REDWIRE Custom expansion joint by HOLZ eliminates drip-tray corrosion for manufacturer

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Posted by Northern Industrial Supply Co. (NISCO)


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HOLZ helped a fencing manufacturer and distributor eliminate drip-tray corrosion.

Businesses across North America turn to HOLZ Rubber Company for the top expansion-joint solutions. The company, whose products are available in Canada from Northern Industrial Supply Company (NISCO), manufactures four main types of expansion joints – and can also offer a custom built expansion joint when required for a specific application.

For a prime example, the company came to the rescue for the largest American fencing manufacturer and distributor a couple of years ago, over a corrosion problem.

A more permanent solution

The fencing company was using two electro polishing tanks to remove burrs and polish metal parts while polishing fence posts. But the electro polishing process was using a sulfuric acid solution that was dripping off the wire cathode between both tanks and ruining the drip trays. The sulfuric acid solution was causing corrosion on the drip trays, which resulted in unnecessary downtime and a need to replace the trays prematurely.

What the fencing company’s tank operator required was a more permanent solution for containing the acid, while also enabling the tank lids to be opened. To solve the problem, the company contacted the experts at HOLZ.

After examining the situation, the HOLZ team produced a three-sided, custom built expansion joint to connect the pair of electro polishing tanks. This joint was designed specifically to contain the sulfuric acid solution and do away with the need for replacing the drip trays so frequently.

The fencing company put this custom built expansion joint to work right away, and the results were above any beyond what they had hoped for. Drip-tray corrosion became an issue of the past in the electro polishing process, and the expansion joint is still doing its job, containing the sulfuric acid solution.

This is just one of many examples of how HOLZ can save a company time and expense with the proper expansion-joint solution.

About the companies

HOLZ Rubber Company is a top rubber manufacturer based in Lodi, CA.

Located in Pickering, Ont., Northern Industrial Supply Company (NISCO) has been supplying high-end heating, ventilation and air-conditioning products to Canadian clients since 1988.

To learn more, contact NISCO.


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Posted by Northern Industrial Supply Co. (NISCO)


Businesses across North America turn to HOLZ Rubber Company for the top expansion-joint solutions. The company, whose pr... Read more

Contact supplier