Case Study – CNH

Introduction 

With an enduring and rich history; CNH Industrial is recognised today as a global leader in capital goods which implement design, manufacturing, distribution, commercial and financial activities in international markets. Employing more than 64,000 people in 180 countries, CNH’s global presence and reach allows for optimum capitalisation on key growth opportunities, as the company pursues ambitions to become a leader in all operational sectors.

In the UK; Abbey Industrial Solutions worked closely with CNH at their Basildon site to implement a solution which has helped to improve and secure the manufacturing process of tractors.

The Abbey Solution 

The team at Abbey worked closely with CNH to identify a bespoke, cost effective solution as part of a long term update of products and assembly solutions. CNH emphasised that the suggested product to be installed must improve the output on the number of tractors being produced whilst upholding CNH’s optimal quality standards. The expert tooling team at Abbey suggested Cleco’s DC Systems, more specifically; the In Line Spindles.

The NeoTek fastening system offered by Cleco Tools is outlined to be the next generation of smart tool solutions. The lightweight, ergonomic design has fully programmable features intended to optimise user experience as it decreases operator fatigue whilst increasing productivity.

Why Abbey Industrial Solutions

Abbey are a leading, independent tooling solutions provider with UK wide coverage. The depth of knowledge and supplier resource available to the team at Abbey provides a thorough and sincere sales and service proposition for our customers. The longstanding relationship between CNH and Abbey allows for tacit and implicit understanding of the others needs.

The implementation of Cleco’s technology allowed for improved quality, speed and reliability of jobs completed on the assembly line as the installed tools offer data feedback, helping to ensure critical, safety related joints are firmly in place. This not only ensures traceability but also repeatability, making the production process more robust as the onus is removed from the operator and liability is placed firmly with the machinery, thus ensuring further optimisation.

In Conclusion 

Actioned advice from Abbey has successfully enabled CNH to increase production flexibility, whilst ensuring quality and safety requirements are upheld with the implementation of Cleco DC Tooling.

Benefits of Cleco DC tools include:

  • Ensure quality and repeatability of fastening sequences
  • Ability to record data on torque and angle results with time and date stamps for full traceability
  • Acceleration of the production cycle
  • Control over the tightening process

Contact the team at Abbey Industrial Solutions today to learn how we can help you solve your tooling needs sales@abbeyis.co.uk  |  01924 224240

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