When designing your assembly line, consider these important factors.

Stage-by-Stage Assembly Line Design: Factors to Consider

Designing an assembly line can be exciting. For in-house manufacturing engineers, it’s a chance to shape the future of your company by designing the physical space that makes your future business possible. For consulting or third-party manufacturing engineers, it’s a way to demonstrate your skills in an interesting new environment. In either case, designing an…

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torque sensor testing break-over wrench

Using a Torque Sensor to Keep Your Tools Calibrated

In “The Twits,” a short story by Roald Dahl, Mr. and Mrs. Twit, a disagreeable older married couple, play a series of nasty pranks on each other. One of these tricks is particularly illuminating for manufacturers and repair shops relying on torque tools to properly assemble products or handle maintenance jobs. To get back at…

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Automated control systems help you track production data.

Collecting Production Data Improves Quality Assurance

If you know something’s broken, you can fix it. But if you know how something got broken, then you can prevent it—and anything like it—from breaking in the first place. Which would you rather be able to do? In the assembly world, ideally, pieces in production don’t break at all. But, inevitably, they will and…

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Using the right assembly tools can make a big difference in production.

Finding the Right Assembly Tools for Your Production Line

Without the right assembly tools, you don’t have a production line. It’s the tools, after all, that allow your workers to assemble the pieces into a product. That doesn’t mean that finding the right tools is easy, though; each product is different, each factory is different, and there are hundreds of different tool options. How…

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The right fastening system can make production more efficient.

How the Right Fastening System Improves Production

If you’re an assembly line manager or executive, working to improve your production is a constant project. That means finding cost-effective ways to increase speed and decrease lost product. When you’re working with products that are held together with threaded fasteners, managers often find room for improvement with their fastening systems. That doesn’t necessarily mean…

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