Apex Custom Solutions

Our customers are our first priority and the focus of everything we do.  We listen and understand the particular needs of our customers.  We then focus our energy and resources with the goal of meeting your needs and solving your problems.  Below are just a few examples of the many solutions that Apex has provided.

Customer Problem

A customer came to Apex asking for help in designing and producing a new chemical distribution system. They needed to upgrade from using small containers manually delivered within their plant, to a more reliable and cost effective system where chemicals are delivered automatically throughout their facility. The system had to be safe, reliable, and customized to precisely deliver pure chemicals to several areas in the plant.

Apex Solution

Apex designed and produced a reliable and cost effective chemical distribution system, including bulk offload facilities into storage tanks, chemical mixing and filtration, and equipment to pump chemicals through out the plant to final point of use. The system was provided ahead of schedule and under budget – saving the customer money and minimizing down time.

Customer Problem

A commercial aircraft manufacturer had a cleaning and plating line for large parts ­– in excess of 120’.  As a crane moved the parts down the line from tank to tank, the wet parts would drip. The dripping parts were a safety risk to the occasional worker who might be in the area.

Apex Solution

On a tight schedule, Apex designed, built, and installed a three-sided cover for the catwalk to protect the workers.  The panels are removable to allow easy access and replacement. The panels were manufactured from a clear material to allow natural light transmission, and were made from an impact and chemical resistant material. The workers are now safe from any drips. The clear panels save energy by using existing lighting. The panels are easily removed and replaced panels allow for ease in maintenance all along the catwalk.

Customer Problem

A large semiconductor manufacturer needed a cart to safely transport 1 liter containers of chemicals throughout their plant.  These carts needed to fit in a small elevator yet be fully functional.

Apex Solution

Apex designed and manufactured carts with a removable handle that can be attached to any side of the cart, yet still fit in the small confines of the elevator. Chemical containers put in individual compartments on a stainless steel “Lazy Susan” allow for safe and easy to access to all of the chemicals through doors on both sides of the cart. For safety, Apex built in a secondary containment and drain in case of a spill.

Customer Problem

An international harvesting equipment manufacturer used a large number of diverse machined parts.  During assembly, some parts were mixed up with others due to their similar appearance.

Customer Problem

Apex engraved each part and packaged the required parts into assembly kits for easy installation at the plant.  Now the plant pulls a single kit with the correct number and selection of parts that will be used, reducing time and cost.

Customer Problem

A high-tech manufacturer had a hazardous chemical that needed to be collected and disposed of safely.

Apex Solution

Apex designed and built a cabinet that would collect the chemical into 55 gallon drums.  When a drum became full, the system automatically switched to a second backup container and electronically notified the operators.

Customer Problem

A printed circuit board shop needed a new upgraded facility that was safe, and efficient.

Apex Solution

Apex designed and built the production lines for their printed circuit boards.  This tank line is modular ­– allowing for adaptation in the future. This new PCB line reduced their manufacturing time and their product quality improved.

Customer Problem

A manufacturer of titanium orthopedic parts needed to clean their products after they were finished with machining. The parts were dirty and covered with machining coolant.

Apex Solution

Apex developed and manufactured a cleaning bench that utilized a multi-step, programmable cleaning processes including; An ultrasonic cleaning followed by a mechanically agitated cleaning in an approved solution, an automated spray rinse with a final cascading rinse with DI water. Now the parts are run through the cleaning bench clean enough to meet stringent FDA requirements.