• Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 4.26.56 PMA 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.