ETCO Incorporated Focuses on New Range of Products that Can Increase Consumer Safety and Reduce Manufacturing Automation Errors

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ETCO’s new products are created with consumer safety in mind and reducing errors that occur during manufacturing automation processes

ETCO Flat Snap Product Created with Safety and Reducing Connector Manufacturing Injuries

ETCO Flat Snap Product Created with Safety and Reducing Connector Manufacturing Injuries

These products demonstrate ETCO’s commitment to helping manufacturers and their employees improve the safety of the products they produce every day.

ETCO Incorporated, a manufacturer of custom precision stampings for appliance, automotive, medical and other industries, has announced a range of products whose primary purpose is to ensure consumer safety while working towards reducing production line and automation errors. The products are part of an ongoing effort to provide value to manufacturers while ensuring production line continuity.

The wire termination products being focused on include the Closed Back Insulated Female Disconnect Product, model numbers PDF-224-CB and PDF-225-CB. This product is currently being used by a host of large scale appliance manufacturers in applications such as dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators. Utilizing the industry‐leading "F" crimp developed by ETCO, the Closed Back connector renders an absolute minimal loss of voltage. The patented Closed Back cover of the insulated DF‐224 and DF‐225 terminals paved the way for compliance to UL 749. This locked‐in cover offers a fortified hazard defense to prevent electrical shock caused by accidental probing of a tool or utensil; this is sometimes referred to as a “knife test.”

Another product available for immediate use in appliance manufacturing, wire termination and a multitude of other industries is the patented FlatSnap product (product numbers that range from F260-HB through FW-265-CX). Currently, the FlatSnap product is being used by major appliance makers in ranges, dishwashers, washing machines and other appliance applications. This product helps to reduce injury by allowing workers to snap and lock the connection in place. Many manufacturing injuries arise as a result of repetitive motion and components not built with this in mind. ETCO’s FlatSnap component product solutions are ergonomically designed to reduce repetitive stress related injuries.

ETCO President John Macaluso states, “These products demonstrate ETCO’s commitment to helping manufacturers and their employees improve the safety of the products they produce every day.” He continues, “The products also provide cost-savings to manufacturers and helps to reduce down-time due to automation problems and injuries.”

ETCO plans on enhancing its entire wire termination product line with consumer safety measures in place, as part of long-range initiative to make manufacturing more efficient and less costly.

Founded in 1947, ETCO is a privately owned company. The Company manufactures precision stampings and rubber and plastic molded products used principally by major automotive and appliance manufacturers. ETCO also has major customers in a variety of other industries in the USA and over 30 countries throughout the world. ETCO has factories and a research complex in Bradenton, Florida and a factory and engineering center in Warwick, Rhode Island.

For more information on ETCO, visit the Company website online at http://www.etco.com

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