ITW Shakeproof industrial

CASE STUDIES

Hurricane™ for Washing Machines

Problem:

Our customer had a project to reduce the material thickness on their wash machine to .025” to allow for weight reduction and a material cost savings. They were unable to find a screw that would perform consistently without stripping due to the material thickness.

Solution:

Shakeproof worked with our customer to implement the Hurricane™ screw in this application. The customer found that our Hurricane™ screw had consistent performance with no strip-out issues.

Impact:

Due to the Hurricane™ screw, our customer was able to move forward with the thinner material in their wash machine. This change resulted in a $100,000 annual savings in material for our customer with no performance or quality issues related to the change.

Hurricane screw
Refrigerator
Freezer Drawer