Custom Werk-Brau Bucket and Thumb Simplifies Coil Handling Application
(Findlay, OH) Werk-Brau recently designed and built a custom materials handling package for picking and placing large coiled pieces of stainless steel with a Volvo EC350 excavator. The package, which includes a D-lock multi-pin grabber coupler, custom thumb, and custom bucket, was designed and tested with the latest CAD and FEA software, then built to exacting standards. A custom thumb with serrated tines grips the coiled steel pieces more securely, while the 1.75-cubic-yard bucket includes thicker side plates for more support and longer service life, and ribs for extra support.
“Our in-house design and engineering team worked closely with the customer and the dealer to understand this material handling application,” said VP of Sales Dale DeWeese. “They did a great job on the design and with their on-screen testing to validate it. The shop team then brought the drawings to life in short order. It was a real team effort that showcases our capabilities to design and build custom buckets for our dealers and customers.”
Werk-Brau engineers worked with the local Volvo dealer Rudd Equipment, along with their end customer who made the initial request for the custom bucket.
Werk-Brau manufactures a complete line of OEM and replacement attachments for excavators, mini excavators, backhoes, mini and full-size loaders, and crawler loaders. Since 1947, they have been industry leading innovators, designing, and producing standard and specialty products for the heavy equipment industry. Their products are made in the USA and sold through equipment dealers and distributors worldwide. More than 75 years after their founding, the core principles of the company remain relevant – “provide customers with the utmost service, quality, and maintain the quality that bears the Werk-Brau name.” For more information on Werk-Brau products, contact Dale DeWeese at (800) 537-9561, or via e-mail at [email protected], or visit them online at www.Werk-Brau.com