Spirol provides solution for military vehicles 27 August 2013

Spirol Industries has provided a quick delivery of adjustable shim packs for the spacing of armoured vehicle door hinges for a military vehicle manufacturer.

This spacing is critical to the welding process, providing proper sealing and locking engagement of the door systems.

The customer designed an adjustable shim pack based on surface bonded shim material requiring 94 layers of 0.05mm thick laminates, however due to the size and configuration of the parts, surface bonded materials were problematic in cost. The amount of time needed for dimensional adjustment, as well as a long lead-time required for manufacturing also needed adjusting.

Spirol’s application engineers worked with the manufacturer to determine the required adjustment and developed three edge-bonded shim set proposals. The advantages were evaluated and a proposal offering safe, quick adjustment, a 70% cost reduction and a short manufacturing lead-time was selected. The solution was provided without tooling cost using Spirol’s tool-less manufacturing technology.

Spirol offers free samples and application engineering support. The company’s application engineers will review a customer’s application needs and work with its design team to recommend the best solution.


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