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Steel Front Loader Assembly

Steel Front Loader Assembly

A manufacturer of industrial equipment came to Wisconsin Metal Parts 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 WMP 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.

Details And Specifications
Product Description
This steel front loader assembly is used on a Industrial Conduit Bender
Capabilities Applied/Processes
Welding Fixture
Assembly Fixture
CNC Punching
CNC Bending
CNC Milling
CNC Turning
Welding- MIG

Electrostatic Painting (Reverse engineering of paint and finishes)
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
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
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
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