Reverse Engineered Cast Conveyor Parts Solve Excessively Long OEM Delivery Times
A major Canadian paper mill was in a serious production bind: delivery times for cast replacement side and slat parts for their boiler firing conveyor, were so long that they would have a serious impact on the plant’s production capability.
The conveyor slats and sides were modular elements of the conveyor’s carrying surface and sides. Each surface component is a cast piece that is mounted to a shaft at one end, and floats freely at the other end; resting on a following casting when in support mode, but hanging freely as it goes over a conveyor end or bottom.
With years of experience in reverse engineering projects, J&L Castings’ staff quickly supplied the five different patterns and tooling required for volume production.
The material selected for the application was EX42, a high temperature resistant alloy. The order quantity for each custom cast part ranged from 10-429 pieces ranged in weight from 23 to 91 lbs.
From the date of the original order to the date of delivery the entire project took less than 8 weeks. The PO was received on May 5th and J&L built new patterns and shipped complete by June 24th.
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