"Our rock stars are technologically advanced products the many talented people at Alpha design, test and produce."
Every organization has its rock star.
At Alpha it’s not a single person, rather our rock stars are technologically advanced products the many talented people at Alpha design, test and produce. Center stage is TurnAnut™ and high-performance partner TurnAbolt™.
TurnAnut’s simple design solution eliminates a host of problems workers have struggled with for decades, a virtual juggling act of piecing together individual nuts, bolts, washers and DTI (direct tension indicator) washers. Often times such circus acts are done with no free hands.
Alpha's problem-solving result is a one-piece assembly with what we call “a mechanical load cell in every nut (or bolt).” The initial concept came out of examining the bridge building and repair industry, as workers were hanging from great heights while trying to handle all the tools and hardware and get each piece in the proper order, while also holding on for dear life.
The TurnaSure® DTI, at the heart of this assembly, is an engineered washer with a series of nibs on the top surface designed to compress at a specific rate under load. As the nut is tightened, the joint seals itself and the compression of the nibs confirms the proper clamp load is reached.
Other Proofs of Innovation:
• Nut Buddy™ and Bolt-Buddy™: a suite of products merging nuts or bolts to
fasteners uniquely designed and shaped to speed assembly, lower costs
and to assure that assembly is completed the right way, every time
• 12 United States Patents approved or pending for unique product design
• $2.8 million in product redesign savings to all customers in one year alone