Manufacturing – Design & Custom Modification

75% installation labor reduction

Challenge

A large filtering machine requires the breaking of the reel assembly to remove it from service during annual maintenance. Due to its configuration, it is very labor intensive to install the new reel assembly.

How can it be modified to make installation easier and not require breaking the reel during removal?

Before

New & Improved

Solution

Work with the maintenance team to fully understand the constraints of the filter machine.

  • Reconfigure the ends of the reel with removable plunger-type pins allowing installation of the reel assembly quickly in the very limited space within the machine.
  • The entire end assembly can be removed and replaced as necessary and no damage is done to the reel upon removal during regular maintenance activities.

Result

A custom plunger pin design resulted in quick and easy installation of the reel assembly. Cost savings included removing the requirement of having to purchase a new reel assembly with each annual maintenance schedule.

Products Made in the USA with domestic content materials and manufacturing.

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