Wire containers and pallet cages are among the best-selling E-Deck products. Custom wire containers and cages made by E-Deck are shipped to customers worldwide every week. Engineers at E-Deck have discovered that many clients tend to hold a few widespread misconceptions regarding a wire container, though.
Some clients have in the past placed orders for containers that didn’t entirely satisfy their demands due to these assumptions. Many of our customers actually came to us to rectify an issue with their previous basket design, which they had originally ordered somewhere else. Many of these problems were brought on by misinterpretations of the requirements for the container’s design.
Common Misconceptions About Wire Containers You Should Be Aware Of!
Here are a few typical misconceptions concerning wire containers and cages that E-Deck engineers have run across in the past to help you avoid exactly the same issues:
Misconception #1: You’ll ALWAYS Save Money by Getting a Cheaper Container
By purchasing the lowest basket, many firms attempt to reduce expenses and save money. It seems like a good idea at first. A less expensive basket does not, however, always result in long-term cost savings.
For instance, the upfront expenses would be lower if an organization using a wire storage container for parts cleaning purposes decided to use a basic steel container rather than a high-grade steel one. Unfortunately, the chemicals needed in a parts cleaning operation would eventually corrode plain steel containers. In addition to potentially causing damage to the parts getting cleaned, it would also shorten the container’s lifespan.
However, stainless steel would be much more resistant to exposure to the light corrosives used in parts cleaning methods. These containers would last years instead of just a few months.
Misconception #2: Every Container Must Be Specially Made for Each Part/Process
It is not always essential to tailor each storage container you employ to each distinct part or procedure in order to maximise their functionality and durability. A general-purpose wire container that may be used in many processes for various parts can be made, based on your operation process.
In fact, using a metal storage container for several different operations can speed up the manufacturing process. How long it takes your manufacturing team to transfer items from one container to the next and how frequently this needs to be done will determine how much time it would take.
A mechanical engineer with experience should be consulted first to determine whether employing a less specialised container is practical for your manufacturing operation.
Misconception #3: If the Container is Fully Coated, the Substrate Materials Aren’t Important
A unique coating material would be used for the wire container in many of the container and cage designs created by E-Deck to increase the cage’s suitability for a particular activity. And just because a metal container has a coating doesn’t mean the substance underneath it isn’t important.
For instance, several non-stick coatings have an extremely porous surface that makes it simple for chemicals to seep through to the material underneath the coating. In this situation, the substance beneath the coating must be equally corrosion-resistant as the coating itself.
The material beneath a coating, although it is approved to be used in high-temperature settings, might nevertheless lose mechanical properties or even melt if the temperature of your procedure is higher than its suggested operational range.
These are just some of the many misconceptions that the engineering team at E-Deck has encountered regarding steel wire containers and pallet cages over the years. In order to order a custom container that best meets your objectives, it can be helpful to take the time to educate yourself about common custom container problems.
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