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Bolted Joint Analysis to Diagnose and Eliminate Loosening of a Critical Application

PEAK INNOVATIONS ENGINEERING ASSISTS AN ON-HIGHWAY OEM TO ELIMINATE A FIELD QUALITY ISSUE THROUGH TORQUE-ANGLE-TENSION TESTING WITH ULTRASONICS CHALLENGE A specialty vehicle manufacturer (OEM) was receiving reports from field service technicians that the fasteners...

Automotive OEM Partners with Peak innovations Engineering to Launch New Wheel Designs

ON-SITE TENSION MEASUREMENTS DURING DURABILITY TESTS PROVIDE CONFIDENCE IN THE SUITABILITY AND SAFETY OF NEW WHEELS PRIOR TO RELEASE CHALLENGE Serving as the connection between a car and the road, the wheel-to-hub joint is arguably one of the most safety-critical in...

Production Line-Down Situation Prevented By Validating Alternative Wheel Nut

CHALLENGE A heavy truck manufacturer (OEM) was facing a supplier-related shortage of M22 wheel nuts. Since the incumbent nut supplier could not meet production requirements, the OEM was facing a line-down situation within a matter of days. The OEM identified an...

Comparing the Cost of Securing Sheet Metal Panels

By: Dave Archer | Principal Engineer   One of the more common fastening tasks for OEMs is attaching cover panels to a fabricated frame. In some cases, these panels are designed to be removable, but in most cases, they are permanently joined or fastened and not...

Peak Testing Helped Fastener Distributor Save Customer $24,950

CHALLENGE A customer of a fastener distributor was using liquid adhesive during the assembly process of gearboxes for solar panel tracking. The adhesive was allowing for variation in clamp load, slow production time, and messy application. The distributor was...

AUTOMOTIVE OEM PARTNERS WITH PEAK INNOVATIONS ENGINEERING TO LAUNCH NEW WHEEL DESIGNS

Serving as the connection between a car and the road, the wheel-to-hub joint is arguably one of the most safety-critical in an automobile. Ensuring the joint is designed to achieve and maintain clamp load during operation is of utmost importance…

PRODUCTION LINE-DOWN SITUATION PREVENTED BY VALIDATING ALTERNATIVE WHEEL NUT

A heavy truck manufacturer (OEM) was facing a supplier-related shortage of M22 wheel nuts. Since the incumbent nut supplier could not meet production requirements, the OEM was facing a line-down situation within a matter of days…

COMPARING THE COST OF SECURING SHEET METAL PANELS

One of the more common fastening tasks for OEMs is attaching cover panels to a fabricated frame. In some cases, these panels are designed to be removable, but in most cases, they are permanently joined or fastened and not intended to be removed in normal use…

PEAK TESTING HELPED FASTENER DISTRIBUTOR SAVE CUSTOMER $24,950

A customer of a fastener distributor was using liquid adhesive during the assembly process of gearboxes for solar panel tracking. The adhesive was allowing for variation in clamp load, slow production time, and messy application…
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