Payback achieved in less than two weeks using cam-over style wrench - Atlas Copco Netherlands
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Payback achieved in less than two weeks using cam-over style wrench

Stripped threads and over-tightening eliminated.

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CHALLENGE
CHALLENGE
A customer was using a standard mechanical click wrench, which caused excessive scrap. This type of click wrench is heavily dependent on the operator’s use and can allow the operator to apply additional torque/angle.

This ultimately affected clamp load, causing stripped threads. Two to three castings per week were scrapped due to stripped threads, at a cost of approx. $75 per casting.
 
A customer was using a standard mechanical click wrench, which caused excessive scrap. This type of click wrench is heavily dependent on the operator’s use and can allow the operator to apply additional torque/angle.

This ultimately affected clamp load, causing stripped threads. Two to three castings per week were scrapped due to stripped threads, at a cost of approx. $75 per casting.
 
Atlas Copco SWR mechanical wrench
 
SOLUTION
SOLUTION
We demonstrated the capabilities of the SWR mechanical wrench that utilizes a cam-over mechanism to make overloading the wrench impossible.
 
We demonstrated the capabilities of the SWR mechanical wrench that utilizes a cam-over mechanism to make overloading the wrench impossible.
IMPACT
IMPACT
The customer is no longer stripping threads on the castings, thereby eliminating scrap costs associated with over-torquing.
 
The customer is no longer stripping threads on the castings, thereby eliminating scrap costs associated with over-torquing.
ANNUAL SAVINGS
$9,659
ANNUAL SAVINGS
$9,659
 
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