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A leading manufacturer of forklifts contacted SPIROL to help find a solution for an installation issue they were experiencing with Slotted Spring Pins used to retain two cast iron and steel components together. They were manually installing seven Slotted Pins per forklift with a hammer. In addition to production inefficiencies caused by interlocked Slotted Pins, the installation process created injuries on the assembly floor such as crushed fingers and repetitive strain injuries like rotator cuff tendonitis. In order to prevent these injuries from happening in the future, they understood that a change in both the fastener and installation process was needed.