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Reducing Push Pull

September 12, 2013 By: Admin

Reducing Push Pull

Customer: Major US Automobile Manufacturer Note (US Automakers hold themselves to very high standards when it comes to safety, including ergonomics. They realize that injuries due to overexertion are the most common injuries in the workplace, and that those injuries can be detrimental in various ways including, negative impact on moral, increased employee absence and […]

Moving Carts Along Rails

August 12, 2013 By: Admin

Moving Carts Along Rails

Situation: Customer was having trouble moving a cart along a rail. The existing cart had four V groove wheels in each corner and the load was in excess of 2500 lbs. The customer was troubled with the force necessary to move the cart. Additionally there were frequent episodes where the wheel would bind on the […]

Lasting Products

August 12, 2013 By: Admin

Lasting Products

Situation: A classic case of low cost versus total cost of ownership: A large food processor was experiencing frequent caster and wheel failures which shortened the life cycle on wash-down carts being used in operations. The caster failure was that the bearing was seizing in the swivel section and eventually fracturing the king pin. The […]

Conveyor System Repaired

August 12, 2013 By: Admin

Conveyor System Repaired

Situation: An automotive assembly plant needed a heavy duty conveyor system repaired. The system was very complicated and had a wide variety of drive wheels, idler wheels or buffer wheels. The problem was that the conveyor was manufactured in Europe and then replacement parts had significant lead times and costs. The customer needed a reliable […]

Trailer Hitch

August 12, 2013 By: Admin

Customer: Cart Manufacturer Application: To be use as a trailer tongue Issue: The customer was looking for a durable material in order to increase the life of the tongue. The pin that goes through the tongue wears the polyurethane out quickly, making the connection of the trailers generate noise. Solution: By using a special polyurethane […]

Telescoping Steering Wheel Mechanism

August 12, 2013 By: Admin

Telescoping Steering Wheel Mechanism

Customer: Manufacturer of Automotive and Truck Steering Columns and Shifters. Application: telescoping steering wheel mechanism for large trucks. Issue: The original part needed to be able to slide back and forth freely while handing more torque than it previously was able to handle. Solution: Triple E was able to develop a robust product which could handle more […]

Stub Roller

August 12, 2013 By: Admin

Stub Roller

Customer: Automotive Manufacturer Application: Skid conveyor drive wheel Issue: Supplier of the conveyor was no longer in business. Ford needed to repair and replace 180 drive wheels. Solution: Caster Concepts was supplied with a sample of the existing product to reverse engineer. The Stub Roller was designed by the Caster Concepts Engineering team to drop […]

Shift Drum

August 12, 2013 By: Admin

Shift Drum

Customer: Drivetrain Manufacturer Application: Shift drum to be used in the assembly of American motorcycle transmissions. Issue: The customer needed a specially machined shift drum to complete the assembly of a particular type of motorcycle transmission. The part was required to be machined at tight tolerances. Solution: The Machine Center was able to complete this […]

Rail Cars Roll On Our Wheels

August 12, 2013 By: Admin

Rail Cars Roll On Our Wheels

Customer: Material Handling Manufacturing Application: Our customer was contracted by a rail car manufacturer to create a carrier for rail cars as they go through the manufacturing process. Issue:  These rail cars were extremely heavy, weighing about 150,000lbs,  each wheel had to carry 17,500 pounds and roll freely. In addition, one set of wheels on […]

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