Application: Slack Adjuster Springs
Problem: A customer’s existing spring design was getting overworked in application, leading to breaks while in service.
The MWI Solution:
- Analyzed physical failure points and overall application design
- Developed a new chrome silicon spring design to allow for more clearance
- Added an “E” coating and performed an extensive shot-peening process
Repairs were done using the new springs, eliminating in-service breakages. The customer’s later product designs have incorporated the revised spring characteristics.