client's expectations were gratifyingly exceeded when Lamb
Engineering came up with a cost-cutting solution which has
saved hundreds of thousands of pounds.
manufacturer and installer of raised flooring wanted to
reduce the amount it was spending on the support jacks used
in all their contracts.
Technical Team's analysis of the price problem revealed
that the client was paying a high price for the jack's immaculate
high specification finish even though it was entirely hidden
from view once installed.
asked whether appearance needed to be part of the design
equation, the client immediately recognised it was not necessary.
Lamb Engineering created an alternative design focused instead
on cost effective practicality. This brought down the cost
by nearly £14 per unit to less than a quarter of the original
the price reduced from £17.50 to £3.80 per unit, there were
massive savings on the thousands of jacks being used annually.
Lamb solution replaces an original part which consisted
of two solid pieces of steel, precision turned from solid
round bar. The top section was part threaded and screwed
into the bottom section for height adjustment.
Lamb-inspired substitute is an adapted 20mm nut and bolt
combination welded to a location tube.
main structure comes off-the-shelf from a screw manufacturer
and completion requires only a small welding operation and