Case Studies, Industrial Manufacturing, Power Transmission

Competition Roller Failure

Problem: Plant personnel was complaining about having to hand-carry large and heavy steel rollers. Our competition designed an aluminum roller, thinking this would eliminate the issue. The problem was, the aluminum rollers failed prematurely, and caused a new issue in price and increased change out.

Solution: We designed and field-tested a roller that provided an overall weight reduction of 25% while still maintaining the overall roller integrity.

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