Triangle Manufacturing Eliminates Weld with New Bell Crank Design

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This bell crank is an example of mechanical fastening that eliminates troublesome welds and ensures a more reliable joint. The original design was a cast bell crank and our cost-saving solution utilized a stamped assembly.

Triangle Manufacturing solves an engineering problem with a new design for a large agriculture and construction OEM with their bell crank component (10055).

Triangle Manufacturing solves an engineering problem with a new design for a large agriculture and construction OEM with their bell crank component (10055).

Triangle Manufacturing, a US-based high-volume manufacturer and supplier of OEM-specific components, has recently designed a new component that showcases problem-solving design. This bell crank is an example of mechanical fastening that eliminates troublesome welds and ensures a more reliable joint. The original design was a cast bell crank and our cost-saving solution utilized a stamped assembly.

This crank is meant to control rotation of a shaft that is involved in skid steer steering operations. Triangle designed and produced this improved design for a global agriculture and construction OEM. The benefits of this component range from a consistent formed bore that is held to within 0.0015 tolerance to significant cost-savings.

Costs were decreased because of: the use of flat stock rather than costly tubing, the process of mechanical joining, and using stamping rather than casting. The tube was formed from flat steel, decreasing material expenses, since tubing is a higher initial cost. Triangle replaced a weld with a mechanical joint, eliminating weld time and expense and cycle time was also significantly shorter. Triangle has been a stamp manufacturer for almost 100 years; they used that experience to manufacture a stamped component that featured the strength and tolerance of a cast part without the problems of cost and weight.

About Triangle Manufacturing

In business for over 90 years, Triangle Manufacturing is a US-based company that has grown from a small job shop to a high-volume supplier of HVAC motor mounting brackets, mounted bearing assemblies, lazy susan turntable bearings and custom designed rod ends, linkages and creative assemblies. Triangle Manufacturing Company, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, has used a foundation of experience, paired with technical know-how and advanced automation to be the leader in fully customizable metal fabrication, product innovation and invention.

In addition to a complete bearings and mountings portfolio, Triangle's driving force is creative engineering. We have introduced and redesigned fresh products that are progressive in the agriculture, automotive, HVAC and display industries. With sales offices in Europe, Triangle is poised to supply OEMs anywhere in the world; we're a company with global reach, international customers and a tradition of innovation.

For more information, samples or quotes, visit us at http://www.TriangleOshkosh.com.

Contact:
Kylie McGowan
Marketing Coordinator
http://www.TriangleOshkosh.com
info(at)triangleoshkosh(dot)com

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