👉Great to have received these comments recently and it’s not every Tuesday it’s 🌟Testimonial Tuesday!🌟
From : Senior Director at a High value automotive company.👌
” I wanted to take a moment following the line start-up this morning. This was to express my thanks for Matt (Brooke) on the successful delivery of the Wheel Fit Station move project over the Summer Shutdown period.
Matt, and the team he assembled, showed outstanding dedication to safety. Also, meticulous attention to detail throughout the entire shutdown period. Please pass on my thanks to the full contracting team.
The ability to manage and contain the complexities and challenges that arose during the project (the bent torque tube and broken spring balancer) was notable. These ultimately could have risked our ability to build vehicles today.
In addition, the method by which the project was managed day to day has set a new standard for how high-risk projects are managed on site.
Please accept my thanks and know that your team’s dedication has made a lasting impression.”
It’s great to receive testimonials now and again and for this project. We are particularly grateful to our very own Matt Brooke for taking on the challenge with dedication and pride for CAS Assembly Tooling and Services yet again. Great to have him and his expertise on board.
If anyone wishes to hear more about our projects and how we can help them in any industry, not only the automotive, you are welcome for a chat. Please call Neil Evans or Jason Kane to talk about anything project management! Call on 01213271700
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!
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.
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
Re-accreditation – First Aid Training
An ‘Emergency First Aid in the Workplace’ course took place today at CAS Assembly Tooling and Services as a re-accreditation exercise. 8 members of staff were in the office for a day’s training learning about the role of a qualified First Aider. First aid is the immediate medical assistance given to someone suffering from an accident, injury or illness. At CAS we recognise the importance of first aid training and colleagues may need first aid during work hours, so it is important that people are trained and equipped to provide first aid to their colleagues should they need to.
One of the first things we learnt today were :
The Three P’s of First Aid
- Preserve Life. As a first responder to any situation, you first priority should be to preserve life. …
- Prevent Deterioration. Do what you can to keep the victim in stable condition until medical professionals arrive.
- Promote Recovery.
So, from learning about a First Aid Kit and what this entails, to resuscitation, using a defibrillator, what to do if someone is choking, the recovery position and much more, our eyes have been opened.
Thanks to Nikki at DYB-Training Ltd we are now all sorted for the next 3 years and passed the exam at the end! We are all now qualified and we will have a certificate to prove it!
So, in answer to why do we need First Aid Training? – CAS now have 8 employees fully trained First Aiders!