RL HUDSON SUCCESS STORIES

MULTIPLE COMPONENTS COMBINE TO SOLVE BIG PROBLEM

In Extreme Conditions, Four Parts Might Be Better Than One.

THE CHALLENGE

Our customer was having a problem with a large air duct designed for one of the agricultural vehicles that the company manufactures. The ducts were collapsing under heat and vacuum, and they were looking for some alternate ideas that would resolve the problem without increasing cost.

THE SOLUTION

The RL Hudson product development team went to work and designed a multiple component assembly that combines a high performance plastic core section that resists heat and vacuum. Molded rubber sections attach to the plastic core and provide sealing. The assembled component also features a molded-in brass fitting. The new design met all the customer’s performance demands and saved them a significant amount of money over the previous design.