Color Coding Automotive Parts
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In this article the automotive parts manufacturing experts at NIM explain color coding – the process of marking items/objects with colors to identify them from each other.
Why Color Code Automotive Parts?
Color coding is a fun and creative method of organization and coordination. The color coding system is such a simple and flexible system that it can be applied to any industry and even life outside of them.
Color coding especially has applications in the automotive industry, as there are many manufactured automotive parts that uses color coding. It is used to differentiate between parts that look really similar even though they have completely different dimensions and parameters. This is to allow workers in the automobile assembly line to differentiate between parts to insert into the product assembly.
Color Coded Shims
One such type of parts that uses the color coding system are high quality, selective fit precision shims. Selective fit precision shims comes in many different sizes, with variety to the inner and outer diameters and thicknesses. So it should be no surprise that a shim part of one thickness could easily be mistaken for a shim part of another thickness.
When selective fit precision shims are needed for an automobile or component, the customer ordering the shims, who is the manufacturer of the automobile, will order selective fit precision shims from a certain shim series or family. Each shim series comes with specifications about the dimensions for the inner and outer diameter.
The selective fit precision shims are manufactured and color coded for the customer to identify or differentiate. Even if the customer ordered multiple selective fit precision shim parts from different shim series or families, the color coding system can help them identify each of the shim orders and differentiate between them as well.
In conclusion, color coding selective fit precision shims is a simple but significant system that allows organization of stocks of shims and helps with deliveries of shim orders.
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