May 15, 2023 | CAS Assembly Tooling and Services, News, production tooling, Tooling, tooling solutions
Advanced production tooling is necessary in your production for several reasons:
The right solution enables the production process to be carried out in the quickest and most efficient way. In turn, this boosts your productivity. The use of specialised tools allows workers to complete tasks with greater accuracy and speed. Thus reducing the time required spent on tightening threaded fasteners. The fine tuning of assembly tightening strategies within DC tools can maximise run down speed and reduce fastening time per fixing.
The use of the correct production tooling ensures that each product is manufactured consistently to the same specifications. This is particularly important in industries where products must meet strict quality standards or regulatory requirements. With error proofed production and operator guidance, faults can be eliminated. Then, the gathering of torque and process data can provide both full traceability of each tightening. This then produces a ‘birth certificate’ of the process and it various components that were undertaken.
By using specialised tools, manufacturers can reduce the cost of the manual labour element. It can also keep uptime levels to their maximum and in many cases can offer reduced operating costs and energy consumption savings. This can result in significant cost savings for the factory. Supported by reliability centred maintenance contracts tools can be kept to perform to their optimum. This then reduces expensive down time and repair costs.
Production tooling can be designed to minimise the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace. For example, tools fitted with correct reaction devices can help prevent workers from injury and fatigue related issues. Tools can be insulated to protect from electrocution (in EV / Battery assembly). Removing air lines and cables by offering battery operated solutions can reduce trip hazards. This makes for a cleaner working environment. Correctly specified sockets and covers can protect the operator from trapped / damage fingers associated with operating tasks whilst wearing work gloves on. This is a common demand and risk in many processes / plants.
Battery technology in assembly tools and advanced energy efficient DC solutions reduce energy costs associated with tooling vs pneumatic and less advanced solutions within the market place. Sourcing equipment from companies committed to developing the most energy efficient products, who operate sustainability and focus on their carbon footprint and recycling procedures can limit the impact of tooling on the environment. Operator guidance solutions can help to reduce waste in your process and support right first time methodology, which in turn reduces your waste and subsequent carbon footprint.♻️
Overall, production tooling is an essential component of modern manufacturing processes, enabling factories to produce high-quality products quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
Our CAS Assembly and Tooling Account Managers extensively support UK manufacturing companies to ensure production tooling is correctly specified, kept up to date and in use with the latest technologies.
If you have any queries, please call us on 0121 327 1700. One of our team will be happy to help!
Mar 30, 2023 | CAS Assembly Tooling and Services, JCB, News, Tooling, tooling solutions
Let’s introduce John Adams!..to the team at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services.
John began working for JCB back in 2004 and in 2007 joined the ‘Manufacturing Engineering’ team. This is where he met a certain Sales Manager who went by the name of Neil Evans!!😉
Neil Evans, Sales Director at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services became a regular visitor to JCB and they often went for a brew!🍵
During his time at JCB John was lucky enough to have worked on numerous projects in the UK and abroad. This ranged from day-to-day problem solving to the introduction of new machines to the assembly line.
Having taken voluntary redundancy from JCB in June 2020 when Covid struck, John went self-employed for a while before taking a Production engineer role in Tamworth.
When an opportunity to join CAS came about in 2022, he jumped at the chance to join the team.
✅John finally joined CAS in Feb 2023 as JCB Service Contract Manager. It’s great to have him on board with the JCB and CAS team!
During John’s spare time he can be found competing in Hillclimb and Sprint events in a Renault sport Clio197, and is a regular in the ‘Curbrough Sprint Championship’ where last year he finished 2nd in class. (Must do better!!)
When not racing, John is most likely to be found in his garage tinkering with the car in the quest to find the odd 1/10th of a second or so.
He follows most car & motorcycle racing so to summarise if it’s got an engine he’s interested!!
John also has a retired racing Greyhound who loves to take him for a walk!🐕
Feb 3, 2023 | CAS Assembly Tooling and Services, Desoutter, Tooling, tooling solutions
Let’s introduce Roger King!..to the team at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services.
Roger started with Atlas Copco in 1992, in an admin/tech support role then went on the road in a sales role in 1996. This was where he first met Dave Embley, Managing Director of CAS Assembly Tooling and Services… back in the day!
Roger moved on to Martlets Air Power (Winchester) still promoting Atlas Copco Tools. When Martlets was taken over by Atlas he was given the Atlas Copco Tools Distribution. This continued for a number of years and then he joined Desoutter in 2011 of which CAS now work alongside so he knows the products. Knowledge is power!
In 2016 Roger joined AP Tools, and then Ray Moss Tools (Harlow) and continued with them until 6 months ago. This is when he saw an opportunity to join CAS!
So, he has many years experience in providing tooling solutions, both directly to customers and through distribution. Roger loves working at CAS as we have such a great portfolio and reputation. It has given him some great opportunities in the South of England. He loves being part of the well established team at CAS and in a thriving company.
In his spare time Roger goes to as many gigs as possible loves live music especially the Foo fighters and Stereophonics. He can regularly be found at his local pub watching live bands too!
When not at work, Roger loves to ride his mountain bike as much as he can. When the opportunity arises, he likes to go to Spain for some off road motor biking.🚲
It’s great to have Roger on board. 😊
If you are looking for tooling solutions, Roger’s the man that can in the South of England! Give him a call on 07487 615488 .
Roger King joins CAS in July 2022