Case Study: 3M™ VHB™ TAPE SOLUTION FOR VEHICLE LATCHES
STRONG ENOUGH TO WITHSTAND THE FORCES OF REPEATED OPENINGS
A company that manufactures industrial latches for enclosures and cabinets on service trucks, buses, and heavy-duty equipment has been a thriving customer of PGC’s. Over the years, we have prototyped various gasket sealing solutions for the company, including adhesives such as 3M™ VHB™ tape. Recently, the company asked PGC to develop a new solution for one of their series of handle latches.
Chaos occurs when the maintenance team goes into the firefighting mode, running to fix a broken machine in the middle of a production run. We are finding that the best way to move away from this kind of reactive maintenance is to work towards a preventive maintenance approach —focusing on fixing a machine before it breaks, rather than scrambling to fix it after.
For the 13th year in a row, PGC has received John Deere’s Partnership level award, the top honor received for 1st class supplier performance. We were rated on the following areas: Delivery, Technical Support, Wavelength (Relationships) and Cost Management. In each of these categories we received a perfect score or near perfect.