Walk the Line

Your strategic partner investigating production efficiency, using data for cost savings and quality improvements.

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A careful examination of your production system and assembly process will likely reveal efficiencies that provide value to the operator, process, quality and costs of assembly manufacturing. Our specialists will walk your line, observe processes and ask relevant questions. Depending on your given objectives, we provide valued suggestions that make sustainable improvements.

From tightening knowledge, tightening tools, material handling, software, material removal and service, no other manufacturer offers the range of assembly equipment or expertise of Atlas Copco.

Let us apply our wealth of experience in assembly manufacturing operations across the globe to help save you money.

With our experience and expertise in the area of assembly technology, Atlas Copco identifies ways to:

  • Improve your assembly operations
  • Increase your productivity and quality
  • Optimize your work environment
  • Reduce your assembly process costs
  • Lower your life-cycle costs
  • Reduce your downtimes

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Improved Productivity

In a recent analysis of an application, our team reviewed a very time-consuming process requiring an operator to tighten four nuts individually to 20 Nm, then re-hit all four nuts and tighten to 48 Nm due to residual torque relaxation. Implementing a synchronized four-spindle Tensor STR fixture hanging from a cable balancer provided a solution to tighten all four nuts with only one run down, reducing the production time by 85%. The solution has improved residual torques and ergonomics for the operator while paying for itself in less than eight months.

Increase Tool Uptime

A complex assembly had two operators manually fastening a baffle, with a high amount of damaged parts due to cross-threaded fasteners. To solve this issue, our experts designed an electric system with a torque arm that could be run by one operator. Cross-threading was eliminated by using our error proofing torque strategy. The customer was able to re-allocate three personnel and also save on scrap and damaged parts.

Reduction in Defects

Our team found a manual arbor press that not only was dangerous to use, but had a high number of damaged parts, causing rework. With our single press station solution, scrap was eliminated and ergonomics and safety were improved with 100% post payback profit in the first year.

Our process

Walking the line
Walking the line

  • Observing your processes
  • Interviewing operators
  • Identifying issues
  • Widen the scope of the whole process

    Evaluating the results:

    • Uncover potential for cost savings
    • Improve your efficiency
    • Standardize your process
    • Improve your quality

    Presenting the results:

    • Providing an evaluation on your line regarding standards, efficiency, quality output & processes