Food Processing Equipment
The original design specified a fabricated spacer with a snap-in plastic grommet between the computer interface and the chassis of the vat. This spacer was designed to protect the computer interface from the heat from the vat. The temperature around the spacer could get as hot as 200 degrees.
During the 100 unit prototype period the customer saw the plastic grommet fail. The grommet melted causing a mess behind the computerized interface. The problem became so bad that they had to recall the entire spacer and replace it with a new spacer using Device Technologies Spring-Fast® grommet edging. The parts were recalled and the cost for using the wrong grommet in the prototype units was roughly $100 each.
First of all, the grommet edging was able to withstand their 200 degree F requirement without melting. Secondly, they were able to buy lengths cut to exact size. This helped with installation costs. Lastly, engineering knew they had specified a safe and reliable grommet.
Grommet Edging App #108: Food Handling: Weigh Price and Label Units
Use Case: Food Handling Client: A major OEM of equipment that food handlers/retailers use to weigh, price, and label food. Solution: Spring-Fast SL Series (SL4) PROBLEM: The OEM produced large unit machines that had multiple access doors. These needed a seal but the...
Grommet Edging App #110: Food Industry: Commercial Dishwashing Systems
Use Case: Food Industry: Commercial dishwashing systems Client: A major OEM manufacturer of commercial dishwashing units Solution: Spring-Fast BAP2 Series PROBLEM: The OEM produces small to large units for commercial dishwashing. Each unit is fully automatic and...