Penz Products,Inc.

Fabrication of a Retractable Step Assembly for the Trucking Industry

Penz Products applied their experienced engineering team and a commitment to state-of-the-art production to provide a truck accessory product for an Indiana trucking industry customer. The project highlighted here utilized a comprehensive application of our capabilities for producing a durable product in a timely manner.

The truck accessory outlined by the customer was a retractable step assembly used for facilitating access to a truck trailer and incorporated numerous parts of varying sizes and materials. We selected high definition plasma cutting, power punch press forming, drilling, welding, and CNC milling and welding as our fabrication processes, as they offered fast and accurate production.

Subsequent priming and powder coating followed. The 16” x 27” x 29” part was made within a ±1/32” tolerance on carbon steel sheet and plate. Quality testing in the form of dimensional inspection and visual inspection rounded out the production phase.

Under a two week delivery window a medium volume order of these step assemblies was delivered to the customer. The product they received was durable, cost-effective, and well within performance requirements.

Penz Products continues to be a reliable production partner for a wide variety of precision made products. See how your manufacturing needs can be satisfied with our services and contact us today.

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Fabrication of a Retractable Step Assembly Project Highlights

Product Description
These steps can slide out and are used to access a truck trailer.
Capabilities Applied/Processes
High Definition Plasma Cutting
Power Punch Press Forming
Prime Paint and Powder Coated
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
High Definition Plasma Cutter, Power Punch, Break, Drills, Welder
Overall Part Dimensions
16” x 27” x 29”
Tightest Tolerances
Material Used
Steel Sheet
Steel Plate
Steel Grating
In process testing/inspection performed
Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Industry for Use
Trucking Industry
Delivery/Turnaround Time
2 weeks
Delivery Location
FOB: Mishawaka, IN
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
Product Name
Retractable Step Assembly
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