Collaboration between engineering teams and our network of preferred suppliers solves problems for our customers, even when their product is already out in the market.
A global transportation manufacturer had a structural weakness in one of their locomotive's fasteners. They needed a fastener solution that could be taken off and put back on numerous times.
A team of Optimas engineers worked closely with the customer’s engineering team to study the specifications and gather a variety of potential fasteners. They then brought in a dedicated supplier to finalize the part design — a one-piece fastener made from durable plastic, which would take the least amount of time to install and be the easiest to remove, unlike the multiple-part lighter plastic component previously used. Our engineers worked with the customer every step of the way on functional tests to ensure that the new fastener could be removed and reused as needed.
The new push-in plastic fasteners are now installed in all 12,500 of of the customer’s locomotives. The durable, plastic, reusable design not only saves time & money on installation, it also streamlines repairs to the cab wiring system.
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