All posts by Leea Huffine

Which handheld drill should I choose for my application?

When we talk about handheld drills, there are several power tool options and choosing the right one can significantly improve the drilling process. Before selecting the tool, let’s understand the main terminology used and main processes in the drilling world and their meanings: Terminology: Drilling: making a brand new hole in a workpiece Boring: enlarging ...

Cm vs. Cmk

Cm/Cmk or SPC?

Quality assurance lingo is sometimes obscure to those who approach it for the first time. Two of those terms are surely Cm/Cmk and SPC. They are both statistical terms that are used to evaluate inspection results. The first term: Cm, refers to two different parameters that assess the capability of a machine. That’s what the ...

Power Focus 6000 tool controller - industrial tightening

Power Focus 6000: Taking advantage of functional flexibility

Atlas Copco’s latest generation tightening platform, the Power Focus 6000, is truly changing the way we handle the challenges of today’s increasingly complex manufacturing environment. The Power Focus 6000 tool controller has evolved into the hub of the Atlas Copco ecosystem of tools. With the expansion of our product lines to include DC manual fastening, ...

See new error-proofing concept animations from Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco has released two new animation videos that highlight the benefits of error-proofing production processes. Advances in Industry 4.0 manufacturing concepts have led to an increase in the use of software to error-proof plant floor processes. Error-proofing software uses a variety of methods to improve assembly operations, including providing dynamic work instructions for operators, ...

Quality data helps make key production decisions

Most of our daily decisions are based on data. We wake up, check the weather forecast, see what our ETA will be for travel and look at ratings to choose a restaurant. Our phones continuously collect data from different sources so that we can conveniently decide to wear a jacket, get out earlier or try ...

Air motor torque increases with load

Why choose an air motor in your process?

Introducing air motors The air motor is one of the toughest and most versatile power units available to the design engineer. The features and characteristics of the air motor make it the natural choice of power for industrial applications, present and future. Compact and lightweight An air motor weighs only 1/4 as much as an ...

Error Proofing for Industry 4.0

Plant Floor Error Proofing for Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is rapidly changing the manufacturing industry, with many manufacturers employing new technology to increase efficiency and make more proactive, data-driven decisions. An often overlooked facet of these revolutionary new manufacturing facilities is the influence of human factors. Industry 4.0 facilities are using an unprecedented amount of automation and software to create more efficient ...

AX1 Articulated Arm Series – Torque tool reaction for a multitude of applications

Many handheld torque tool applications involve repetitive handling of tooling, as well as torque reaction forces that are frequently absorbed by the operator. In applications involving multiple fasteners, there is always a need for a way to ensure the tool is positioned properly for best ergonomics and access to the part being assembled. In many ...

Industrial Location Guidance takes process quality to new heights

In simple or complex assemblies involving multiple fasteners, ensuring process quality can be a daunting task. Some questions to consider: Are missing or under-tightened fasteners causing rework or driving up your warranty costs? Is sequencing of fasteners critical to the quality of your assembly? Do different fasteners on the same workpiece require unique torque settings? ...

Production line mistake proofing by automating the tool and program selection

Top 5 mistake proofing techniques to achieve first time quality in your manufacturing facility

According to a recent study, human errors alone cause an extraordinary 23% of unplanned downtime in manufacturing. These errors, and resulting defects, are a large cause of manufacturing quality issues and unplanned downtime. Mistake proofing, also referred to as Poka-Yoke, is a Japanese ideology describing any method used to detect and prevent errors that cause ...