Heavy Duty Storage Case
A plastic storage case had been designed with a latch/hinge assembly requiring two pins. One pin was used to connect the entire latch assembly to the case lid, and the other pin was used as a hinge pin within the latch assembly.
The original pins that were used were solid pins that had a barb on one end. Due to its asymmetrical design these pins could not be easily oriented for use in automated feed equipment. In addition, the solid pin could not provide a reliable friction fit hinge so a feature had to be designed into the case to create interference. The manufacturer decided to replace the current pins with one that was better suited for use in automated equipment and capable of providing a quality friction fit hinge without the need of additional features built into the case.