Some of the most basic components for small parts across industries are flat washers, gaskets, and shims. They are needed in electronics, bathroom fixtures, machinery, vehicles, heating and air conditioning units, and any other item that has more than one part. There are standard flat washers in many shapes, sizes, thicknesses, and materials. They are used as spacers, seals, conductors, and shock absorbency. Parts suppliers, assemblers, repair technicians, manufacturing facilities, and research and development departments can go through thousands of flat washers every year. Depending on the needs, it can be difficult to maintain inventory, if the capabilities of the manufacturer cannot meet demand.
An experienced flat washer manufacturer will invest time, research, and money to improve automation and equipment, develop processes and techniques, and strive to produce a better product. Increasing capabilities, maintaining a large warehouse of raw materials, and operating one-hundred high speed power presses can ensure that customers have the products they need when they need them. State-of-the-art production is utilized so stock items can be available for immediate delivery. That allows customers to select just in time delivery schedules so they can manage their inventory. Custom capabilities are also important for situations where regular inventory will not suit the need. In-plant machine shops for custom dies and washers can increase turn around time, making special orders available to ship in three weeks or less.
Selecting the right washer for the application is an important part of customer service. Experienced personnel can provide assistance in choosing the right product among the many options available. Materials available, for example, include steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, titanium, rubber, and composites, with different materials being added on a regular basis. Different plating is also available for shims, washers, and gaskets. There are several varieties in each category of products. Military washers are available in a total of seventy-five options, along with the option for custom designs and sizes. Flat washers are available in standard, round, shims, metric, and odd-shaped categories for a total of over two-hundred options. A full line of prepackaged washers are also available for convenience and easy ordering.
All products are manufactured in the United States, and meet ISO-9001 certified requirements for quality assurance. ISO certification is granted by the American National Standards Institute to businesses across industries that meet specific requirements for consistent high-quality, a customer responsive quality management system, and excellent customer service. Certification is a four month process that businesses voluntarily under take to ensure they meet high standards, and continue to provide quality products.