Manufacturing Industry Sees Surge In Capital Maintenance and Calibration

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With capital budgets strapped, manufacturing companies have been seeking ways to maintain existing equipment. Flexible Assembly Systems, an assembly tool integrator, has seen a spike in torque tool maintenance and calibration requests from its light assembly clientele.

Instead of buying new capital equipment, one of the services we're providing is helping companies maintain existing electric screwdrivers, torque screwdrivers, and torque tools

Since the recent downturn in economic conditions in the manufacturing marketplace, manufacturing companies have not just been trimming payrolls, but also capital budgets, as a way of staying competitive. Despite the growing need for assembly with high torque accuracy, expenses associated with ISO 9000 or internal quality metric compliance have stayed constant for assembly firms. Poor product quality due to improper torque measurement has been costly for many firms. Recognizing the need for torque calibration and maintenance with its own clientele, Flexible Assembly Systems launched a Torque Calibration and Maintenance program for light assembly companies seeking to extend their capital budgets, without compromising on quality.

In the past, light assembly companies would allocate significantly more dollars to new capital equipment, including new torque screwdrivers. Maintenance and calibration were important, but have taken a new role as companies are seeking ways to extend the life of their tools. "Instead of buying new capital equipment, one of the services we're providing is helping companies maintain existing electric screwdrivers, torque screwdrivers, and torque tools," states Eddie Silverberg, President of Flexible Assembly Systems. The company has launched a series of well received services over the last year, including YouTube repair videos, a torque screwdriver spare parts section of its website, torque tool resource pages, an expanded torque tester, and a revamped NIST certification request process.

"Our customers have asked for a 360 degree field of services to help them keep their tools functioning well over the long-run. With our torque tool calibration and repair services, we've seen a spike in electronics, automotive, and other industries seeking to maintain existing fastening tools in the face of cost-cutting," states Eddie Silverberg. By providing products and services for both in-house calibration and repair, and a full-time torque calibration and repair staff at Flexible, the firm has been able to help with the increasing demand for these types of customer requests.

Flexible Assembly Systems has been working together with firms requiring light-assembly solutions since 2003. The company's product list is extensive, and includes Assembly Tools, Robotic Assembly, Automotive Tools, Torque Screwdriver Tools, Torque Products, Bits and Fastener Systems, Workplace and ESD Systems, and Material Handling Systems.

For additional information, contact:
Eddie Silverberg, President
Flexible Assembly Systems
800.696.7614, x250
FlexibleAssembly.com

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