A client from Kansas recently requested Wyandotte Industries to custom manufacture a series of steel spacers that would be used in agricultural equipment applications. Employing our Acme Gridley screw machine, which was able to meet a (±) .005 of an inch precision tolerance, we blanked each spacer, preparing the parts for heat treatment and plating.

After manufacturing was complete, we quenched and tempered all units, providing the spacers with a RC30-40 surface hardness and then plated the parts with zinc and yellow dichromate. When finished, the spacers measured Ø 13/16 of an inch ID, Ø 2 inches Rd, and 7/16 of an inch thick. The parts also weighed .250 pounds each and possessed a 125 microfinish.

Wyandotte Industries additionally performed a series of hardness tests and in-process inspections to make certain that the parts fulfilled all client expectations for design and quality. After ensuring that the steel spacers met with all of our customer’s precise product specifications, we delivered these parts to our buyer’s facility in Kansas.
Unit of Measure
Product Description This Steel Spacer is used within a farm equipment application
Capabilities Applied/Processes Screw Machining
  • Blank Part for Heat Treatment & Plating

Heat Treatment
  • Quench & Temper
  • RC 30-40

  • Zinc & Yellow Dichromate
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Acme Gridley Screw Machine
Overall Part Dimensions Ø 13/16” ID x Ø 2” Rd x 7/16” thickness
Tightest Tolerances ± .005”
Material Used Steel
Max Material Finish 125 Microfinish
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed Hardness
In process Inspection
Estimated Part Weight .250 lbs each
Industry for Use Agriculture
Delivery Location Kansas
Standards Met Customer supplied print
Product Name Custom Steel Spacer