Warranty costs go directly to the bottom line of any manufacturer.
BAND-IT Tie-Lok® Ties have eliminated these unwanted costs for its customers.
Global government regulations around exhaust emissions and fuel mileage have created a design dilemma for automotive engineers.
How do you keep heat shields in place as operating conditions get more demanding? Answering this question is critical, because if you don’t, warranty costs and customer dissatisfaction will ultimately be revealed in the company’s profitability.
A Catalyst for Change
For decades, exhaust systems hung below the chassis and heat shields were welded at key locations to protect components along the undercarriage. Today, the exhaust system is tucked into the undercarriage, high-performance engines run hotter with catalytic converters reaching over 1200oF. Add vibration, road salts/de-icing agents and repeated thermal expansion/contraction, and you have operating conditions that surpass the performance capabilities of ordinary fasteners.