Just as the Rose Bowl is the "granddaddy" of college football bowl games, torque and angle might well be the granddaddies of manufacturing data collection. Assemblers have been monitoring their fastening processes for decades, but those efforts have reached a new level in the era of Industry 4.0.
Of the many steps in the process of assembling a wire harness, testing the crimped terminal is a crucial one. If the terminal hasn't been properly attached to the end of the wire, it can cause the wire and eventually the entire wire harness to fail. Most manufacturers use pull testing to assess crimped connections and ensure that terminals are properly attached.
Cleveland, OH — CEOs of companies facing global supply chain challenges can find local solutions with U.S. suppliers, declared five American manufacturing trade associations in an open letter to CEOs. The trade associations represent more than 3,500 companies in industries that employ more than 475,000 Americans.
ST. LOUIS—Beckwood Press Co., a manufacturer of hydraulic and servo-electric presses, and Kansas Oklahoma Machine Tools (KOMT), a machinery distributor throughout the Midwest, recently delivered the first ever press with automated die change to Spirit AeroSystems for use in the aerospace supplier’s Joule Form manufacturing process.
Some assembly technologies evolve too fast or too slow, while others change at a pace that's just right. Hydraulic presses belong in the latter category, according to some suppliers, and that's a good thing.
Every vehicle needs a good driver to steer it in the right direction and away from dangers on the road. For 50 years, Pailton Engineering Ltd. has been manufacturing the steering systems that give drivers of all types of vehicles this assurance as they travel from place to place.