With a shared vision to create innovative manufacturing processes and technologies in a low risk digital environment, leading global manufacturer of fastening solutions, Atlas Copco Tools UK, has become the latest member of the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).
Joining an illustrious group of global and pioneering companies, Atlas Copco’s continuing innovation into error-free and reaction-free tightening technology aligns with MTC’s mission to deliver bespoke manufacturing system solutions, in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions.
Membership of the Coventry-based MTC will enable Atlas Copco to further develop its ‘Smart Connected Assembly’ concept, which is focused on eradicating human error from the production line, as well as ensuring operator safety. The traceability of every tightening procedure is also facilitated by wireless connectivity, that links up to six tools to a single controller.
Atlas Copco’s brand-new line-up of battery and DC-powered Low Reaction Tools features hydraulic pulse technology, rather than gears and an oil-filled chamber, which provides higher torque of up to 55Nm with vibration levels below the minimum standard. Delivering five million pulses before maintenance is required, LRTs can perform for up to five times longer between service intervals.
As part of its membership, Atlas Copco will be offering the supply of advanced tooling on specific projects requiring precision fastening, whilst gaining access to the world-class manufacturing facility in order to showcase its Smart Connected Assembly philosophy.
Commenting on its new association with MTC, David Embley, General Manager, Atlas Copco Tools UK, commented:
“As market-leading innovators, Atlas Copco looks forward to developing a close and mutually beneficial partnership with the MTC, which hosted our highly successful UK roadshow last summer. Our ambitions in regard to optimising manufacturing and factory efficiency are closely aligned and we believe that our range of advanced tooling solutions and data driven support services will add significant value to the MTC and its growing membership.”
David Embley (left) is pictured with Clive Hickman (right), Chief Executive Officer of the Manufacturing Technology Centre.
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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers through its innovative compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2017, Atlas Copco (excluding Epiroc) had revenues of BSEK 86 (BEUR 9) and about 34,000 employees.
Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area provides industrial power tools and systems, industrial assembly solutions, quality assurance products, software and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity for customers in the automotive and general industries, maintenance and vehicle service. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, Germany, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Japan and Hungary.
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