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 ...

How do you audit a joint?

At the end of a fastening process, it is important to be sure that the right amount of torque was left on the joint. Too much torque could weaken the structure of a joint, resulting in a fastener failure. Too little torque could make the joint come loose. During the prototyping phase of a new ...

Three important things you should know about drilling operations with handheld tools

When it comes to work with handheld drilling tools, some important and decisive factors must be considered to get a better result.   Decisive factors: Feed force, cutting speed and free speed An ordinary human being is incapable of achieving the feed forces used, for example, in a column drilling tool, except when small bit ...

Enhance your press operations with PST Workstation Solutions

Atlas Copco produces the most innovative and user-friendly press assembly tool on the market, the PST. The PST press system is advanced enough for the most critical applications, precise enough to detect even the slightest variance in a process, and powerful enough for up to 100 kN of press force… that’s over 22,000 lbs. of ...