Sebastian Meyer, the responsible on-site KAPSTO® customer adviser, took up the profile of the application and produced a specification with the customer for fulfilling the functions and requirements. Just one day after receiving the inquiry, we were able to present our customer with the solution concept, including a quote.
The solution: a plug made from low-density polyethylene, with a handy tab for quick installation and removal. A flexible disk gently inserts itself into the thread of the opening during removal and ensures that there is a tight fit. Four ribs on the shaft of the plug provide the required centring and also provide a better grip. The diameter of the top is coordinated with the sealing surface to be protected. For better recognition the protection element is made in a signal colour, and additional engraving also highlights the fact that the plug must be removed before using the valve.
Following successful agreement, the customer was provided with 3D data by our design department. The positive virtual installation test then initiated the manufacturing of prototype parts. Prototype parts made from series material were manufactured at Pöppelmann KAPSTO® within just five working days.
In the next step, our FastLane service made a quick change of series production possible. Due to a rigid planning structure and flexible tool concepts, the manufacture of the first off-mould parts was implemented within four weeks, and Goetze KG Armaturen received the required quantity of 25,000 special parts the following week.
By way of a summary, our customer Götze AG was provided with the solution concept and the quote one day after receiving the inquiry thanks to FastLane. One week after approval of the concept, the customer received prototype parts as a functional sample made from series production material, One month later, after the installation of the prototype parts, the required series-produced parts were delivered.