Mar 8, 2023 | Makita Tooling, News, Tooling
Anti-kick devices at CAS
At one of our customer visits recently, an Operator dropped a battery angled screwdriver after it ‘kicked’ during shut-off. As we provide Anti-kick devices at CAS, this was a prime opportunity for us to be able to solve a problem.
The customer asked CAS for potential countermeasure options, so we took in a similar tool with an anti-kick device fitted. We tightened earth straps at a high level due to possible future health and safety risks.
Line trials carried out by comparing this tool to what they previously used on the actual fixings.
Our contact, the Team Leader and his team were so impressed that we ended up demonstrating to the Section Manager, the H&S Manager and then the Shop Operations Manager.
It was then left with the customer to carry out further trials and was concluded as the countermeasure.
These are on order now and awaiting delivery with the solution rolled out across site and then shared to their sister sites.👌
The solution sold itself and is exactly what they needed to alleviate the issue being experiencing.😃
Call us on 0121 327 1700 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and let us help with your tooling solutions.
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
Jan 3, 2023 | HAVS, News, Tooling
Happy New Year everyone! 😃
The CAS team are back in the workshop today…and the office. Call us if you have any enquiries on how we can help you. This could be calibration tooling help, ordering tooling, advice on tooling, project management, HAVS.
How can we help? We are open for business! Call us on 0121 327 1700
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 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