Utveckling av handtagsinfästning för långtidsemballage
Abstract (Summary)Nefab Plypak AB is a producer of plywood boxes and cages used for long-term product protection. They are also a supplier of all types of long term packaging boxes. Nefab have identified the need of cut costs through rationalization of their mounting process of the fittings. The current method Nefab uses for mounting their fittings is rivet, which is a method that has been used for a long period of time. Rivet is a well known method for its reliability, though not easy to rationalize to a further level. This fact has made a good background to investigate possibilities to find new mounting methods.Nefab have a strategy to implement an automatized production, which have influenced the development process to develop something that would not need any additional components or extra steps in the mounting process. The new concepts need to fulfill the present requirements considering the force of load as well as the strength.The result of the development process is a concept that uses current handle part with a brand new solution for the fitting part. The new part is developed to replace the current three parts, rivet, plastic cover and fitting. The new fitting is designed with a sort of hooks that will be pressed through the plywood and lock the construction, which allow a design without a rivet. The hooks are designed with a barb that will lock the fitting, which provides a secure and strong solution. The concept is based on a rational mounting process and can be a part of an automatized mounting process.
School:Högskolan i Jönköping
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/21/2006