Component: Oil Line Manifold Block
Case Number: 1010
New Product: Past experience with the SAE ORB O-ring exposure resulted in O-ring decay and eventual leaks. Even though they have not experienced leaks.
Oil line manifold block has a port for oil pressure sensor, which must be plugged.
Installed a socket head MS-S01V (M5 X 0.8) Zero-Leak Gold Metric plug with a Viton O-ring.
Manufacturing is assured of a leak-free engagement. O-ring is protected from outer elements due to the unique, patented ZLGP design. All ZLGP provide dual-seal protection.
Component: Air Compressor for Suspension
Product: Access Port
Case Number: 1011
NPT plugs were being installed with a chemical sealant. It was felt there was a possibility the sealant might expose the system to contamination. It was reported that the NPT plugs backed out due to the possibility of the temperature change affecting the sealant.
The plugs were used as a seal in an access port to an adjustment screw. The area must be kept dry and clean in order to prevent possible compressor failure.
Component: Injection Mold Plastic
Product: Injection Mold
Case Number: 1012
NPT plugs were leaking.
The injection mold is cooled by oil. The mold reaches 320 degrees, and the oil keeps the temperature uniform throughout the mold. The mold produces 4 million pieces per year. Expansion and contraction causes the NPT joint to leak oil which contaminates the finished parts, making them unsalvageable.
The NPT ports in the mold were replaced with -03 SAE J1926 O-ring boss ports. An adaptor that has the Zero-Leak Gold design was used to create a 3" extension. A 22S-S03 socket head ZLGP was used.
Leak-free performance delivered less scrap, down time, exposure to environmental impact issues, and made the work area safer for employees.