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Category: Case Studies

Case Study: Swivel-on-Swivel Casters with Twergo Wheels Help Automotive Plant Stay Up to Speed.

May 13, 2021

Case Study: Swivel-on-Swivel Casters with Twergo Wheels Help Automotive Plant Stay Up to Speed.

Problem: A large automotive manufacturer was having issues moving carts. Each cart needed over 60 lbs initial push force to get moving. This put many cart operators at risk for overexertion injuries. Adding to the problem was moving the heavy carts into work cells which meant some tight maneuvering. In addition, the carts were equipped […]

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TWERGO® Wheels Spark Initiative to Get Push Force Below 35lbs. at Electric Vehicle Manufacturer.

April 26, 2021

TWERGO® Wheels Spark Initiative to Get Push Force Below 35lbs. at Electric Vehicle Manufacturer.

 The Problem: A major electric vehicle manufacturer needed to get the maximum push force below 35 pounds on their manual carts. These carts were carrying loads of 1500 pounds.  It was essential for the company to meet the 35-pound push force standard. At that weight, 99% of the workforce can move a cart multiple times […]

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Caster Replacement Costs Automotive Manufacturer Thousands Monthly

July 14, 2020

Caster Replacement Costs Automotive Manufacturer Thousands Monthly

THE PROBLEM:

  • Hard plastic wheels needed to be replaced every 3 months
  • Wheels were wearing quickly due to...

All Systems Go with Quick Turnaround of Extra Heavy Duty Casters, Saving Aerospace Company $2 Million

June 23, 2020

All Systems Go with Quick Turnaround of Extra Heavy Duty Casters, Saving Aerospace Company $2 Million

The Problem: Delay of parts needed to finish building rocket

  • – Tooling needed casters to finish rocket, construction was delayed
  • R...

Large equipment manufacturer saves $230,000 a year in caster replacement costs with ErgoMaxx™.

May 22, 2020

Large equipment manufacturer saves $230,000 a year in caster replacement costs with ErgoMaxx™.

Problem:

  •  Import rigs were being replaced monthly on more than 30 carts

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Automotive company saves over $400,000 through less injuries and maintenance, increased productivity

May 18, 2020

Automotive company saves over $400,000 through less injuries and maintenance, increased productivity

Problem:

  • Non-standardization of casters increased maintenance costs

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Making the cut: Truck manufacturing plant realizes a potential savings of $90,000 by reducing operating costs and worker injuries.

May 12, 2020

Making the cut: Truck manufacturing plant realizes a potential savings of $90,000 by reducing operating costs and worker injuries.

The Problem: Operating costs at an all-time high Worker injuries were increasing comp claims Productivity was down from injured workers and load weights requiring more transportation and handling An assembly plant for a large American automotive manufacturer makes full-size pickups. The plant uses dollies for material handling to transport materials between the assembly plant and […]

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Beating the ODDS: Conceptual Innovations Develops Omni-Directional Drive System for NASA Glenn Research Center.

February 17, 2020

Beating the ODDS: Conceptual Innovations Develops Omni-Directional Drive System for NASA Glenn Research Center.

When your job deals with the challenges of getting to outer space, the products you design and build are far from ordinary. And for that matter, so are the challenges. At the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, wind tunnel testing is a constant. So is the fact that the fully assembled test articles […]

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Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-Free Facility

June 30, 2019

Helping an Automobile Manufacturer Develop a Forklift-Free Facility

The Situation:

An automobile manufacturer wanted to move toward a forklift-free facility. Their goal was to reduce operational and maintenance costs as well as improve workplace safety by reducing injuries. As the process was implemented,...

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