ETCO Incorporated Focuses on Range of Products that Aim to Reduce Injury and Manufacturing Automation Errors

ETCO’s products are created with assembly/production line safety in mind and reducing errors that occur during manufacturing automation processes

 ETCO Incorporated, a manufacturer of custom precision stampings for appliance, automotive, medical and other industries, has announced a new range of products whose primary purpose is to reduce production line injuries and automation errors.  The products are part of an ongoing effort to provide value to manufacturers while ensuring production line continuity.

The wire termination products being focused on include the Closed Back Insulated Female Disconnect Product, model numbers PDF-224-CB and PDF-225-CB. This product is currently being used by a host of large scale appliance manufacturers in applications such as dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators. During the assembly and manufacturing process, line workers can install closed back insulated female disconnect terminal parts with very little danger of perforating skin or other injuries when working with open back products. The backing of the terminal consists of an enclosure that covers the hollowed out internal sections and prevents potentially sharp internal parts or terminals from causing injury during the assembly process.

Another product available for immediate use in appliance manufacturing, wire termination and a multitude of other industries is the patented FlatSnap product with product numbers that range from F260-HB through FW-265-CX. Currently, the FlatSnap product is being used by major appliance makers in ranges, dishwashers, washing machines and other appliance applications. This product helps to reduce injury by allowing workers to snap and lock the connection in place. Many manufacturing injuries arise as a result of repetitive motion and components not built with this in mind. ETCO’s component product solutions are ergonomically designed to reduce repetitive stress related injuries.

ETCO President John Macaluso states, “These products demonstrate ETCO’s commitment to helping manufacturers and their employees improve the safety of the products they produce every day.” He continues, “The products also provide cost-savings to manufacturers and reduce down-time due to automation problems and injuries.”

ETCO plans on enhancing its entire wire termination product line with safety measures in place, as part of long-range initiative to make manufacturing more efficient and less costly.

Founded in 1947, ETCO is a privately owned company. The Company manufactures precision stampings and rubber and plastic molded products used principally by major automotive and appliance manufacturers. ETCO also has major customers in a variety of other industries in the USA and over 30 countries throughout the world. ETCO has factories and a research complex in Bradenton, Florida and a factory and engineering center in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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Posted: September 24, 2012 in: Press Releases