GIE Expo 2018

GIE Expo 2018

EFC International will be exhibiting again at the GIE Expo (Green Industry & Equipment Expo) in Louisville October 17-19, Booth 10018 in the OEM Supplier Pavilion. This is the largest show for the industry and includes outdoor demonstration areas. Exhibitors at the show include Briggs & Stratton, The Toro Company, Caterpillar, Echo, John Deere Company, Kohler, Stihl, Kubota, Makita, and hundreds more.

Products highlighted in the EFC booth will include HellermanTyton’s Ratchet P clamp, an innovative wire bundling solution for heavy equipment manufacturers who want to reduce costs without compromising performance. It features an adjustable ratchet clamp mechanism; it comes in four sizes, four mounting configurations and two metal base materials. Cut the time required for wire harness and cable installation!

Oetiker Irrigation Service Kit with clamps and jaw pincers are perfect for clamping in a variety of diameters.  The clamps are made of stainless steel to resist scaling and corrosion for at least 1000 hours of salt spray.  We will be giving away two of these kits so stop by and register to win!  Oetiker high-tech hose and tubing connections used throughout the industry ensure a leak-proof, durable hose connection.

Also on display, StockCap, handgrips, vinyl, rubber and plastic plugs and caps for product protection. Whether you need a standard tube end cap or a custom part designed to your specifications, EFC will work with you to find the solution that works.

ARaymond designs and manufactures fasteners for the green industry.  Clips, supports and hooks enable growers to simplify, maximize yields and minimize labor costs.  ARaymond offers a range of biodegradable (who knew?!) fastening solutions in addition to its plastics range.

Heyco introduced this year UL recognized thermoplastic rubber grommets for mounting hole diameter ranges of .375” to 2.000”.   Convert raw-edged holes to smooth, neat, insulated holes.  You have the ability to insulate and mechanically protect cable, tubing, hose, rope, rods, and shafts.  Diameters fit panel thicknesses from .03” to .13”.  The temperature range is -40ºF to 221ºF.

Sherex introduced a line of M10 full hex structural rivet nuts perfect for high performance, high strength fastening solutions and needed for this industry.  The OEM they worked with was having challenges with weld nuts in the frame assembly.  They had to mask and unmask the weld nut threads before and after the powder coast process. These extra steps caused delays in the manufacturing process. Using the new M10 rivet nuts with the Sherex FLEX-18 installation tool, reduced production time by 20 minutes per frame assembly. Talk to us at the show about more cost saving solutions.

Recently introduced to the show are UTVs (Utility Task Vehicles).  As a premier provider to the automotive and truck industry, EFC is a natural solution and go-to source for fastening UTVs – including wire routing, clamps, panel fasteners, handles, knobs, specialty screws, and connectors. If you’re wondering what the difference is between a UTV and an ATV as I was, here you go — ATVs are all terrain vehicles and smaller than a UTV and they’re recreational.  UTVs also called side by sides are off-road vehicles that can seat 2-4 and designed for rougher terrain, hauling – a.k.a. work!

And one more exciting give-away – as if the Oetiker Irrigation Clamp Kits weren’t enough, we have a remote control excavator to give away.  It’s the envy of the guys in the office and now on their Christmas list.

See you in Louisville at GIE Expo!