Customer Applications Case Examples - Grinding


Customer Industry/Description of Problem

  • Transportation equipment manufacturer
  • Overhead grinding on bottom surfaces of barge

Known Data regarding the Application

  • Overhead grinding on bottom and horizontal surfaces of barge
  • Done from a man-lift to reach surfaces

Solutions Considered

  • 80/20 rail with quick release handles
  • Ring gimbal for grinder

Reasons for Final Solution Selection

  • Robust design required – plasma welding slag in vicinity
  • Difficult outdoor environment, lots of movement with man-lift

Customer Benefits (ROI)

  • Reduction of shoulder injuries (rough cost $80k per incident)