Project Description

Tow Hooks

Amanda Manufacturing tow hooks are exceedingly durable, multi-functional and useful for multiple applications. We manufacture our line of tow hooks out of high-strength steel, and our designs are innovative and high quality, as well as offering cost savings for our customers.

To ensure product strength, we run multiple tests of our tow hooks on approved vehicles, challenging their strength from several angles and for various loads.

One of our tow hooks appeared in a Ford F-150 Super Bowl commercial, highlighted for its strength under intense pressure. Another tow hook, the Amanda Products SpeedHook™, developed in consultation with our engineers and produced by our sister company, won an award for innovation at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Read more about the innovative welding process Amanda Manufacturing engineers designed specifically to manufacture the Amanda Products SpeedHook™.

Process Highlights

Electric Resistance Welding (ERW) refers to a group of welding processes, such as spot and seam welding, that produce coalescence of faying surfaces. Heat to form the weld is generated by the electrical resistance of material vs. the time and the forces used to hold the materials together during the welding. Small pools of molten metal are formed at the point of most electrical resistance (the connecting surfaces), as a high current (100-100,000 A) is passed through the metal.

Robotic arc welding is an efficient, high-quality automated fusion process in which a welding power supply transmits electricity, via a welding torch from an electrode to the base metal, in an arc that generates sufficient heat to melt the metal at the joint. The resulting fusion bond has the same strength as the original mentals, duplicating their mechanical and physical properties.