Andy Cummings of Southland Industries has suffered through his share of cumbersome damper actuator installs. With over 30 years of experience in the sheet metal industry, he knows that the process is not only time-consuming, it can yield disappointing results if the connections are in any way unstable. Damper blades can become twisted or bent, linkages can bend or even break, etc. Meanwhile, the last thing a busy design, build, and maintenance firm like Southland Industries wants is to revisit a failed installation that was already labor-intensive to begin with.
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