Power Flush Repairs and Servicing
Power Flush Repairs and Servicing has been something CAS Assembly Tooling and Services have been doing since September 2020. One of our service technicians was asked a question by a customer and he replied well we could easily repair the power flushes. That’s where the story started and we’ve been doing them ever since!
A happy customer at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services today 😃
We repaired and serviced these power flushes for an energy provider. These are used commercially and domestically to clear out heating systems.
Power Flush Repairs waiting to be collected and delivered back to the customer.
What might the problem be?
They had various issues from faulty motors to cracked moulded tanks, and faulty levers. All were diagnosed and repaired swiftly.
This morning they have been collected and more delivered for repair. Our Service Technician, Alan is ready for a busy Friday!
Glad to be able to assist with a tooling solution. For more information, take a look at our website page on Power Flush Repairs and Servicing here or give us a call on 0121 327 1700.
Damaged Alloy Wheels – A Solution.
The video here is footage of the wheels being secured to a vehicle in one of automotive facilities in the West Midlands.
It shows the operators fitting a bespoke wheel protection cassette to the loose fitted wheel nuts. This is prior to engaging the multi-spindle DC tooling power-head. This secures all nuts as a synchronised process.
The company identified a major issue with the cost of replacing or repairing damage to alloy wheels. This was being claimed by their dealer networks.
CAS Assembly Tooling and Services were approached to provide a solution to ensure that no damage was created at any point during the fitting and securing process. They believed that the operators were not being sufficiently careful when engaging the power-head with the wheels and causing damage to the alloy wheels. Once the wheel is secured to the vehicle the cassette is removed and used on the next wheel.
The experienced CAS engineers developed this design concept, produced a 3D CAD model, manufactured prototypes and proved the solution was viable.
The device acts as a slave adapter that fits between the wheel and the power tool and incorporates a shield to prevent the sockets coming into contact with the surfaces of the wheels.
We received a purchase order to deliver a production solution and it has been in place and operated for around four years now, saving the company tens of thousands of pounds every year.
Another solution we delivered to our customer which started life on the whiteboard of Jason Kane! Another one of CAS Tooling Solutions.
Here is the CAD drawing designed back in the day!
CAD Design – Jason Kane
Why replace a Tech motive CS 5700?
Shaun Byford and Jason Hannon attended one of our construction company customers in the West Midlands this week. The company has a diverse set of skills covering product design and development, performance and validation testing. They also have system control and integration, machine learning and data analytics. The engineering team is a critical component and CAS Assembly Tooling and Services in Birmingham are delighted to be working with a forward thinking global construction company.
With sustainability as a core value, the U.K. team develops services and products which places them at the forefront of the green future and are constantly looking for improvements and efficiencies. These advancements take account of the entire lifecycle, increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They are also improving interconnectedness of systems and minimizing waste through remanufacturing expertise.
CAS have built a strong relationship over the years with the guidance and leadership of Neil Evans and we continue to make improvements, manage their supply and installation of on site tooling and servicing their production tooling. We learn together, and on site, to solve day to day challenges as a team.
Our experienced engineers, Jason and Shaun have converted an old ‘Tech motive CS 5700’ which was 18 years old and replaced it with a Desoutter CVI3 controller, a visual and audible lamp system and a networked CVI analyser reporting system.
Image of Shaun with the old controller!
So, Why replace a Tech motive CS 5700?
Now, Managers can look at live data and results from anywhere in the factory which they couldn’t before. The results consist of torque and angle results when they tighten the cylinder head bolts on an engine. The outcome of a forward thinking company.
The replacement controller – Desoutter CVI3 controller
✔Better process, fantastic results. For more details please contact Neil on 0121 327 1700
How time flies! – So, it’s 21 years since the birth of CAS Assembly Tooling and Services. Only our Chairman, Dave Heard has been here for that long as he is the one who started the company – from scratch!
Back in May 2001 the company acquired stock, assets and the benefit of existing contracts of Redhouse Engineering. Things really started to move in the industry with Dave at the forefront. In July 2002 CAS opened a new branch in Stoke on Trent. Things continued to improve and in October 2006 CAS were appointed to be a Makita Tool Distributor. Following on from this in November of the same year, CAS were appointed DeSoutter Tool Distrubutor. Bosch followed in 2008.
Lots of new tooling contracts were obtained by employing the right people into the right jobs and keeping communication levels running with key account managers. Accounts were opened in many industries including aerospace and manufacturing, but mainly in the automotive arena. We managed to secure many contracts with prestigious automotive companies which are still in place today and we are very proud.
Changes have taken place along the way and it’s by no means been an easy ride especially through the world wide pandemic for obvious reasons.
We are please to confirm and are very proud that with the four key directors now in place, and Dave as the Chairman, taking a back seat in the running on the company, CAS Assembly and Tooling thrives week on week and continue to secure fantastic contracts with key relationships being the key. Delivering the right tools and processes in any plant whether that be bespoke or not, our CAS Sales Team work hard to establish new relationships as well as looking after old ones.
Call us on 0121 327 1700 for an update on how we could help your company thrive with bespoke tooling and processes.
Here’s to the next 21 years!..and yes..How time flies!
🌟Job Opportunity 🌟
CAS Assembly Tooling and Services – Job opportunity.
We require a Tool Crib Technician based in ‘St Athan’, South Wales, starting in April 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 St Athan, South Wales.
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.
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 St Athan, South Wales. So, part of this role will involve occasional rotations to the customers sister site in Gaydon, Warwickshire being required. 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 labor 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 31/03/2022
CAS embrace International Women’s Day – Tuesday March 8th.
The theme for tomorrow’s ‘International Women’s Day 2022’ is,
“Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.
As an Industrial Tooling Distributor we are only ever as good as our products, our service and most importantly our people. We celebrate the contribution that our people make and our women are key players in that team. They cover most critical areas of the business and are the key to our success.
Collectively, we address the balance and challenge the way things are done to ensure our world is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
Tools and women DO mix! Very well in fact.