A manufacturer was experiencing premature gearbox failures on their assembly line resulting in unscheduled downtime as well as repair & replacement costs. VEXTEC® evaluating the different gearbox brands they were using under various operating conditions. The client decided to standardize on one gearbox manufacturer. Additional VLM® analysis helped them refine their operating procedures improve durability. VEXTEC is now monitoring operations in real time & updating predictions as part of a Preventative Maintenance Program.
Client was using multiple press rollers under a variety of operating conditions, and experiencing premature failures. VEXTEC identified the root cause of the failures, identified a repair process for the short term, and a redesign in the long term. VLM was then used to evaluate two alternative redesigns, and the superior one was implemented.
Client wanted to know if an alternative (cheaper) manufacturing method would have a detrimental effect on durability. VEXTEC determined that the alternative method produced less compressive residual stress, which resulted in a significantly lower fatigue life. Client decided to stay with original process.
Client asked VEXTEC to evaluate several potential repair processes. VLM was used for sensitivity studies to determine best repair process, resulting in better durability of repaired components.