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Automated Tensioner saves times and improves quality

Case Study 1: Large Diesel Engine manufacturer fully automates the cylinder head stud tensioning process

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Problem:

  1. Manual torquing is time consuming and imprecise.
  2. Manually tightening with tensioners leaves room for operator errors/omissions and results are hard to document.

Solution:

Fully automated tensioning system from HTI provides these benefits:

  • All of the Cylinder Head nuts are tightened simultaneously.
  • Computer control eliminates inconsistency.
  • Position sensing assures all studs are properly tensioned.
  • Time savings, since each cylinder head is tensioned in less than two minutes with one operator.
  • Data logging capability documents data for complete process traceability and later review.
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Custom Tensioning Solutions

Case Study 2: HTI designed, manufactured and delivered a custom tensioner for a customer in 7 days

Challenge: Deliver the customer  a custom designed high-capacity to fit in a tighter than normal space. Design, manufacture, test  and deliver the tensioner in 2 weeks to run about 600 tensioning cycles on close to 190 studs.

Solution: HTI’s experienced and nimble  engineering team took on the challenge and  designed a custom tensioner in a week, with no compromise to customer safety and specifications.  Manufacturing was expedited . The custom  tensioner was delivered in seven days after it was ordered. 

Result: Customer was able to run about 600 tensioning cycles with just one tensioner. HTI’s rapid response helped the customer aviod Non-productive time and stay on target with  project timelines. 

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Custom Designed Tensioner

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HTI sets itself apart from competition by being able to create custom solutions for its customers in record time. HTI has over 30+ years experience in designing custom tensioning solutions for its customers. All orders are subject to a stringent design, manufacturing and quality control process shown below

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