Lippert Adding Line for 10K, 12K Spring Axles
Lippert Components Inc. announced the completion of a new manufacturing line for its 10,000- and 12,000-pound capacity spring axles, adding to its existing line of 2,000- through 8,000-pound capacity spring and torsion axles. According to a press release, LCI’s new spring axles are designed for heavy-duty performance applications such as cargo and utility trailers; horse and livestock trailers; and dump and heavy equipment trailers.
The ergonomic manipulators used to pick up the hub and drum align the bearings perpendicular to the bearing journals, reduce the risk of damage to the bearing for safe installation. LCI’s automotive quality U-bolt torque process uses a precision DC nut runner to ensure accurate U-bolt torque. The integrated flanged spindle design on the 10,000- and 12,000 axles are machined true, instead of welded.
“The integrated flanged spindle is a key feature of our 10,000- and 12,000-pound axles,” said Vice President of Sales, Manufactured Housing and Specialty Markets Andy Pocock. “It’s designed to prevent brake misalignment commonly caused by welded flanged spindles.”
Lippert Components has also designed an automated axle transfer system that moves axles effortlessly, limiting the risk of injury to operators. The transfer system allows axle team members to monitor their hands-on production for quality and accuracy in a safe and efficient manner.