Double E often has direct replacements to make upgrading from other manufacturer's chucks simple, but even when a retrofit is more challenging, Double E applies its experience and expertise to solve problems for its customers. As an example, Double E recently worked with a flexible packaging converter that needed to replace safety chucks because parts were no longer available. Since the bearing housings on the existing safety chucks were integrated into the machine frame, the customer was having difficulties finding a direct replacement.
Double E engineers designed new safety chucks to fit the customer's machine by taking measurements from the existing spindles. They planned carefully for a tricky installation then machinists manufactured two pairs of custom modern chucks with sliding faceplates to replace the old ones. Installing the new chucks would be challenging because of their position on the machine, but the Double E engineers took this into consideration. They created special mounts that would allow seamless integration. With a few minor adjustments on-site, the safety chucks fit properly into the machine, and the safety chuck upgrade was complete.
Double E also provided new 6" strip shafts to be used with the safety chucks, and DF-2000 core chucks (on the unwind) to complete the project. Double E was able to extend the life of the customer's dependable turret winder machine and today the product line is running at full capacity. The production manager expressed his appreciation for how dedicated and detailed oriented Double E was throughout the project.
This project demonstrates Double E's ability to help its customers by engineering custom solutions.
Mar 14, 2018
Mar 14, 2018
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