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Medical Beam Scale
The Slotted Spring Pin caused difficulty with alignment, high insertion force, and skiving of the hole. This negatively impacted product quality and efficiency.
The scale’s beams and end caps are aluminum, a soft material in comparison to a hardened high carbon steel pin. Slotted Spring Pins are a poor choice in soft materials for a number of reasons. Slotted Spring Pins lack flexibility, are typically out of round at the gap, and exhibit poor end squareness with inferior chamfer quality. These characteristics make it very difficult to install a Slotted Spring Pin without damaging holes or introducing misalignment.