It’s the busiest time of the year. Meeting deadlines and reaching output goals are your top priority. Then, your machine unexpectedly breaks down. There is no replacement for that non-standard part in your inventory. Every minute the machine is down you’re losing valuable time and the costs are racking up. But, what can you do? Custom parts are hard to come by, and nearly impossible to obtain in a matter of days.
Correction. Custom parts used to be nearly impossible to obtain in a matter of days. Parker Hannifin Tube Fittings Division (TFD) can now develop customized fittings and adapters in as little as 24, 48 or 72 hours using its growing Rapid Service Unit (RSU).
The RSU quickly manufactures non-standard, low- and high-volume fittings and adapters for hydraulic and pneumatic applications, as well as unique parts and unavailable standard fittings. Customers who need fast service to get their operation running receive an unprecedented level of customization and production speed to deliver fittings in the time it takes many manufacturers to simply devise a plan.
Housed in our Ohio-based custom manufacturing facility, TFD can manufacture those unique parts, or non-standard jump size fittings that no one has, in a variety of materials such as steel, stainless steel, brass and aluminum. Specialty alloys are also available by request. And, if you’re worried about regulations, you shouldn’t be. Parker Hannifin fittings comply with nearly all of the various international standards, including SAE, ISO, DIN, JIS, ASTM and MIL.
So now you know you have options, but how exactly does the process work? It’s simple. Really simple.
The RSU team is committed to providing premier customer support and on-time delivery, even if it means after-hours drops to shipping centers or last-minute airport deliveries.
If you would like more information or if you’re in a bind and need a parts now, visit our website www.parker.com/rapidcustommanufacturing or locate a Parker distributor who can get your quote started.
This article was contributed by Tim Deal, Marketing Manager, Parker Tube Fittings Division
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