Industry Spotlight: ABS Systems

If you are not familiar with this industry, ABS systems is just short for ‘anti-lock braking systems.’ This industry is very important to us, as its primary job is to ensure automobile safety.

An ABS brakessystem allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface while a driver is braking, preventing the wheels from locking up and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. An ABS system is an automated system that uses the principles of threshold braking (maximizing the braking force by controlling the brake pedal) and cadence braking (steering and braking on a slippery surface) which were practiced by skillful drivers with experience in older braking systems. Since its initial widespread use in production cars, ABS systems have evolved to now prevent wheel locking under braking and also electronically control the front-to-rear brake bias.

There are four main parts to ABS systems:

1. Speed Sensors- used to determine the acceleration or deceleration of a vehicle’s wheel

2. Valves- located in the brake line of each brake in an ABS system

3. Pumps- used to restore pressure to the hydraulic brakes after the valves have released it

4. Controller- receives information from each individual speed sensor if a wheel loses traction and signals the valves to turn on and off

We are proud to manufacture parts in this industry because of the importance it has on every day human safety and always ensure to create the most efficient parts at Standby Screw.

Industry Spotlight: Outdoor Power Equipment

img1The outdoor power equipment industry is growing in demand worldwide each year. According to the latest report by RnR Market Research, the industry is expected to grow more than $20 billion by 2017. The recovery of the United States market, more specifically, will lead to more spending on landscaping services.  

What are some common products found in this industry?

  • Riding Lawn Mowers
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Chainsaws
  • Trimmers
  • Blowers
  • & More

Standby Screw is proud to manufacture parts for equipment in this industry. On our site, we feature Cub Cadet mowers as one of the several products we feature our parts in. We are in every rider that has a hydrostatic transmission, in the ‘Big Box’ stores and our shaft parts can be found in just about every brand at Home Depot or Lowe’s.

Spotlight on the Automotive Industry

114288673When people think of the automotive industry, they generally think of the cars they drive. While this will suffice, there is a much deeper explanation of everything the automotive industry entails. At Standby Screw, we are proud to serve such an important, worldwide industry.

Did you know? The auto industry is highly concentrated. The top 10 global automakers account for roughly 80% of the worldwide production and nearly 90% of total vehicles sold in the U.S. (Zacks)

As time goes on, drivers are looking for more improvements on their choice of vehicle and automotive manufacturers must be able to adapt to changes for mature driver markets and emerging markets, while keeping as low costs as they possibly can with the most advanced technology.

Automakers are also concentrating on offering more optional features (which will save money on gas) even on the small and fuel-efficient vehicles in order to attract new buyers. The sale of optional features is helping them
offset lower profit margins for small cars relative to large trucks.

Standby Screw in the Automotive Industry: Our very own Standby Screw parts can be found in a handful of higher-end vehicles with manual transmissions.

-Cadillac CTS V ( shift rails, detent shafts )

-Camaro  ( shift rails, detent shafts )

-Challenger  ( shift rails, detent shafts )

-Aston Martin  ( shift rails, detent shafts )

-Jeep Wranglers ( transmission shafts)

-Jeep Cherokees (splined tubes for power tilt steering units)

-BMW (splined tubes for power tilt steering units)

We have also recently made samples to go in Ford F-150 shifters and we make a host of pins and bushing that go in three and four speed transmissions for Ford and Mazda.

We are extremely proud to service the automotive industry and hope to grow and expand our parts manufacturing for new vehicles in the future.