The Engineering Manager at Rentapen Inc., a growing weld-fixture design and build company, flew to Georgia to gain knowledge to better assist customer in 2013.
On June 18, 2013 Blake Peterson, Engineering Manager at Rentapen Inc met with the management team at a large Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) company that has been a customer for over a year. Peterson went to Georgia to take a tour of their plant and to see the products that they are producing. This visit was designed to better understand their needs, so that the weld fixtures that Rentapen creates for them are designed and built to their desires.
“We want to be their one stop source for all of their weld fixture design and build needs,” said Engineering Manager of Rentapen, Blake Peterson.
Rentapen Inc, uses their own line of RAPid Tooling Components™ to design and build the special types of change over fixtures required by the Georgia OEM company. The change-over fixtures allow the company to best utilize its manual and robotic weld cells and keep costs down for their customers. The main table and rotating mechanism stays the same. Each fixture is created on a plate that mounts to that main table. This allows the Georgia Company to put more than one cell on a product to meet deadlines.
Rentapen’s RAPid Tooling Components™ consist of RAPid Blocks™, RAPid Plates, RAPid Risers™ and RAPid Shims™. Rentapen’s website makes it easy for CAD Drafters and Engineers to download the right block, plate, riser, or steel shim pack for their machine design needs.
“The quick change-over plate style weld fixtures are perfect for our RAPid Tooling Component line,” said Susan Straley, President and Owner of Rentapen Inc. “An OEM may make only 50 of one product and then have to use the same station for producing a different product. They can put the first fixture in storage until they need it again. The speed of the fixture design and build, the adjustability and the accuracy provided by our components are keys to a successful weld station for an OEM.”
Rentapen Inc., is the Weld Fixture Specialist and, and is home of RAPid Tooling Components™ used in weld fixture design and build projects. Rentapen Inc, located in Waukesha, WI, has been providing machine tool design services to manufactures since 1976. Rentapen is a Certified Woman Owned Business and owner of RAPid Tooling Components™.