Standard Styles and Sizes
Rectangular—21 ⁄2″ × 6″ × Length
Round—21 ⁄2″ Diameter × Length
Standard Stock lengths include 18″, 24″, 30″. Other lengths built to order.
All Baskets available in Titanium, Zirconium, Stainless Steel and Monel Mesh Types & Choosing the Right One
Mini-Expanded—3 ⁄16″ × SWD × 1 ⁄2″ LWD . . . . . . . . . . . . 65% mesh open area
Large-Expanded—1 ⁄2″ × SWD × 11 ⁄4″ LWD . . . . . . . . . . . 75% mesh open area
Perforated—1 ⁄2″ dia. on 11⁄16″ staggered centers . . . . . . . . 50% mesh open area
SWD = Short Width Dimension
LWD = Long Width Dimensions on Diamond Pattern
Industry Standard calls for 2:1 Anode to Cathode ratio when calculating anodes in a bath.
Mini-Expanded Mesh is the most commonly used mesh type, offering a compromise between enough open area and basket stability.
Large-Expanded Mesh is highly used for large anode ball applications.
Perforated is the most durable and used with a variety of anode material.
Basket Amperage and Hooks Rectangular Baskets are standard with 50 AMPS/Bskt
Double Contact Hooks. Higher amperage is available (i.e. 100 AMPS, 150 AMPS and 200+ AMPS). To determine the AMPS needed per basked, use the following formula:
AMPS needed per basket = Total AMPS of Tank /Total Number of Baskets
Amperage Rating per Hook: 25 AMP = 1 ⁄8″ × 1″ Double Contact Hook or 3 ⁄8″ Square Bar Hook
50 AMP = 1 ⁄4″ × 1″ Double Contact Hook or 1 ⁄2″ Square Bar Hook
75 AMP = 3 ⁄8″ × 1″ Double Contact Hook or 5 ⁄8″ Square Bar Hook
100 AMP = 1 ⁄2″ × 1″ Double Contact Hook or 3 ⁄4″ Square Bar Hook
Considerations for 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
Baskets should be 1″ above the solution level
Hook length is measured from the top of anode bar to 1″ above the solution level
Quantities for rectangular baskets should be three (3) 21 ⁄2″ × 6″ baskets for every two feet of bus bar