This customer was supplying coils of plastic tubing, which were wound around a steel structure. The steel structure was 8-10 feet in diameter and was assembled using nuts and bolts. This assembly worked, however, it was very difficult to disassemble and return to the tubing supplier. The reels were either not disassembled, leading to higher freight costs, or were not returned at all.
Driv-Lok’s ENGINOMICS team supplied Type E groove pins, which were substituted for the nuts and bolts that previously held the structure together. Using the Driv-Lok groove pins, the structure was easily disassembled and returned to the tubing supplier, leading to lower freight costs and more reels being returned.
• INCREASED EASE OF REEL DISASSEMBLY
• IMPROVED RATE OF REEL RETURNS
• SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS IN FREIGHT COSTS