John’s Industries has released the Orbit 480°, a patent-pending fixture designed to eliminate strain and injury while increasing speed and precision for the assembly of 9-inch rear differentials.
The company says the design and development of the Orbit 480° is a culmination of owner John Melchiori’s 30 years of experience in the classic car and motorsports industries. With a focus to increase safety by eliminating potential injury causing actions during third member assembling, the Orbit 480° keeps the assembler in a comfortable, upright position.
The Orbit 480° is designed and manufactured specifically for assembling Ford 9-inch third members, according to the company. It mounts to any workbench and rotates vertically and horizontally without requiring the assembler to reposition parts. The fixture eliminates the typical scenario of an assembler’s continual adjustment of the third member and rendering potential damage to the parts and injury to the worker.
“The average 9-inch third member weighs about 80 pounds,” says Melchiori. “The Orbit 480° improves safety, lowers assembly time and increases productivity and precision which greatly benefits automotive and performance shops when time is money.”
The Orbit 480° retails for $479.00.
“We expect performance parts to be constructed with a meticulous attention to detail,” says Melchiori. “Drawing off of my first hand experiences in assembling third members, I knew we could devise an innovative and user-friendly tool that is dedicated to saving time, eliminating damage to parts and increasing productivity levels.”
More information on John’s Industries can be found at the company's website or by calling 800-332-3450.