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Spacers
Application: Garage Door Hinges

Application:
An OEM was manufacturing a complete assembly of a garage door hinge. They were using press technology to perform the stamping and another to create the butted seam Spacer. This type of manufacturing allowed a production of these Spacers to reach upwards of 150 pieces per minute. For years this method proved to be sufficient and cost effective, but demands grew higher, and decisions needed to be made. New fixtures and necessary maintenance was proposed at over $18,000. An additional press was also being investigated to handle the increased volume. Along with the expense of this new machinery, limited floor space was presenting another obstacle.

At the same time, the customer was approached by SPIROL to present their standard roll formed Spacers. An application engineering review was opened immediately to determine if our “lowest cost solution” would work.

Solution:
Upon testing and review, the Spacer for this application was one of SPIROL’s 30,000 standard-off-the-shelf products. By utilizing our proprietary roll forming technology, over 300 Spacers could be made per minute. This was double the customer’s production rate, therefore, the unit price was much lower than their in-house manufactured parts. By switching to our standard Spacers, the customer benefited from readily available stock, extra savings through mass material buys, and no need to invest in capital for the in-house manufacturing of Spacers.

SPIROL’s value originated from the roll forming process where parts are fabricated from strip steel with no scrap or shavings. For over 60 years we have made our Engineering Department available to work with you to find the common goal of lowest installed cost.

Our staff of engineers will review your application needs and work with your design team to recommend the best solution.  One way to start the process is to select Spacing Applications in our Optimal Application Engineering portal.

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