OTP Wins Honda Supplier of the Year Award

OTP Industrial Solutions accepted Honda’s 2010 MRO Supplier of the Year Award for power transmission products, including mechanical and fluid power products, bearings, cylinders, pumps, gearboxes and valves.

At an awards conference encompassing all Honda manufacturing operations in Ohio and Indiana, Honda presented its Supplier of the Year awards for excellence in key performance areas of safety, quality, cost, development and management.  OTP Industrial Solutions was one of only twelve suppliers recognized with an award out of approximately 5000 total MRO suppliers.

“Today, we are acknowledging an outstanding group of suppliers that exemplify Honda’s philosophy of delivering the highest possible value to our customers through their quality products and customer service,” said Jan Gansheimer, who manages purchasing for Honda of America Mfg., Inc.

OTP fully supports manufacturing operations at Honda’s automotive plants in Greensburg Indiana, Marysville Ohio, and East Liberty Ohio, in addition to engine and transmission plants in Ohio.  “We are proud of our Honda team to win Supplier of the Year Award again this year”, stated Bob Korb,  OTP Vice President Sales.  “Honda is very important to our entire team.”

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Gusher Pump Eliminates Mechanical Seal Failures

OTP Industrial Solutions for Pump Applications
Dave Hancock
Louisville, Kentucky

An automotive components plant was having trouble with a horizontal base mounted pump in its machining process.  This pump was used to circulate 176 degree Fahrenheit quench oil through a filter and back to a collection tank.  The hot oil with suspended metal fines caused frequent mechanical seal failures which resulted in regular oil leakage.  After some time, the performance got so bad that the customer actually remounted the pump inside a basin to collect the ongoing oil leakage.

When the customer first contacted us, we considered replacing the pump with a Gusher vertical immersion pump, which we have often used successfully in similar applications.  However, there was not enough room inside the tank to mount the pump.

After reviewing the application further, we installed a Gusher 7550 EC series vertical pump .  We selected this pump because its enclosed column allows it to be mounted outside the tank and it was not fitted with a mechanical seal.  Its jacketed ball bearing housing is ideal for high temperature applications.  Although this pump initially cost three times more than the pump it replaced, it quickly provided maintenance cost savings by eliminating seal failures and the resulting mess of a leaking pump.

We installed the first Gusher pump over three years ago and it is still running with no problems.  The  customer has since purchased two more pumps for similar service in other areas of the plant and is now looking into making this pump a standard at their other manufacturings plants.

Gusher Pump proved again to be a good partner with just the right pump to solve any application.

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