Painesville, OH (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
The Dyson Corporation, a supplier of large diameter domestic fasteners and forgings, has expanded its fork arm manufacturing operations at its Painesville, Ohio facility.
Dyson produces large diameter bolts, screws, nuts, washers, rods, studs, pins, construction accessories, specialty fasteners and custom forgings and heavy duty lift truck forks.
The fully forged forks are used in heavy-duty material handling operations such as steelmaking, shipbuilding, and other industrial applications. The forks have a 25 to 180 ton lifting capacity and in numerous configurations including coil rams, marine, tapered shank, offset tapered shank, explosive environment and customer-specific designs.
“Dyson has been in the forklift arm manufacturing business since the beginning, having made the very first forklift arm for forklift truck manufacturer, Towmotor in the 1930’s” stated Dustin Johnson, Sales Manager for The Dyson Corporation, “Today, our forklift arms are used in severe duty applications requiring the highest strength and durability. Our forklift arms are designed to lift between 25 and 180 tons and available in virtually any configuration the customer requires,” he concluded.
Lester Sears, founder of The Towmotor Company of Cleveland, invented the forklift truck in 1933 to carry and stack heavy loads. By 1944, Towmotor was an industrial truck leader. Caterpillar Tractor Co. purchased Towmotor in 1965.
For more than 125 years, Dyson has specialized in large domestic forged bolts, nuts, socket head cap screws, lock nuts, and construction fasteners used in transportation infrastructure of bridges, railroads and waterways, the fossil fuel industries of mining and power generation, shipbuilding and nuclear power, and the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supply chain.
About The Dyson Corporation
In 1884, Joseph Dyson founded The Dyson Corporation in Cleveland as a specialty forge shop. Mr. Dyson produced small forgings for various industries. Responding to customer demand, Mr. Dyson soon developed the capability to manufacture larger fasteners and forgings, as well as fork arms for the material handling industry.
Today, forgings made at the Painesville, Ohio plant range in size from one half to 10,000 pounds. Equipment includes a combination of hammers, mechanical and hydraulic presses, upsetters, benders, and state-of-the-art hot part formers with in-line heat-treating.
In addition, the company’s extensive computer numerical controlled (CNC) turning and milling operations, and the considerable thread rolling, drilling and tapping capability; have helped Dyson develop into a premier critical fastener manufacturer. Dyson is producing fasteners to various specifications, including American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and it is servicing critical component markets, such as military product and nuclear power. For more information Contact Dyson at 800- 680-3600 or http://www.dysoncorp.com