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Shane Luevano

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Metal baskets for cleaning of PCBA's | 20 April, 1999

HELP I need any information on how to purchase "Metal baskets" (dimensions 3" height x 18" width and length) for our HUGE cleaning machine for our PCBA's. Pleas eif anybody could give me sales info, or company information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

SLVCAL@aol.com 1-619-578-8710

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#11861

Re: Metal baskets for cleaning of PCBA's | 20 April, 1999

| HELP | I need any information on how to purchase "Metal baskets" | (dimensions 3" height x 18" width and length) for our HUGE cleaning machine for our PCBA's. Pleas eif anybody could give me sales info, or company information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. | | SLVCAL@aol.com | 1-619-578-8710 | Aqueous Technologies manufacture such baskets� (800) 218-8128

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Steve Gregory

#11862

Re: Metal baskets for cleaning of PCBA's (The Cheap way) | 21 April, 1999

| HELP | I need any information on how to purchase "Metal baskets" | (dimensions 3" height x 18" width and length) for our HUGE cleaning machine for our PCBA's. Pleas eif anybody could give me sales info, or company information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. | | SLVCAL@aol.com | 1-619-578-8710

Shane,

Not to take any business away from those that make those type of baskets, but I have a much cheaper solution. They'll make you a big, beefy stainless steel one, that's welded and whatnot, that'll cost you anywhere from $150-250. I mean with all that stainless steel and welding, it probably does cost close to that when you figure the time and materials that they need to put into making it. But I think that's overkill...

I have a Trek Triton aqueous cleaner, with 15-hp pumps and 15-hp blowers and no top belt. I'm at a contract assembly and build boards as small as an inch square (a little dongle assembly, or software protect key). You know if I was to put that into the washer it would be like a ping-pong ball ricocheting around inside that beast!

What I've done is gone down to Orchard Supply and bought me some wire fencing material that has a mesh of about a quarter inch square, picked up a pair of tin snips, and cut me out a pattern that will make me a rectangular box of whatever size I want with the top off, about one and a half inches in height.

Then use zip ties to secure the corner seams. I make two off these, and then use 3 or 4 zip ties loosely pulled (not all the way tight) to make a sort of hinge for both boxes...and viola! You have a wash basket! All for the huge sum of about $2.00! (and 15 minutes of your time) They work great! Have lasted me for the year that we've been open, and still look like they have another year (at least) of life left in em'...and I always have the same number of boards come out of the washer that I put in...(GRIN)

The big beefy stainless ones are fine, and they're prettier than mine. Buy em' if you got money to throw away...but like I said, I think they're overkill.

-Steve Gregory-

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#11863

Re: Metal baskets for cleaning of PCBA's | 27 April, 1999

I hope I'm not too late with some help for you. I have purchased stainless steel wire cleaning baskets for a vapor degreaser from:

Cooley Wire Products 5025 North River Road Schiller Park, IL 60176 847-678-8585 fax 847-678-8612

They do a very nice job. Send them a description and sketch and they will give you a quote. For a 11.5"x9.25"x4.5" deep basket they charged me $206. Is made from .063 wire mesh with a lip around the top. It has held up great for the past 3 years.

Bob

| HELP | I need any information on how to purchase "Metal baskets" | (dimensions 3" height x 18" width and length) for our HUGE cleaning machine for our PCBA's. Pleas eif anybody could give me sales info, or company information it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. | | SLVCAL@aol.com | 1-619-578-8710 |

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