The specification below provides the recommended improvements needed to improve product durability. They are ranked from bronze to gold based on the effectiveness of the change in improving durability, with bronze being the minimum and gold being the maximum.
Compliance with safety standards
Use of stress crack resistant plastic; simple door mechanism
Improved reliability of components can reduce early returns and improve brand reputation which, in turn, can lower business costs and increase long-term sales.
To calculate overall cost savings for your business, use the WRAP cost/benefit analysis tool (currently in draft form and available on request).
Simple door pull
Door opening design to avoid complex door openers will reduce material and manufacturing costs.
Slightly larger material cost for using crack resistant polymers and thicker more robust mouldings.
Switches that pass the safety standard’s switch durability test should be used, so there should be no additional cost. However, low cost inferior switches may be used by some suppliers if durable switches are not specified.