Cas Ergo demonstrations
As part of the CAS Ergo demonstrations booked in recently, it was the turn of a weapons company in the UK. Health and Safety is a large issue in many companies, and they actively look for innovative solutions to help employees in the workplace.
The customer had seen the ‘Ironhand’ on the BBC news earlier in the year and had enquired through our manufacturer, Bioservo about this fantastic product.
The opportunity arose and we were able to demo over a teams call. There were 8 people on the call, all interested in what we had to say about the Ironhand.
CAS Ergo – the questions asked were :
How many times can the Ironhand go through the washing machine?
Does it have any effect on reducing vibration?
Can they have access to the Bioservo academy? (watching video’s on how to set up and use)
Great questions. All to be answered in due course…
Soon, we are at a large diesel engine manufacturer in Peterborough demonstrating all of our CAS Ergo products along with Martin Wilcockson who will be discussing tooling solutions.
The CAS Assembly Tooling and Services Head Office Repair Centre in Birmingham is able to support a key customer with over 14000 key engineers covering the UK repairing various essential tools.
🔧🔩Tools often get damaged and are used until they break and the CAS team are on hand to repair them when they do.
For this particular customer, engineers whom are on the road constantly, meet at a central point to drop off repairs, and they are then sent to us.
Thankfully we have experienced technicians on hand and ready to repair them quickly and efficiently.
🌟Job Opportunity 🌟
CAS Assembly Tooling and Services – Job opportunity.
We require a Tool Crib Technician based in Gaydon, Warwickshire, starting in November 2022.
We are a market leader in the supply, installation, and servicing of industrial power tooling. We have a great team working all over the UK and we are recruiting for a technician to repair tooling. This will be based in a Tool Crib at a leading automotive manufacturer in Gaydon, Warwickshire.
Roles and Responsibilities.
- Assessing and testing various pneumatic tools.
- Fault diagnosis for a range of power tools.
- Repairing a range of pneumatic, hydro-pneumatic and battery powered tools.
- Carrying out routine maintenance on industrial power tooling.
- Record details of all repairs carried out, parts used etc.
- Stock inventory management to ensure critical spares are replenished.
- Basic knowledge of excel, word and other computer-based programs for data entry.
A mechanical or maintenance background would be an advantageous but not essential as full training will be given. Route for progression may involve training to develop the following skills and competencies.
- Assessing and testing various electric tools.
- Fault diagnosis for a range of electric tools.
- Configuration of DC Tooling systems with Wi-Fi communications.
- Carrying out annual service and calibrations on DC tooling systems.
- Providing Line technical support for customer production teams.
Tooling Crib at CAS HQ
Much of the work involves mechanical disassembly, inspection, identification of worn or damaged parts and replacing these. The tools are then tested and in some cases the calibration of their transducers checked and amended where necessary.
Our customer has a wide range of hand tools for which CAS Assembly Tooling and Services are responsible for within the customers assembly facility located in Gaydon, Warwickshire. So, part of this role will involve occasional rotations to the customers sister site in St Athen, Wales. Some of the tools are Pneumatic, others are mains powered and the rest are battery powered via Lithium-Ion type power pack.
The more advanced tooling systems are connected to the customers high level production control systems and may need to be replaced and reconfigured with Wi-Fi and other parameters to function correctly.
We have a simple reporting system where data for each tool visited is entered into a spread sheet. This raw data is then collated and reported directly to the customer because competence in data entry is important..
This role is based within our customers assembly facility forming part of their mission critical team, so professionalism and customer care are paramount to the successful development of any applicant taking on this opportunity.
The role will include a shift rotation pattern such as early, day shift and late shifts. There may be occasions that overtime will be required on weekdays and or weekends to support the customers production schedules. Please note that some tools are heavy so a degree of manual labour and lifting will be required. You will be required to always adhere to the customers health and safety policies and procedures. A simple site induction will be carried out prior to gaining access to the customers site as your normal place of work.
- A full British driving license is essential to this position due to the location of customers sites.
- There are excellent facilities on this site which are available to all CAS employees.
- Salary is negotiable dependent upon experience and relevant skill sets.
To apply please contact Matt Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org by 29/10/22
A recent crib project – CAS Assembly Tooling and Services
A recent crib project was that our client wanted to reinstate an assembly line for a future product. CAS Assembly Tooling and Services were going to be in their element here! We were asked to go and assess the project and produce a solution for the required work. We got the production line plans and looked at each station individually. Due to this being an already established site with lots of tooling already purchased for various other projects we started with what spare tools that could be utilised. At the same time we were keeping in mind the critical spare tools that are required for the everyday running of the site.
By doing this step first we were then able to look and what gaps we had to fill with new products, this also allowed our client to understand the budget required making their investment as cost effective as possible.
What challenges did we face?
We were faced with some challenges along the way with delivery schedules due to a global component shortage meaning dates would slip. With knowing this we worked with the customer to produce a plan allowing us to keep the project on track. We then waited until the new equipment and tools were delivered.
Time was a big influence for this project, and as we had many stations to furnish out, we created a station standard form for the installation of hardware. This detailed everything required in each station and what level of network was required. Understanding our client’s needs allowed us to make improvements to the already existing dedicated tooling network infrastructure in place. We utilised the previously abandoned network cabinet and added a link between production areas. This enabled a more fluid tooling network environment.
This was such a successful project that it was noticed across other departments, that we received some very nice feedback for a happy customer.
Another satisfied customer for CAS Assembly Tooling and Services and a pat on the back to Matthew Brooke and the Service and Support team for taking control of this project from beginning to end.
Tools being fixed at CAS HQ
CAS have been awarded from Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.
A great achievement for the CAS Assembly and Tooling Team!
Alcumus SafeContractor accreditation is a leading scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK.
The application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. The accreditation will enhance our ability to win new contracts. Also, our commitment to safety will be viewed positively by insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Gemma Archibald, Chief Operating Officer of Alcumus SME said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove they have sound health and safety policies in place.” “More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that CAS have done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector.
SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
To find out more visit www.safecontractor.com