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Demanding environments require effective equipment, and when a customer encounters an obstacle, kennametal accepts the challenge to solve it. our utilization of this customer-driven approach has, and will continue to set industry standards.
As promised, below are some of the results of the SOLID Customer Projects we’ve been a part of. Do you face any of these challenges?
THE RESULT: A Northwestern USA mill of a leading paper manufacturer had a blowline pipe for sawdust that spanned between two buildings over 12 meters (40 feet) in the air. The company needed to replace the pipe once a year with a cost dramatically increased by renting a crane at $3,000 per day. Kennametal manufactured a Super-C® pipe that has been in use for over nine years without requiring repair, significantly reducing the company’s product replacement costs
THE RESULT: During the manufacturing of charcoal briquettes in a Northwestern USA plant, ash was getting in the grease of sealed bearings causing the shafts to wear out every three months. It was a major expense to repair — both in manpower and downtime. To resolve, Kennametal produced an induction-hardened shaft for the company that has been in use for over four years, costing only 40% more.
THE RESULT: A milling contractor in Midwestern USA was milling off an extremely hard and abrasive asphalt aggregate — consuming almost 100 teeth per hour, and causing excessive wear to tooth holders. Kennametal not only secured extra teeth for the company but also sent several tool designs to test along with a field representative for hands-on support. Kennametal’s RoadRazor RT20 in particular outshone the others almost two to one in extremely demanding conditions.
THE RESULT: In the last few years, Kennametal, through its weekly sales feedback reports, has created a global culture of exchanging ideas. Time and time again, knowledge gained in one part of the world benefits another customer hundreds of miles away.
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