The Customer’s Challenge: PVC jacketed cables were shorting out 400 waffle irons due to excessive heat, extreme flexing requirements and incompatibility with vegetable oils. The customer was also seeking a quick disconnect in lieu of a hard wired design.
EM Services: A high temperature, armored ultra flex cable design was assembled with connectors by the Supplier’s Value Added Center. Initial product trials resulted in 3x longer life versus the previous cable assembly. Contract pricing was also negotiated with the cord set manufacturer resulting in additional savings.
· Reduced the number fo change outs = $40,000 · Reduced the number of repairs = $32,500 · Reduced usage = $135,100
Customer: The plant was currently using a 5,000 PSI hydraulic hose assembly and they were seeking a better overall solution. The annual usage was 384 feet.
eM Services: During the application survey by the Supplier, it was determined that the plant pressure was 1,800 PSI for hydraulics. The current hose assembly far exceeded the maximum pressure required. A substitute product was recommended as a replacement with a rating of 2,750 PSI. This product was also more flexible making it much easier to handle.