RL HUDSON SUCCESS STORIES

SIMPLIFYING A DESIGN, SOLVING A PROBLEM,

SAVING OUR CUSTOMER MONEY

We Redesigned a Problematic Assembly into a Single Part That Performed Beautifully.

THE CHALLENGE

This project involved working with a customer to solve a quality problem. They were using a multiple component plastic assembly as a clutch duct, and were experiencing heat-related failures.

THE SOLUTION

After evaluating the assembly and the application, the RL Hudson product design team suggested a different approach. The new design solved the heat problems by replacing the plastic components with EPDM rubber that can easily withstand the operating temperature of the application. Using molded rubber for the part also allowed us to consolidate the components into one part. The new design performed well and reduced the customer’s part cost while eliminating their assembly cost.