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Custom Remke Connectors Come Through for Forging Equipment

Jernberg Industries manufactures highly engineered, forged parts for the automotive industry – many of which are heat-treated.  The forging equipment was extremely hard on the sensor cables used on the press arms.  Small particles of silica were getting into the threads and receptors.  Plus water and graphite were ruining connections and shorting out the sensors, damaging coupling nuts and hardware in the process.  When this happened, everything had to stop!

Remke Electrical Connectors Save Time & Money

Set-up time to change the press arm was taking too long because cables needed to be dressed within the arm.  Their supplier was only able to deliver one length of cable which needed to fit across the arm and connect to a custom distribution box with stainless steel connectors.  The process of arranging all that extra cable took Jernberg employees too long and started to create extensive downtime.

Jernberg searched extensively but could not find a solution in the stock connectors offered by the major connector manufacturers.  Plus they were 5-10 times more expensive and didn’t keep graphite out of the equipment.   Jernberg was running out of options until they found Remke.

Custom Solutions from the Remke Experts

Remke was able to create custom connectors that solved their specific problem when no other supplier was willing to customize parts for them.  Jernberg provided the cables to Remke and we molded stainless steel M12 connectors to them that fit the equipment exactly – with no hanging cable or need to dress cables.

Our Custom Solutions team also produced an 8-port M12 distribution box with stainless steel hardware, made to fit inside the custom enclosure on the forging press.  Plus we created a 12-pole Mini-Link cordset with a stainless steel grip to mate with the distribution box.  Results?  With the new connector solutions in place, Jernberg found downtime reduced by 80-90%.

Custom connectors can solve very specific problems at the individual machine level.  You shouldn’t have to fit your machines to the small selection of stock connectors supplied by huge vendors.  Remke can create custom connectors for small runs affordably!

Are stock connectors not meeting your needs?  Do you need a small run of a custom connector?  Then look no more – Remke is your answer.  Please LIKE or SHARE this blog…. and as always, thank you for subscribing to EVERYTHING’S CONNECTED.