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Manufacturing Capability

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Manufacturing Capability

Having multiple product groups means having a varied and flexible manufacturing operation that allows for an efficient and effective deployment across product groups and manufacturing locations.
Right from rubber compounding, sheet metal fabrication, an in-house phosphating and ultrasonic cleaning line to our moulding and hydraulic mount and bush assembly lines, Cable assembly lines and insulator manufacturing cells, our processes are well developed and constantly evolving to provide consistent and reliable products and services to our customers.

Rubber Processing

  • A Poka-Yoke system is deployed for the compounding of a variety of rubber formulations having applications ranging from fuel resistance to endurance for shock-absorber bushes used for off-road vehicles

  • Each batch of rubber is tested for physical properties, dispersion of chemicals, rheological properties and mooney viscosity. In addition all our compounds are developed and routinely tested for compression set, ozone resistance and UV resistance (especially in the case of our high voltage insulators)

  • Once produced, our rubber is stored in roll, strip or preformed pieces in a humidity and temperature controlled room to ensure consistent properties post vulcanisation

Sheet metal Processing

  • Sheet metal presses ranging from 5 tons to 250 tons allows us to form and stamp a wide variety of products right from engine mount brackets used as raw material to disc brake backing plates sold as finished products to our customers

  • Combined with facilities for Mig and spot welding the variety of assemblies we can manufacture in our sheet metal shop cover a wide spread of our customers’ requirements

Raw Material pre-processing

  • A 15 tank phosphating line with exemplary process control ensures class leading levels of bonding on parts supplied by Stork

  • In addition to a phosphating line we also deploy a 3 stage ultra-sonic cleaning line for our plastic and aluminium parts

  • Other surface finishes include zinc plating in certain specific applications

  • Our bond application process is performed on automatic, semi-automatic machines as well as manually. Irrespective of the machine or process deployed, each setup is checked for DFT thickness and the viscosity of the chemical is maintained for each different process to ensure uniform and consistent bond ability

Rubber Moulding

  • An armada of compression and transfer moulding stations and sate of the art Desma injection moulding processes aid Stork in the production and manufacture of a wide range of 8,000+ parts with over 6,000+ active part numbers

  • With MOQ’s ranging from 1pc to 10,000pcs per order, our production facility is flexible to cater to varied customer demands especially for the automotive aftermarket and OEM production and prototyping needs

  • 4 litre shot volumes on our injection moulded presses allows us to mould up to 132kV insulators in a single shot. Additionally, a custom made bed size on our largest injection mould press allows us to mould insulators/ hollow core insulators up to 1 meter

Post Moulding processes

  • All our post moulding operations such as de-flashing, bush calibration, centerless grinding and hydro-bush/ hydro-mount assemblies are setup as manufacturing cells with individual plug and play components. This allows us the flexibility we need in the manufacture of the over 6000+ active part numbers with each part having its own unique process flow

  • On-line load testing is deployed on 100% of our brake and clutch cables, gear-shifter cables and HV Insulators. Hydro-mounts and bushes are 100% leak tested and tested for Dynamic properties at pre-defined intervals.

  • Corrosion protection is offered either by ED Coating, Phosphating with Anti-rust oil, Zinc coating or painting.

  • Private labelling in terms of packing and/or laser marking on the parts is available

Assembly Lines

  • Assembly lines are deployed at our control cable and insulator manufacturing facilities

  • Each assembly line is fed by a raw materials and sub-assembly line to ensure that the work-load on the assembly line is directed only towards the final product

  • This method is hyper efficient and is significant is eliminating almost all WIP inventor