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.
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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
- 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