CASE STUDY

Conveyor Rollers

Replacement of chain-driven rollers, rolling blanks from one process to another

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Reducing cost by 75%

Reverse engineered from worn out sample, due to not having prints

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Industry

Electric

The “ask” 

Schneider Electric had conveyor rollers that were worn out. Their OEM would not make any replacements because they were requesting a smaller batch of rollers--basically just the componentry, rather than recreating the entire conveyer line system. They asked that we reverse engineer the rollers.

How it was used

The chain-driven rollers moved blanks from one process to another. Each blank was lightweight but stacked 50 to 60 blanks at a time, and quickly became heavier. After 15 years, the blanks wore the urethane coating off of the rollers.  

Unique about the specs

We sourced and fabricated the componentry including sourcing urethane coating and grinding. It’s what provides the grip to move the pieces across it. We turned the rod and end caps on the lathe, cutting the cooling to secondary source for urethane coating and grinding.

Unique about how we helped the customer

Reverse engineered from worn out sample, due to not having prints.

Capabilities
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REVERSE ENGINEER

Steps

1.

Confirm Scope

2.

"Go & See" Daily Application

3.

Reverse Engineer

4.

3D Model

5.

Confirm Design

6.

Manufacture Prints

7.

Saw Cut

8.

Machine

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Urethane Coat & Grind

10.

Assemble

What people are saying

It is a pleasure to work with the company. Their solutions are attentive to detail and their finished product is outstanding.”

Rob F.,Manufacturing Engineer,
Schneider Electric