Steel Front Loader Assembly

A manufacturer of industrial equipment came to Wisconsin Metal Parts, Inc. (WMPI) for production of a front loader assembly that would be part of an industrial conduit pipe bender. Our in-house tooling expertise enabled us to create the necessary welding and assembly fixtures and gages.

Made from hot-rolled sheet steel, we fabricated this assembly using our CNC processes of punching, bending, milling and turning. Pieces were assembled with MIG welding, and the finished product measured 30" x 26" x 22". To apply the electrostatic finish, we worked with our painting vendor to reverse engineer the finish to determine paint and finish materials. We maintained tight manufacturing tolerances throughout each production step. This 65-lb. part was fully inspected to meet our high quality standards.

The customer orders these assemblies on yearly blanket orders, and WMPI works ahead to always have 1 to 2 releases ready to ship at any given time. This kanban process has reduced our customer’s lead time and inventory to 1 to 2 days for delivery on their dock after a release is requested.

Steel Front Loader Assembly
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Project Details

Product Description

This steel front loader assembly is used on a(n) Industrial Conduit Bender

Capabilities Applied/Processes
Primary:
Fixturing
  • Welding Fixture
  • Assembly Fixture
CNC Punching
CNC Bending
CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Welding- MIG
Secondary:
Electrostatic Painting (Reverse engineering of paint and finishes)
Assembly
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Welding Fixtures made in-house
Assembly Fixtures made in-house
Inspection gages made in-house
Overall Part Dimensions
Length: 30.0"
Width: 26.0"
Height: 22.0"
Tightest Tolerances
Assembly: ±.020"
Components: ±.0015"
True Position tolerances on critical components of assembly .030"
Material Used Hot Rolled Steel Sheet (HR/PO)
Max Material Finish 63Ra
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed

100% inspection on critical features using custom gages and CMM equipment

First Article, PPAP level 3

Material & finishing certification (Certs)

Certificate of Conformance (COC)

Estimated Part Weight 65 lbs.
Industry for Use Industrial Equipment
Volume 300 to 400 Estimated Annual Use (EAU)
Delivery Location Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Standards Met

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing,

Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing, specifications

Product Name

Front End Loader Assembly