Manufacturer & Converter of Non-Ferrous Metals Decreases Safety Claims and Maintenance Downtime

Pre-Solution Application 

The client, a manufacturer, and converter of non-ferrous metals was using pneumatic nailers to construct crates and secure pallets to the floor of a trailer for shipment.  This method was a safety concern due to the tripping hazard of the pneumatic hoses needed for their current nailers.

The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solution

After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough review of the applications, an R.V. Evans Fastening Sales Specialist determined the appropriate value-added solutions.  The recommendation: The Paslode® CF325XP Cordless Framing Nailer.

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Key Benefits of the Paslode® CF325XP Cordless Framing Nailer

  • Durable – 30 years or proven cordless performance in the toughest of job site conditions.
  • Reliable – Nail after nail confidence even in cold weather
  • Powerful – Improved engine produces power equal to a PMP at 113psi
  • Updated Battery – New high capacity Li-Ion battery gives up to 9,000 shots per charge
  • Drop-in Fuel System – Quick drop-in loading with no fuel valve metering
  • Tool Free Adjustable Depth Drive – On the fly adjustment to drive nails flush in any setup
  • Power to Drive Flush – Power equal to the PMP at 120psi mean fewer standing nails, even LVL
  • Non-Stop Even in the Cold – No warm up needed down to 14° Fahrenheit

 

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Measurable Savings Realized

The Paslode® CF325XP Cordless Framing Nailer has enabled the client to provide a safer work environment to their employees which have resulted in reducing their safety claims.  In addition, they’ve also realized a reduction in operating costs by being able to eliminate the use of compressed air.

To see the Paslode® Cordless Framing Nailer in action, check out this video on our YouTube channel.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Paslode® Cordless Framing Nailer or our other Fastening Solutions, please contact us to schedule your Site Needs Analysis with one of our Packaging Solutions Specialists.  To learn more about all of our Packaging and Fastening Solutions, visit us online at www.rvevans.com.

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Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive® System Reduces Operator Fatigue and Increases Efficiency

Pre-Solution Application

The client, a manufacturer of electrical component enclosures, was constructing pallets for shipment of their products utilizing bulk screws and a battery-operated impact drill.  This method was extremely time consuming and labor intensive causing worker fatigue due to poor ergonomics.

The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solutions

After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough review of the application, an R.V. Evans Fastening Solutions Specialist determined the appropriate value added solutions.  The recommendation: The Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive® PRO300S.

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Key Benefits of the Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive® PRO300S

  • Expanded depth settings for high-density flooring materials
  • Reversible and replaceable non-skid teeth
  • Uniform toenailing and countersink on slick surfaces
  • Sure-grip guide tube increases stability for a broad range of screws
  • Decking nose clip positions the screw on the deck board and centers it on the joint for an easy, uniform installation from a standing position
  • The patented curved collation strips hold the screws up and away from the work surface, making moving and positioning the tools easier.  They are also pointed on the inserted end to simplify loading
  • Limited lifetime warranty on attachment and extensions, 1-year limited warranty on screw-driver motors

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Measurable Savings Realized

The Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive® system has enabled the client to provide their employees with a system that greatly reduced the operator fatigue by providing improved ergonomics.  The efficiency of the system has allowed them to construct pallets to ensure they keep up with production requirements.  in addition, they eliminated the expense associated with purchasing new batteries for the battery-operated impact drill that frequently caused downtime while the batteries recharged, resulting in the inability to meet production requirements.

To see the Simpson Strong-Tie Quik Drive® System in action, check out this video on our YouTube channel.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Quik Drive® System and which setup would best suit your needs, please contact us to schedule your Site Needs Analysis with one of our Fastening Solutions Specialists.  To learn more about our Fastening and Packaging Solutions visit us online at www.rvevans.com.

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Klinch-Pak Stapler with Walking Stick Provides Ergonomic Benefits and Application Efficiency

Pre-Solution Application

The client, a manufacturer of trailer and truck suspensions, axle systems and landing gear required a quick, efficient and safe way for their employees to secure gaylord boxes to pallets prior to filling them for shipment.

 The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solutions

After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough review of the application, an R.V. Evans Fastening Sales Specialist determined the appropriate value-added solution.  The recommendation: The Klinch-Pak KP 35-590W Pneumatic Stapler with Walking Stick.

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Key Benefits of the Klinch-Pak KP 35-590W Pneumatic Stapler with Walking Stick

  • 33″ extended handle allows easy access for the operator to fasten corrugate to the pallet which results in relieving stress on the lower back.
  • Drives staples up to 1 1/4″ in length for a variety of uses.
  • Flat wide crown staple reduces tearing of corrugated sheet, making a strong hold.
  • Heavy duty – can be used to secure gaylord boxes, container inserts, double or triple wall sheets to pallets.

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Measurable Savings Realized

The Klinch-Pak KP 35-590W has allowed the client to provide their workers with an ergonomic solution that eliminates the repetitive motion of bending over and climbing in and out of the gaylord box.  In addition, the Klinch-Pak KP 35-590W will reduce the amount of time spent securing the gaylord boxes to pallets, resulting in labor savings.

If you are interested in learning more about the Klinch-Pak Pneumatic Stapler or other fastening solutions, please visit our website at www.rvevans.com.  If you would like to set up an on-site review of your current fastening application, R.V. Evans can help.  Schedule a Site Needs Analysis by contacting us today.

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FastenMaster FLEX Hot Melt Construction Adhesive Reduces Door Repair Time & Labor for Building Material Supplier

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Pre-Solution Application

The client, a building material supplier and mill work company, has a number of mill work applications in their plant including recycling and repairing doors.  In this application they cut the doors to length and used a liquid glue when inserting the bottom portion of the door that is parallel to the floor.  The process of using liquid glue and clamping totaled approximately two days.

The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solution

After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough review of the application, an R.V. Evans’ Fastening Sales Specialist determined the appropriate value added solution.  The recommendation: FastenMaster FLEX hot melt construction adhesive system including the HB220 Pro industrial grade glue gun and FastenMaster FLEX 180 hot melt construction adhesive to replace their current liquid glue and clamping process.

Key Benefits of the FastenMaster FLEX Hot Melt Construction Adhesive SystemFastenMaster HB220

  • The HB220 Pro industrial grade glue gun has a high adjustable temperature up to 428 degrees and a powerful 220 Watt heating element.
  • FastenMaster FLEX 180 hot melt construction adhesive facts:
    • Longer Open Time of 3 minutes = more time to work with materials
    • 8 minute cure = no more waiting for FLEX180glue to dry!
    • Bonds porous, some non-porous, and difficult substrates
    • Non-toxic and extremely low VOC content
    • Greater heat and cold resistance

Measurable Savings Realized

The transition from using liquid glue to the FastenMaster FLEX hot melt construction adhesive system has allowed this business partner to reduce overall application time from approximately two days to only 15 minutes!  The savings realized is a result of eliminating the need for clamping and waiting for the glue to dry.

If you are interested in an adhesive solution specific to your application, contact R.V. Evans Company by visiting www.rvevans.com or set up an on-site review of your process and schedule a Site Needs Analysis with one of our experienced solution specialists.  You may also find an R.V. Evans’ Construction Fastening Dealer near you to pick up your very own FastenMaster FLEX hot melt construction adhesive system.

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Hytrol Conveyor Solution Keeps Electric Load Center Manufacturer’s Pallets Moving

Pre-Solution Application

The clients newest Orion overhead stretch wrapper has 14 feet of gravity exit conveyor at the end of the wrapping station.

The problem:  Pallets have been hanging up in this area and not transferring to the end of the exit conveyor where fork truck drivers can pick them up.  Consequently, the Fork truck drivers have to get off the truck to manually push pallets to the end of the conveyor line.  These double stacked pallets can be more than 100″ tall and weigh 3,000 to 4,000 lbs.

The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solution

After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough review of the application, R.V. Evans’ team of sales and service specialists determined the appropriate value added solution.  The recommendation: Replace the existing gravity exit conveyor with 14 feet of Hytrol 25-LREZ powered conveyor with EZ Logic Zone Controllers and bottom belt drive.  Complete removal service of the old gravity conveyor and installation of the new Hytrol 25-LREZ powered conveyor was provided by the R.V. Evans’ service team.

Key Benefits of the Hytrol 25-LREZ Heavy Duty Accumulating Conveyor

Reduced labor and reduced worker fatigue; belt driven live roller conveyor designed for use where zero pressure accumulation and low elevation (12″) and close roller centers are required.

Measurable Savings Realized

According to our Client’s Management team, this solution will save them thousands each month in addition to the considerable benefit of increased safety due to some pallets being double stacked two pallets high.

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Lift Table “Elevates” Productivity for High Temperature Masonry Brick Manufacturer

Pre-Solution Application

The client, a manufacturer of high temperature masonry bricks, has a dedicated staging area in their facility to hand load bricks onto pallets for shipment.  They had to dedicate the use of a fork truck to elevate the pallets up to the proper loading height.

The R.V. Evans’ Value Added Solution

After performing a Site Needs Analysis and thorough review of the application, R.V. Evans’ Packaging Sales Specialist determined the appropriate value added solution.  The recommendation: The Presto XL36-60 Scissor Lift.

Key Benefits of the Presto Scissor Lift Solution

  • Hand control pendant or foot control options
  • Heavy-duty hydraulic cylinders with chrome plated rams
  • Rugged 3/4″ steel plate scissor legs
  • Lifetime lubricated bearing on all rollers and pivot points

Measurable Savings Realized

The lift table frees up the forklift, is much safer, and provides improved ergonomics making it easier for the users to adjust the pallets up and down to the proper loading height.

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Safety and Savings

Making sure a workplace is meeting safety standards can be expensive, but a good safety program can save $4 to $6 for every $1 invested. By using this calculator from the OSHA website, one can estimate costs associated with workplace injuries and see just how much more revenue is needed to cover costs. When using this calculator, it’s important to realize that the extent to which the employer pays the direct costs depends on the nature of the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance policy, but the employer always pays the indirect costs. For example, if an employee were to sprain something, the direct cost would be approximately $28,866, whereas the indirect cost would be approximately $31,752. The employer would have to pay the indirect cost, and depending on their insurance policy, part or all of the direct cost. The estimates include the following kinds of indirect costs:

  • Any wages paid to injured workers for absences not covered by workers’ compensation;
  • The wage costs related to time lost through work stoppage associated with the worker injury;
  • The overtime costs necessitated by the injury;
  • Administrative time spent by supervisors, safety personnel, and clerical workers after an injury;
  • Training costs for a replacement worker;
  • Lost productivity related to work rescheduling, new employee learning curves, and accommodation of injured employees; and
  • Clean-up, repair, and replacement costs of damaged material, machinery, and property.

Some of the possible kinds of indirect costs not included in these estimates are:

  • The costs of OSHA fines and any associated legal action;
  • Third-party liability and legal costs;
  • Worker pain and suffering; and
  • Loss of good will from bad publicity.

To cover these costs, a company would need to make an additional $1,058,420 to cover just the indirect cost when the sprain could have been avoided with an effective safety and health program.

To create an effective safety and health program, a company must do the following:

  • Comply with OSHA rules
  • Create a plan that focuses on the workplace hazards
  • Train employees
  • Everyone has to work at safety and health

An effective safety and health program will reduce employee injuries, which in turn saves the company money, and increases productivity and employee morale.  R.V. Evans Company can give you the assistance you need to make your workplace safer by providing real value added solutions. Our professional team will help develop a plan for your company to make sure your packaging and fastening processes are ergonomically sound. For more information on how R.V. Evans Company can help you, read the article “Ergonomics and How We Can Help.”

If you are looking for some assistance with safety, contact R.V. Evans Company for your very own site needs analysis and safety recommendations or visit us at www.rvevans.com.

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