Quality

Quality people and quality material handling equipment define our culture and our processes.

In the absence of standards, the term quality can become ambiguous, often used more in marketing than procedure. At Hapman, quality is both ingrained in our material handling equipment manufacturing processes and integrated into our culture.

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Our engineering, operations, and production system is a balance of three key elements:

1. Philosophy: Our blueprint for success

  • Customers first
  • People are the most valuable resource
  • Kaizen, or “change for the better,” is our way of life
  • Shop floor focus

2. True North: Pointing toward perfection with our products and our people

Customer Satisfaction

  • ZERO defects
  • 100% value-added service
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Human Development

  • Physical safety and security
  • Professional challenges and development
  • Mental growth and contribution

3. Technical Tools: The nuts and bolts of the production system we use to build the best bulk material handling equipment in the industry.


Our workplace and our material handling systems adhere to strict compliance standards.

Hapman conforms to the following standards provided by these recognized associations and organizations: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor (OSHA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA), and the National Electric Code (NEC).

  • OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.5a-1
  • OSHA 1910.212 (a)(2)
  • OSHA 1926.555
  • ANSI/ASME B20.1
  • ANSI Z535.4-2007
  • Electrical Controls and Wiring Conform to NEC specifications

The welders who work on Hapman conveying systems and other material handling equipment are ANSI and American Welding Society (AWS) certified. Hapman also performs customer-specific certifications and adheres to application-specific weld requirements as well.

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • ANSI/AWS D1.1 – Structural Welding Code-Steel
  • ANSI/AWS D1.6, Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel
Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit (GMAW-SC)
  • ANSI/AWS D1.3 – Structural Welding Code – Sheet Metal
  • ANSI/AWS D1.3 – Structural Welding code – Steel Metal- Stainless Steel
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • ANSI/AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel
  • AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel
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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • ANSI/AWS D1.1 Structural Sheet Metal Welding Code
  • AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code – Stainless Steel
Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • ANSI/AWS D1.1, Structural Welding Code – Steel

Stainless Steel Finishes
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Standard Finish

Surface Finish Specification

  • All metal surfaces to have primary mill finish as rolled, drawn, or formed
  • Edges deburred

Weld Finish Specification

  • Free of splatter
  • Free of discoloration (stainless steel surfaces)
  • Light clean up and wire brush
  • The weld when finished is not necessarily flush, ripple, or crevice free
Food Grade Finish

Surface Finish Specification

  • Sheet metal (to 10 ga.) to have 2B mill finish and free of scratches and cracks
  • All other metal surfaces (i.e. plate, structural, machined, cast, etc.) to be polished to a 120 grit finish and all scratches removed. Pull clamps, bolts, nuts, roll pins, keys, etc. not polished
  • Grain direction to be indiscriminate
  • Edges deburred

Weld Finish Specification

  • Welds continuous unless otherwise noted
  • Free of cracks, spatter and discoloration
  • Weld ground with 120 grit abrasive to smooth entire weld and is crevice free
  • Weld is not necessarily ripple free, flush or blended with base metal surrounding the weld
Sanitary Finish
Stainless Steel Sanitary Welding Finish Sample | Hapman.com

Surface Finish Specification

  • All metal surfaces polished to a 150-grit finish and all scratches removed
  • Pull clamps, bolts, nuts, roll pins, keys, etc. not polished
  • Grain direction to be indiscriminate
  • Edges deburred

 

Weld Finish Specification

  • Welds continuous unless otherwise noted
  • Free of cracks, spatter, ripple and discoloration
  • Weld ground with 150-grit abrasive to smooth entire weld and is crevice free
  • Weld when finished will contain no bead left around the weld and will be flush and blended with base metal surrounding the weld. In corners the weld will be radiused and blended into base metal.