Atlas Copco ErgoPulse Nutrunner cuts assembly time by half
For more than 50 years, Ruthmann in Hochmoor, Germany, has produced truck-mounted platforms with a focus on quality. For the assembly of the turntable – the connective link between wheels and hoists – Ruthmann has tested a number of assembly tools. Pneumatic impact wrenches were too noisy and inaccurate, electric impact wrenches were faster but too big and inaccurate. Recently the company found that ErgoPulse tools - EP12 PTS and EP 14 PTS - perfectly meet the tolerance requirements.
Each turntable is assembled with 40 to 80 joints that reach torques of up to 240 Nm. The investment in a new compress air device to run the tools was easily justified. By eliminated the need to retorque with a torque wrench, spot checks are now sufficient and assembly is made in half the time.
For further information please contact:
- Kristina Lindblom
Atlas Copco Tools and Assembly Systems GI Division
Phone: +46 (0)8 743 95 91
Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area develops, manufactures and markets industrial power tools, assembly systems, aftermarket products, software and service. It innovates for superior productivity for applications in the automotive and aerospace industry, general industrial manufacturing and maintenance, and vehicle service worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Sweden, Great Britain, France. More information is available on www.atlascopco.com.