BorgWarner, a global leader in powertrain solutions, produces vehicle transmission modules. It needed stainless steel baskets to hold module components as they passed through an industrial washer before assembly. The wash baskets were important because foreign matter on the solenoid could impair the performance of the transmission modules. BorgWarner ordered stackable Kadon-style parts washing baskets from Marlin with handles, a woven steel mesh exterior and custom lids. The precise fit and firm seal of the cover was particularly important to protect the components during the wash operation. So was the baskets’ ability to withstand high wash temperatures. BorgWarner said it had tried another supplier with lesser results.
“Over time, they couldn’t hold up to the kind of quality that Marlin could output,” said a BorgWarner manufacturing engineer.“Marlin Steel is the standard for what we use.”