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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: 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: Shock Absorbing TWERGO® for the Aerospace Industry

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Shock Absorbing TWERGO® for the Aerospace Industry
The largest airplane manufacturer in the U.S. is automating its manufacturing process for its fuselage assembly platform, which includes converting from tuggers to automated guided vehicles (AGV) for the movement of work platforms. The weight of each platform is 48,000 lbs., and the esisting wheels require a push force of...

Case Study: Lowering the Cost of Conveyor Parts for Automobile Assembly Plant

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Lowering the Cost of Conveyor Parts for Automobile Assembly Plant
When you can lower the cost of something that you need for your business, it’s a big notch in the win column. 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...

Case Studies: TWERGO® Performs Consistently

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Studies: TWERGO® Performs Consistently
Autrans Corp. is an Automotive supplier that utilizes material handling carts to move parts and assemblies around their plant. These carts need to handle a lot of weight. Unfortunately, the wheels on the carts would wear quickly, sometimes after just a few months of use, causing the push force to...

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: Timely Manufacturing for Conveyor Power Drive Rollers
An automobile assembly plant needed to replace the power drive rollers on a conveyor in a timely manner, but the parts were being manufactured in Italy which meant lengthy lead times and slow, costly ocean freight. These drive rollers conveyed the automobiles through the weld and final assembly processes, so...

Case Study: TWERGO® Saves Millions of Dollars

January 30, 2018 By: Joe Verbeke

Case Study: TWERGO® Saves Millions of Dollars
The devil is in the details. In this case, our client was able to save millions of dollars by installing an ergonomically designed wheel on a critical piece of equipment. At a stamping plant for American automobile manufacturer, racks carrying stamped pieces were not being used to their full capacity...
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