A 1st tier automotive supplier contracted D&E Machine Co to CNC machine and assemble a series of 5 cylinder roller clamps for a work cell application. These cylinder clamps were built to replace existing parts that were designed and manufactured by another company. These previous components were not working in our client’s machine, causing repetitive machine component breakage and cell down time. When unable to receive cooperation from their original supplier, our client turned to D&E for help.

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Cylinder Roller Clamp for Work Cell

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Cylinder Roller Clamp for Work Cell Application

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5 Cylinder Roller Clamp

Based off customer supplied design and drawings, we used our advanced CNC turning, milling, and assembly operations to build parts that met precise customer specifications. The project included purchasing commercial items that were included in the assembly, such as ball bearings and Thompson shafting and air cylinders. Constructed from 1018 cold rolled steel, each cylinder roller clamp was heat treated to 55-58 RC, and then provided an electroless nickel plating and a smooth, 63 surface finish. Once machining was complete, we then delivered the clamps to our client’s facility in Cincinnati within a 3 week turnaround period.

Using our advanced design and manufacturing services, D&E was able to provide our client with 5 cylinder roller clamps that successfully replaced previous problematic parts. Our roller clamps helped our client avoid further machine component breakage and production down time.

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Specifications

CNC Machined and assembled cylinder roller clamp for a work cell.

Capabilities Applied Printing Processes CNC milling and CNC turning and assembly
Material Type 1018 Cold Rolled Steel
Material Finish 63 surface finish
Secondary Operations Applied Heat treated to 55-58 RC and Electroless Nickel Plated
Industry For Use 1st tier automotive supplier
Volume 5
Delivery Time 3 weeks
Delivery Location Cincinnati region
Product Name Cylinder Clamp Assembly for work cell
Project Scope Machine and assemble a work cell item for the customer to eliminate repetitive machine component breakage and cell down time.  The project included purchasing commercial items that were included in the assembly such as Ball Bearings, Thompson Shafting and Air Cylinders.
Design Work Customer supplied design and drawings
Product Description Cylinder Clamp Assemblies designed to replace an existing part that was not working in a machine that was a design and build by another company for which they could not get cooperation