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Testing a tool on-line or in the tool crib?

When a new tool is purchased, it is always a good idea to test it before assigning it to an application on the production line. It should be tested to be sure that no issue occurred during transportation, as well as to assess its performance. The ideal environment for this type of test is the ...

ToolsNet 8 reduces recall costs

An engineer at a final assembly OEM was called to investigate a product that had passed through production with a loose bolt. The investigation concluded that the bolt had been tightened properly, according to the recorded data. The assembly had passed all required checks and reached the prescribed torque. The engineer had a problem: How ...

What is “run-out” in handheld drills?

When referring to handheld drills or drilling units, run-out (or runout) occurs when the drill bit does not circulate around its own axle in an absolute straight line (picture 1). It is very difficult to get rid of all run-out, but it is important to minimize it as the end quality of the hole is ...

ToolsTalk 2 brings tightening configuration management to a new level

For many years, Atlas Copco has stood in a class of its own with its renowned tool programming software. Previously available on many different standalone platforms, ToolsTalk has become synonymous with ease of programmability and user-friendly interfaces, with many notable innovations taking place as tooling and controller technology has progressed. Using this vast experience in the ...

Quality Assurance isn’t only about torque

The quality of any produced good is surely the quality of its assembly, but quality goes beyond that. A customer would expect a new product to be perfect. No scratches, no bumps, and all the parts working correctly. Today, these inspections are typically done with pen and paper. This leads to large paper archives and ...

Tensor SR31 has it all – the unrivaled low reaction pistol tool

On high-volume assembly lines, the need for ergonomic, efficient and smart torque tools has never been more important. In many cases, pneumatic pulse tools are chosen for their low reaction force on the operator, but there are numerous drawbacks with this type of tooling. Pulse tools are known for being heavy and noisy with excessive ...

SQS 3.0 – Scalable Quality Solution that grows with you

Being part of the Atlas Copco family is amazing, as we grow in and revolutionize the future of the manufacturing industry. As a leader in Industry 4.0, Atlas Copco has created and honed tooling, software and the total solution concept. Whether it be our Smart Connected Assembly tools, virtual reality or Synatec error Proofing hardware ...