Outdated impact guns causing bottleneck on the production line
The customer presented with multiple issues caused by using outdated impact guns in their production process. 1. They were using multiple impact guns at a station with no visibility for tracking torque. 2. The impacts were hard on the operators hands as well as extremely loud. 3. They were having to change tools on the airline constantly.
After on an onsite review of their unique production process, examining the enhanced technology available in newer impact guns, the best solution was to implement Panasonic Transducerized AccuPulse Tools.
The operators are now able to pick up a socket which will automatically change to the desired torque for the correct valve. The tool is fast, accurate and much more ergonomic than the pneumatic impacts they were using. They plan to collect data in the future and with the controllers talking to their MES system, they will now be able to do that. Team Air Power was able to create a happy customer with another specialized Manufacturing Solution.