Garage Door Hinges
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.