lift Hooks for easier access in lifting baskets
Submergible Hooks
Loading Chutes for easier anode loading
Mesh on 4 sides of basket foe greater anode to cathode ratio
Thicker mesh material
TiClad Copper Hooks for higher amperage rating