design & manufacturing

  • How UEA Corrects Non-Conformances with 8D Method

    posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    Non-conformances are a part of every manufacturing facility. At United Equipment Accessories (UEA) we use the 8-Discipline (8D) corrective method to address any critical non-conformance issues that may arise. This is the most effective approach to address any nonconformity in the production process.

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  • Are Hydraulic Swivels Always Round?

    posted on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    The typical configuration of a swivel is a round housing and spool. Hot finished seamless tube is used for the housing and ductile iron round for the spool. The housing material machines well and it's weldable, and the spool material is readily machinable. Finding material that's close to size is usually readily available. This allows the material to be purchased at an affordable cost and minimizes the machining.

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  • Modifying Specifications to Minimize Lead Times and Save Costs

    posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    UEA will always try to obtain the specified parts per the customer request. However, when we run into obstacles with lead time and cost we rely on our vast knowledge and experience in building and wiring slip rings to make suggestions for substitute parts that will meet the necessary requirements while saving valuable time and money.

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  • Does UEA Field Test?

    posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    There's a common phrase in the product testing industry: verification vs. validation. IEEE defines verification as the evaluation of whether or not a product…complies with a regulation, requirement, specification or imposed condition. IEEE defines validation as the assurance that a product, service, or system meets the needs of the customer and other identified stakeholders.

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  • Reducing Slip Ring Enclosure Size

    posted on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Recently, some of our customers have been asking, “What can be done to reduce the overall height in our S15A series slip rings?” Typically these slip rings are designed to mount above or below our customer's existing hydraulic swivel.

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