Project Case Study
Salt spreader for the food industry
Below is a process time-line from a repair/rebuild request arriving at Columbia Machine Co. We have included the methodology behind rebuilding/repairing vs. purchasing new.
Once machining was complete, the parts were deburred, cleaned, and the new bushings were installed.
Through trade experience, the new parts were outfitted with oil-lite bushings. When these bushings encounter friction, they ‘sweat’ oil. Though the bushings will be greased, this extra feature will provide a longer lifespan.
Assembly began, as a layout of clean parts and new stainless steel fasteners. Through trials and triumphs the newly repaired salter began taking shape. Minor adjustments were made, and quality was checked each step of the way.
Following assembly, the salter was checked for proficient functionality. Ensuring grease entered the critical areas, and the shaft turned freely. Before delivery, guarding and critical fasteners were doubled checked.