Automating threadlocking for screws 08 September 2021

Accu Limited has invested over GB£13,000 (€15,000) on specialist equipment to improve the speed and quality of its in-house threadlocking solution – AccuLock. The solution has already been applied to more than GB£1 million worth of screws during 2020.

To assist in maintaining its high-quality stance, the UK-based component supplier decided to invest in a semi-automated patching rig to move away from a manual, laborious process. The new equipment is able to patch multiple screws per minute and has increased Accu’s throughput by 360%. Meaning that customers will not experience longer lead times as demand increases. It has also improved quality, accuracy, efficiency and OTIF – resulting in cost savings of approximately GB£20,000 per year.

Co-Founder Antony Kitson explains: “The investment aligns with our commitment for continual improvement alongside growth, whilst offering clear benefits to our customers. Recent industry figures from the CBI indicate a general feeling of optimism in the manufacturing sector with many firms planning to raise their spending in the coming months. Our aim is to support firms as they embark on new projects and investments.” 

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