A conveyor manufacturer approached SPIROL to help resolve an issue with their assembly. They were driven by cost to use plastic tubing rather than steel Spacers to separate the skate wheel rollers from each other and from the conveyor walls. The lead Engineer was concerned about the image the product would have using the plastic tubing when most other conveyor manufacturers used steel Spacers. He did not want to compromise the quality of the assembly or the perceived image of the product, yet he needed to meet the company’s cost objectives.
SPIROL’s Application Engineers were able to offer a cost-effective alternative to the plastic tubing by recommending their Series CS100 Conveyor Spacers. In addition to being competitively priced with the plastic tubing, SPIROL’s standard line offered the manufacturer a higher strength product. By using galvanized material, the lead time was half that of the made-to-order lengths of the plastic tubing. SPIROL also offered 1,000 piece minimum orders priced at the same rate regardless of the total quantity ordered. This gave the manufacturer flexibility in their ordering patterns without any cost implication.
The value of SPIROL’s CS100 Conveyor Spacer line originates from the roll forming process where parts are fabricated from strip steel with no scrap or shavings. Additionally, standard roll-formed Spacers can be made to any length without tool charges.
By partnering with SPIROL, the conveyor manufacturer was able to improve the quality of the assembly while concurrently controlling costs and inventory.
Take advantage of SPIROL's complimentary Applications Engineering support on your next spacing application. SPIROL Engineers will review your application needs and work with your design team to recommend the best solution at the lowest total installed cost.
Why Should You Partner with SPIROL?
Our core purpose is to be a resource that facilitates the reduction of your assembly costs, improves your product quality and enhances your overall competitiveness. In addition, SPIROL offers: