Mountz was asked by a long time Aerospace customer who was looking to increase their productivity. In its manufacturing operation, the aerospace company was using light assembly electric torque screwdrivers to build the power modules that sit under the middle seat in each row of the plane to enable passengers to charge their devices. With each airplane requiring 64 boxes, re-fitting a full fleet required fast delivery of significant volumes of cages. At the same time, quality is a key concern and cross-threading a real risk. If any of the boxes have a failure, that plane could be grounded, so they always had to ensure that the quality of the assembled product is the highest priority.
The aerospace company was looking to increase production within existing infrastructure and reduce the risk of cross-threading and electro-static discharge occurrences.
- Productively scaling for growth
- Increased production efficiency
- Cross threading and ESD issues that could ground planes
Torque Solutions Applied
- Calculate line productivity at various tool RPMs to optimize productivity
- To prevent cross-threading, consider a tool with soft start capabilities
- Electro-static discharge-safe feature reducing the risk of a latent or catastrophic failure
- For enhanced quality control add a screw counter for error-proofing production
- Evaluate the need for static vs.dynamic torque testing based on the precision tolerance in your assembly process
Aerospace Case Study
When you think about productivity and quality you have to look at the full picture to find the right tool. A smart investment upfront can help you maximize the capacity of your existing production lines, respond to spikes in demand more effectively, and reduce waste or rework.
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