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Outdated impact guns causing bottleneck on the production line

Problem:

The customer presented with multiple issues caused by using outdated impact guns in their production process.  1.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.

Solution

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.

Results

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.

Panasonic case study

A new machine requires a custom crane and hoist design..no problem

Problem:

The client, a local granite countertop supplier, was purchasing a new machine to custom cut their client’s countertops. Their existing workstation crane and hoist system didn’t allow the flexibility they needed to maneuver the granite into the proper position.

Solution

After on an onsite review, it became clear that a custom designed crane and hoist system was needed for the project.  Account Manager Justin Kuhn and Application Specialist Chris Nelson were able to custom design a 2 ton Gorbel crane and 1 ton Harrington Hoist system that allowed the power and flexibility the client needed.

Results

The Air Power solution is working perfectly and this will likely be the last crane the customer will ever need.  The added bonus was an annual maintenance plan for all of their existing cranes and hoists. The ability of our team to not only immediately identify the issues, but to also have the technical skill to design a customized system leads to the perfect Manufacturing Solution.

Once again the tremendous knowledge and experience of our Account Managers and Application Specialists not only solves the issue at hand, but creates a long term customer.

Custom Crane

Powder booth Airflow issues solved by an Air Power Dynamic Duo

Problem:

The client, a local manufacturer, was having air flow issues within it’s paint operation. This was causing major dust/powder buildup in the nearby areas of the plant. Not only this, but the inefficiency of the airflow was hampering overall plant performance.

Solution

After on onsite review with the customer, Chris Case (Account Manager) and Travis Stirewalt (Technical Specialist) were able to determine that the 2nd and 3rd stages were horribly neglected. In addition, we pointed out that although airflow with no filters and clean filters was excellent, the airflow with the clogged stage 2 and 3 were causing the issues.  We installed the Kemwove filters during a one day trial and testing period of the filter process. Two weeks later, we revisited the plant to check on the filters and then again a couple of weeks after that. The customer had moved into some of their old first stage inventory (paint pockets) but had left our 2nd and 3rd stages alone as requested. The 2nd stage filters were absolutely full and had spared the bulk of powder capture leaving the 3rd stage pocket filters in great shape.

Results

With the collected data over the test and review period, we were able to provide a concise filter plan and maintenance schedule for monthly, quarterly and annual review.  For this customer – better air flow, improved plant performance, and a reduction of annual filter costs!

 

Filter Troubles