ITW Shakeproof industrial

CASE STUDIES

TAP/R® for Refrigerator Hinge

Problem:

The thread rolling screw that our customer was using to fasten the freezer hinge to a refrigerator would not consistently seat flat which gave a poor appearance to the end user. As a result, the customer was going to begin tapping the assembly and using a machine screw.

Solution:

Customer switched to the Tap/R® instead of tapping the mating hole.

Impact:

The Tap/R® consistently seats flat due to the thread forming point and the customer was able to avoid additional cost of tapping the mating bracket and other problems such as cross threading.

Tap/R fastener
Refrigerator Open