Hydraulic Thumb Plumbing Solutions

OVERVIEW: HYDRAULIC THUMB PLUMBING SOLUTIONS Excavator operators switch attachments on demolition jobs to utilize the best tool for the job. Historically, there were gaps in available plumbing options when using a hydraulic thumb which were hard plumbed without quick release couplers. This made it difficult to prevent oil spillage when …

Case Study – Preventing Oil Spills

OVERVIEW: OPERATOR ERROR CAUSING OIL SPILLS A fleet management company was seeking a solution to operator errors causing hydraulic oil spills at their customers’ locations. First we engaged in an in-depth discovery process to learn how the existing quick couplers were impacting their loading processes in a negative way. We …

Case Study – Productivity

OVERVIEW: PRODUCTIVITY A multi-coupling solution provides answers to a tier-2 auto parts manufacturer’s needs and benefits their business in a variety of ways. When we engaged in a process analysis, we identified key areas of improvement preventing our customer from achieving their SMED (single-minute exchange of dies) objective. CHALLENGE: MANUAL …

Case Study – Environmental Impact

OVERVIEW: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT When a contractor requested an exact replacement for their worn, leaking threaded poppet couplers, we started asking questions to discover the true source of the problem. Turns out, the couplers were the issue themselves, with the potential to leak from the outset, not just resulting from wear. …

Case Study – Efficiency

OVERVIEW: EFFICIENCY When a conversion process is mandatory, it can only be improved by increasing efficiency. We helped our paper mill customer’s transition from their existing hard plumbed lines connected with JIC hose ends and adaptors to multi-coupling plates and the VEP series for leak-free connection and efficiency. CHALLENGE: IMPROVE …

Case Study – Health and Safety

OVERVIEW: HEALTH & SAFETY CONCERNS When a customer wanted to replace their leaking flat faced couplers, we asked about their entire process—where & how the coupler was being used and how it interfaced within the process—revealing that it was also creating an operator safety concern, exposure to stored energy. CHALLENGE: …