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.
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
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