Dec 22, 2022 | News
Merry Christmas from the CAS Team!🎄
We close our office and workshop tomorrow for Christmas!
Wishing all of our customers and followers a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year! 🎅
Have a great Christmas break one and all, from the CAS Team!🙂
Dec 16, 2022 | News
The Directors Meeting at CAS was off site last Friday and was done in style!
Planning, organising, recruitment, finances were the topic of conversation, all in their Christmas hats! It’s not often they get to pose together so this was a bonus for us to capture them all!
Which one is the grinch?!
We are now getting ready for the Christmas wind down that many businesses seems to be doing right now but we are still busy planning and organising before the Christmas holiday starts! We are then straight back on it, full steam ahead, on 3rd January 2023!
The Directors Meeting at CAS will take place in January and we will be assessing how we can take the business forward into 2023 to great heights.
Dec 12, 2022 | Crib Service and Support, HAVS, News, Tooling
Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is the main concern posed by exposure to vibration. Sometimes this is called as ‘white finger’ or ‘carpal tunnel’ syndrome. HAVS is caused by the transfer of vibration through a workers hands and arms, in as little as 6 months. Nerve damage and restricted blood flow to the hands and fingers can occur. This causes the debilitating symptoms and effects known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome.
What Are The Effects of HAVS/Hand-Arm Vibration?
Some of the common symptoms of HAVS, as described by the HSE, are listed below. Many sufferers experience a wide range of debilitating effects due to the condition that can impact in both their day to day lives and in their ability to work.
- Pain, tingling and total loss of feeling
- Reduced strength and grip ability
- Muscle wasting
- Reynaud’s disease (White fingers that become painfully red)
The loss of feeling, and pain often results in sufferers struggling to work. This especially can happen in the industry that caused their condition. Because of this, in the day to day life, simple tasks such as doing up buttons and picking things up become challenging especially as the condition often deteriorates once developed. These symptoms make it clear that HAVS is a serious disease, which operators should be protected from.
What Work Causes HAVS?
Any work that includes consistent or frequent exposure to vibration through the hands or arms can lead to debilitating and permanent health problems. Most commonly this is caused by the use of a tool that vibrates during use, but it is important to recognise how broad this category is and the large number of operators that may be at risk.
Industries that can be affected are as follows :
- Road and rail workers
- Construction Industry
- Estate management
- Heavy Engineering
- Lab work
Examples of equipment and tools that pose a risk are as follows:
- Hammer Drills
- Lawn Mowers
- Impact Wrenches
The most effective way of controlling & monitoring exposure is by carrying out HAV testing which we do at Cas Assembly and Tooling. Here is some more information and is really important you take care of employees by having these tools tested on a regular basis.
Repairs at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services
If you need any further information, have any queries or would like to arrange for your tools to be calibrated, let us know on 0121 327 1700.
Nov 22, 2022 | News, Tooling
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.
Oct 20, 2022 | News
🌟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 email@example.com by 29/10/22
Oct 18, 2022 | Crib Service and Support, News, Tooling
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