THE CHALLENGE: Thin walls at the bottom of threaded holes can lead to leaks over time. Normally, mechanics might prevent leaks by using a standard set screw coated in a sealant in the bottom of the threaded hole. But in certain situations, this is not possible. That’s because these screws will not adequately provide thread engagement for the fasteners that occupy these threaded holes. So, the task for Cat Reman? A thinner plug that could be installed with standard tools.
THE SOLUTION: Our engineers developed a special “plug bolt,” manufactured from a standard bolt and compatible with standard tools. The bolt is designed to break at a predetermined torque and at a predetermined location. That means that when it does break, the plug portion will remain in the bottom of the threaded hole to seal it.
Well, as we said, we have to keep some things close to the vest. But here are just a few of the techniques we have patented:
System and method of remanufacturing an engine block
Sorting pistons with flaws
Remanufacture of electronic assemblies
System and method for laser cladding in controlled environment
We’re proud of our processes and our patents and hope this article has shown you just how seriously we take our work. And that work never stops. We’re continually looking for new ways to advance our processes so that we can remanufacture like new products for our customers.
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