The demands put upon today’s design engineers seem to increase yearly. It is little wonder engineers are reaching for the Rolaids with one hand and the assistance of industry specialists with the other. Clearly the pressure is on engineers to produce designs that create competitive edge.
Designs that provide a competitive edge combine simplicity of manufacture and assembly with durability and quailty in a compact design at a reasonable cost. Every component in an assembly should be evaluated and reevalulated routinely to determine if it could do more and do it better. Another name for its process is “value engineering.”
Each of the integrated, multi-featured products that Helical makes is a story unto itself. The diversity of the features displayed in these parts offers a glimpse into the productivity potential that can be had by using multi featured parts. The integrated, multi-featured part saves assembly time, conserves system space, and by virtue of its single piece name, assures backlash free performance. In almost every case, this means extended life and sizable cost savings to the customer. The only characteristic these parts have in common is the HELI-CAL® Flexure (flexible beam). All other features incorporated in each part were created specifically to customer requirements.