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Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Leading Tire Manufacturer
A leading tire manufacturer had a problem with an important piece of equipment at their facility: the large tread trucks used for moving rubber by hand around the plant had become exceedingly heavy - too much for one person to push alone safely. The polyurethane tires on the cart's wheels...

Case Study: Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-free Environment

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-free Environment
An automobile manufacturer wanted to move toward a forklift-free environment to reduce costs and improve workplace safety. This is no small task and they quickly realized that industrial carts were going to play a huge role in the forklift-free facility. Their carts needed a product that was durable, easy to...

Case Study: Major Marine Product Manufacturer

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Major Marine Product Manufacturer
A major manufacturer of marine products was designing a deck dolly to move a prototyped component of a new 68-food luxury boat through their facility. Having the ability to build larger products would be a game-changer for this manufacturer. Moving the prototype through the facility wasn't working because it was...

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Oil Refinery Testing System
A manufacturer of testing systems for oil refineries developed an equipment testing machine for testing valves on oil pipelines. The test machine utilizes large steel plates that are 4 feet in diameter and weigh about 3000 lbs. These plates move back and forth on a track approximately 9 feet long....

Case Study: Custom Dual Flanged Wheels Eliminate Stability and Safety Issues

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Custom Dual Flanged Wheels Eliminate Stability and Safety Issues
A customer was having trouble moving a cart along a rail. The existing cart had four V-groove wheels in each corner. The load of the cart was over 2,500 lbs. The issues with the current situation were 1) the force necessary to move the cart was troubling, 2) there were...

Case Study: Reducing Push Pull Force

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Reducing Push Pull Force
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 rising...

Case Study: Cost-Saving Production of Conveyor Subassembly

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Cost-Saving Production of Conveyor Subassembly
Two of the most important tenants of running any business are to control costs and generate cash. So, when one of the parts you need is made overseas and is both expensive and time consuming to purchase and obtain, you work to find an alternate supplier.

Case Study: Heavy-Duty Dolly Issues in Automotive Facility

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Heavy-Duty Dolly Issues in Automotive Facility
An automotive manufacturer was having difficulty controlling the steering and excessive noise of a heavy duty dolly used in their facility. These issues were leading to inefficiencies and safety issues in the facility as the hard-to-manage dollies were not only difficult to manage but would also risk damage to their...
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