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Product Profile – Makita

With over 100 years’ experience in the power tool market, Makita products are recognised globally for both their performance and quality, beyond this however, Makita’s vision is for societies and global communities to come together and develop for themselves and future generations. By providing the tools, Makita seeks to ensure that nothing seems impossible. And with the new XGT range of cordless, high performance 40V Max tools tooling efficiency has never looked more promising.

The XGT range of cordless, high performance 40V Max tools are accompanied with two models of rotary hammer, a new combination drill and an impact driver which is ideal for heavy duty applications where cordless tools may have previously proved inadequate. All four new products benefit from Makita’s advanced brushless motor technology.

Meet the new range

The HR003G and HR004G 40V Max Brushless Rotary Hammers offer users exceptional performance with speeds up to 980 revolutions per minute (rpm) and up to 5000 blows per minute (bpm) of hammer action. They also feature a variable speed trigger and three function options – rotary hammer, rotary only and hammer only, making these tools versatile and easy to adjust to each task.

The HR004G also comes equipped with a Quick Change Chuck to make switching between drill bits a fast and simplified process. Both machines are equipped with Makita’s Anti-Vibration Technology (AVT) for enhanced operator comfort and safety.

The highly versatile HP001G Combi Drill has been designed to be compact and easy to handle. It has a variable speed trigger and two mechanical gears with a broad range of clutch settings – 41 in gear one and 21 in gear two, simplifying the process to finely adjust the output for the task at hand.

Adding to this – the HP001G has a capacity of 20mm in steel and masonry and 76mm in wood. In high gear it has a speed of 2,600 rpm and delivers up to 39,000 blows per minute when in impact drilling mode. To ensure the safety of the operator, the machine features Makita’s Active Feedback Sensing Technology (AFT) that turns off the motor if the rotation speed suddenly slows. This protects the user from injury if the drill bit jams in the material.

Quick facts

  • When hammer drilling into concrete the HR003G and HR004G have vibration levels of just 7.0m/s2and 6.5m/s2 respectively for increased safe trigger times.
  • To protect users from dust inhalation during operation, the rotary hammers are compatible with the DX12(HR003G) and DX14 (HR004G) dust boxes.
  • Also added to the Makita range, is the powerful TD001G Brushless Impact Driver. It delivers up to 220 newton-metres (Nm) of torque with the choice of four power modes (Max, Hi, Mid and Lo), selected using a simple one touch control, in addition to six assist modes. In the highest power mode, it has a maximum speed of 3,700 rpm and delivers up to 4,400 impacts per minute.

What are your tooling needs?
As a proud distributor of Makita products in the UK, Abbey Industrial Solutions bring to market, expert knowledge on the latest solutions which can help to optimise manufacturing processes for our clients. As an independent tooling solutions provider, Abbey Industrial Solutions are on hand to provide advice on the latest in tooling innovations across the industry. Whether you seek replacements for single units or require an entire suite of tooling assets, our expert team are on hand to guide you through your every need and tooling headache.

Would financing help?

Abbey Finance is a transparent financing option which allows our customers to preserve lines of credit whilst maximising budget expenditure in a payment plan seamlessly designed to suit individual buying needs. With Abbey Finance, customers can invest capital across multiple assets within the business as necessitated.

To find out more about the service we offer, please click here for more information.

Are your tools fully serviced and optimised?

Alongside the sale of tooling suites, Abbey Industrial Solutions boasts a manufacturer trained team of engineers. Our service team members are fully trained to complete meticulous maintenance on all your tooling assets. From pneumatic to DC tool repair services, our team can help to ensure that your tools are fully optimised for your production needs.

To organise the contact free collection of your tooling assets, please click here to download a returns sheet, or alternatively, please feel free to contact the team directly today, to learn more.

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Industry Insight | Could considered investments today, help you save money in the future?

We’ve long been cognizant of an increasing need to think and act in a more environmentally sustainable manner. At the forefront of conversations are reducing waste, eating cleaner and even re-purposing buildings and their use. A recent article in the Financial Times for example, explored the possibility of revitalising city centre properties and even old shopping centres into retirement homes, in a bid to better integrate our aging population at the heart of activity and commerce.

As part of sweeping reforms to the existing planning system, the government has laid out ambitious plans to relax rules around the conversion of commercial buildings into residential use. Changes in consumer shopping habits combined with the aftermath of the Coronavirus crisis, has resulted in a consistent decline in footfall in both our city centres and retail outlets. In response, Mark Robinson, chair of the High Streets Task Force stated that “we’re bringing forward proposals to change the use of a shopping centre on the south coast, which includes adding 56 later-living flats. For years, we’ve been packaging up old people and putting them on the edge of cities. Why shouldn’t they be in town centres?”

Why shouldn’t they indeed? Plans to re-purpose old buildings is not only an environmentally conscious act, but also preserves decades of architecture for future generations. These ideas are immediate in their effect, creating job opportunities and answering cries to the housing crisis with ingenuity and ambition.

But should acts like this look to become the norm over the exceptional? And if they do, what is the true impact on our consumption habits?

Is recycling the true answer?

An article by One Green Planet argues that “recycling has been over-praised over the years. While it is great that we have found ways to break down our waste and create and something new (or the same thing) with recycled materials, it still requires a lot of energy. What’s more, if we simply recycle everything, we are likely using new resources each time we buy that item again. In other words, it’s better than sending things to the landfill, but recycling should hardly be our first thought on helping the environment.”

What is often overlooked with recycling is the energy intensive nature of it. Waste has to be heated, melted and reconstituted into something new. “There is a lot of embodied energy lost every time we recycle rather than re-use items.”

The answer to our question is in essence rather simple if we consider the reason behind our excessive purchases. Over the years it has become alarmingly commonplace to buy cheap and replace often, leading to both reckless investment and excessive waste.

Quality over quantity

If we operated with an understanding that every tooling purchase we make has to last, we are instinctively inclined to invest in quality items that we know will withstand the toughest of manufacturing environments. By becoming more consciously responsible of the waste we create, we are far more likely to prompt encouraging behaviour that seeks to actively reduce consumption.

Investment in quality tooling is only part of the answer however, as equal investment in comprehensive service solutions can help to further heighten and lengthen the lifespan of a tooling asset to operate at both maximised and optimised levels.

The Abbey Solution

At Abbey Industrial Solutions, we work closely with a multitude of manufacturing businesses to intimately understand tooling requirements before offering considered solutions to suit individual requirements and budgets. At Abbey, we understand that multiple factors will influence the purchase of a tooling suite or singular asset and that is why we maintain supplier relationships with several leading tooling manufacturers, allowing us to offer the best solution to your business needs.

At Abbey, we also offer a comprehensive selection of servicing solutions designed to heighten and lengthen the lifespan of your tooling assets, helping you to both maximise and optimise your investments. Whether you choose to execute a basic maintenance and health check service, or proactively implement a complete planned preventative maintenance programme, at Abbey Industrial Solutions our manufacturer trained engineering team are on hand to provide you with impartial advice and exemplary service on all your tooling requirements.

Abbey reserve a vast array of spare parts to enable an efficient lead time on your tool repair. As an authorised warranty and repair centre for leading tooling brands, we can provide warranty and test certificates on tools serviced. Abbey Industrial Solutions are accredited service partners covering a variety of tool types from rough grinding to sophisticated drilling and fastening from many major manufacturers including Cleco, Sturtevant Richmont, Ingersoll Rand, Mountz, Desoutter, Bosch, Darg, ATA, Dynabrade and Fein.

To ensure your tools meet all necessary safety regulations and legislation, Abbey can provide periodic assessment and testing of tools across vibration, torque, speed, PAT alongside the provision of overall tool safety. As all work and repairs are meticulously recorded in Abbey’s tooling management systems, we can not only conduct full audits but also issue timely reminders on renewals.

To find out more about our comprehensive sales and service offer that can help you make more considered and environmentally conscious investments, contact the team today.

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Abbey Promotion | Cleco – In with the new

Intelligent tooling systems in multiple industry applications ensure quality output and seamless processes. The installation of effective DC Tooling can help to not only improve processes but also increase data collection and minimise rework and damaged parts caused by inaccurate torque or fastening techniques.

To ensure manufacturing businesses are optimising their production output and processes, they must operate with quality systems which fully meet and justify production needs, maintenance budgets and investment costs.

Abbey are working with Cleco Tools to offer the chance to trade in your old DC Tool Systems for new Cleco Assembly Tools. The scheme allows customers to receive a buyback up to £3000 per DC System. On top of this, for a limited time only, Abbey are also offering free commissioning on all systems bought through this scheme.

As platinum distribution partners for Cleco Tools in the UK, Abbey will always provide the most competitive commercial terms on all Cleco Tool purchases. With this thorough buyback scheme, you could be eligible for up to £3000 in return for your outdated DC Tooling. Abbey will take away and dispose of aged equipment and also provide free installations on any DC Tooling bought through this scheme.

How it works

Get in touch – contact the team today and we’ll arrange a visit your site. After completing a thorough consultation, we will best match the comprehensive tooling solutions available from Cleco Tools, to your individual site requirements.

Place the order – if you are happy with the proposal, we will arrange for your tools to be taken away and replaced with the reliable, durable and quality focussed tooling solutions from Cleco Tools.

You receive –  up to £3000 and free commissioning for any DC tools traded and bought in the buyback scheme.

For more details on the full promotion, contact our sales office or your local Abbey representative today. Offer valid until 30/11/2020

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Product Profile | Presenting the tooling Superhero – Sturtevant Richmont TAC Digital Wrench

True to their pioneering spirit, the inventors at Sturtevant Richmont have brought to market the revolutionary TAC Wrench. This simplified and smarter tool allows operators to demonstrate better control and accuracy in assembly tooling.

The TAC Digital Click Wrench, launched in 2019, seamlessly combines the speed, agility and ease of use elements from Sturtevant Richmont’s click wrenches with the accuracy, reporting capabilities and torque and angle functionality of their 1350 digital torque and angle wrenches.

The TAC Digital Wrench brings to market better accuracy not only in assembly but also in the provision of analytical data. As a click wrench is designed to ‘click’ at a predetermined point, an operator should cease ‘pulling’ when the wrench indicates to do so. However, it is commonplace for operators to miss their cues in a busy manufacturing environment, thereby applying unnecessary, additional torque.

Evolution of Revolution

The TAC Wrench monitors the click and peak torque settings as well as tracking and reporting on details such as when the wrench clicked, and the final torque result registered at that particular point, with peak torque. In addition to this, the wrench also reports the degrees of angle rotation for the fastener. This level of detail provides a supervisor with actionable data from which error proofing and correction can occur. Thus, addressing issues in human failure, with optimum machine accuracy.

The TAC Wrench also presents the ability to quickly identify a scenario whereby the operator may be attempting to tighten a fastener which has already been addressed. This level of attention is labelled by the team at Sturtevant Richmont as “Double Hit Protection.” As an operator could reach the target torque without the specified degrees of rotation, the wrench knows that the fastener has already been tightened, allowing the operator to efficiently move on to the next fastener. It is important to note that it is the angle function which supports this feature and that the standard click wrench does not currently occupy this capability.

The innovation displayed by the new TAC Digital Click Wrench has naturally led to multiple happy stakeholders within a manufacturing based organisation. For example, the TAC Wrench is fantastically simple and easy to use for assembly operators as they get visual, auditory and tactile guidance with each fastener.

From a management standpoint, managers now have access to actual torque and angle values for each fastener, which for industries reliant on accuracy and precision in production, this is a priceless asset to their tooling solutions.

The Abbey Solution

As a proud distributor for Sturtevant Richmont products in the UK, Abbey are proud to bring to the British market, products which are both pioneering and price sensitive from this inventive American firm.

This summer, as part of the Innovation Series, the expert team at Abbey presented an interactive webinar featuring the Sturtevant Richmont TAC Digital Wrench. Click on the image below to catch the full thirty minute webinar or, click here for the ten minute product demonstration.

Sturtevant Richmont are both agile and responsive to market needs, and the specialist service engineering team at Abbey have been fully trained at the Sturtevant Richmont Chicago Headquarters to be able to deliver original manufacturer standard maintenance and repairs to your tooling investments.

To find out more about these products and how we can help you find the right solution to your tooling headaches, contact the team today.

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Product Insight – Cleco mPro Controllers

Product Spotlight – Cleco mPro Global Controllers

As we increasingly move towards smarter modes of manufacturing and look to establish factories of the future, there is an acknowledged pressure to adopt solutions which are better optimised, better connected and better to use than ever before.

From the innovators at Cleco, come a new range of controllers, designed to help manage a wide variety of assembly tools. True to their core ideology, this range of global controllers are designed to optimise connectivity and maximise versatility. In this product spotlight, we will be looking at Cleco’s new range of mPro global controllers, smart solutions for smart manufacturers.

mPro200 Series Global Controllers

The mPro200 series controller has been designed to easily capture and communicate data in real time within your plant network. Unlike previous tools for this function, the mPro200 prides itself in the compact nature of its design which allows you to minimise your footprint in the manufacturing environment without compromising on your performance.

Key features:

  • The mPro200 series controller can connect with up to 10 cordless tools to plant whilst integrating with MES.
  • Thanks to its compact nature, users can save valuable space on the plant line
  • Stay connected as you establish operating parameters and monitor production remotely

mPro300 Series Global Controllers

The mPro300 series controller has been expressly designed for Cleco’s NeoTek corded assembly tools. Providing versatile protocol functionality and easy integration into plant systems, the mPro300 provides a fully dedicated one-to-one connected solution for NeoTek tools.

Key features:

  • Seamlessly integrate with multiple plant protocols
  • Designed for optimum ease of use; the large touch screen enables simple programming functionality and quick access to tightening data
  • Dedicated connected solution for NeoTek tools

mPro400 Series Global Controllers

Conceived to manage multiple Cleco cordless and corded assembly tools, the mPro400 series controller delivers the ultimate flexibility for assembly lines by allowing full utilisation of both corded and cordless tools. From the simple to incredibly complex tightening requirements, the mPro400 controllers allow for easy integration into any manufacturing environment.

Key features:

  • With complete flexibility, the mPro400 can support a combination of up to 16 corded and cordless tools
  • Fantastically intuitive, the user friendly 10.5” touch screen provides totally interactive operator guidance
  • Offering compatibility with legacy models, the dual analogue/digital controller supports previous editions of Cleco tools.

To learn more about Cleco’s range of DC tooling solutions, contact the team at Abbey today. With master UK distributor status, the sales and engineer teams at Abbey are best equipped to offer you viable solutions to your tooling headaches.

Conducting full on site assessments, the team will work with you to find the right application for your needs. Drawing upon vast industry and product knowledge, you can be assured of finding a solution optimised to your manufacturing needs whilst complying with the movement towards Industry 4.0 and smart solutions.

Summer of Innovation

This summer, Abbey Industrial Solutions are bringing a series of interactive events to customers, highlighting the latest innovations in the tooling market.

In June, we kickstarted the event with our Cleco CellCore Webinar. Alongside a detailed product demonstration, the event held a lively question and answer session with Abbey’s resident DC Tooling Expert. Learn about the range today by clicking on the image below.

To learn more about the Cleco Cellcore range, book your demonstrations with the team today. Our specialist teams are available for virtual consultations and socially distant lunch and learn meetings.

The Summer of Innovation from Abbey Industrial Solutions Kick-starts With the Webinar Series

At Abbey we understand that things are a little different right now, perhaps even a little difficult. However, remaining abreast with the latest industry innovations shouldn’t be, that’s why we are working with multiple leading tooling manufacturers to bring you a range of short but informative webinars.

In June and July we held two webinars with leading DC tooling specialist Cleco and Sturtevant Richmont respectfully. Focussing on their innovations in intelligent tooling, we conducted detailed product demonstrations followed by expert led Q&A sessions.

What we’ve learned so far

We began the series with Cleco’s CellCore range of products. As we increasingly move towards smarter modes of manufacturing and look to establish factories of the future, there is an acknowledged pressure to adopt solutions which are better optimised, better connected and better to use than ever before.

From the innovators at Cleco, the team at Abbey reviewed a new range of controllers, designed to help manage a wide variety of assembly tools. True to their core ideology, this range of global controllers are designed to optimise connectivity and maximise versatility.

To view the webinar, click on the video below and learn more about this durable, reliable and accurate tooling range.

Meanwhile from the team at Sturtevant Richmont comes the revolutionary new TAC wrench. A wonderfully simplified and smarter tool, the TAC wrench allows for far better control and accuracy in assembly tooling than ever before.

When in 2019, Sturtevant Richmont released the TAC digital click wrench, they seamlessly combined the speed, agility and ease of use elements from their click wrenches with the accuracy, reporting capabilities and torque and angle functionality of their 1350 digital torque and angle wrenches.

Again, to learn more about this fantastic product, click to view the webinar below.

Want a quick overview?

If you are pushed for time and after a quick review of these products, visit the Abbey Industrial Solutions YouTube page here and view the product demonstrations directly.

What are your tooling needs?

As an independent tooling solutions provider, Abbey Industrial Solutions are on hand to provide advice on the latest in tooling innovations across the industry. Whether you seek replacements for single units or require an entire suite of tooling assets, our expert team are on hand to guide you through your every need and tooling headache.

Would financing help?

Abbey Finance is a transparent financing option which allows our customers to preserve lines of credit whilst maximising budget expenditure in a payment plan seamlessly designed to suit individual buying needs. With Abbey Finance, customers can invest capital across multiple assets within the business as necessitated.

To find out more about the service we offer, please click here for more information.

Are your tools fully serviced and optimised?

Alongside the sale of tooling suites, Abbey Industrial Solutions boasts a manufacture trained fleet of engineers. Our service team members are fully trained to complete meticulous maintenance on all your tooling assets. From pneumatic to DC tooling services, our team can help to ensure that your tools are fully optimised for your production needs.

To organise the contact free collection of your tooling assets, please click here to download a returns sheet, or alternatively, please feel free to contact the team directly today, to learn more.

discover@abbeyis.co.uk  |  01924 224240

Going the Extra Mile for Customers – Abbey Engineer Completes GSAT Examination

Here at Abbey Industrial Solutions, we work closely with multiple airline manufacturers, some of whom operate on sites with passes required for airside working conditions. In the summer of 2020, an Abbey Aerospace Specialist Engineer has travelled the extra mile to achieve a GSAT certification.

What is GSAT?

EU and DfT legislation now make it mandatory for all airport staff operating airside to complete a General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) course. Developed and regularly reviewed in response emerging security threats in aviation, the GSAT course helps to ensure that staff are fully aware of the security measures in place, in the event of an incident.

These measures include an awareness of obligations staff are to meet in the event of an attack or incident. Training also covers the procedures with which to report any suspicious activity, crime or security breaches.

How are these measures influenced?

In recent years, there have been many changes and developments in security measures at airports, all of which have been emplaced to ensure the safety of all travelling onboard an aeroplane. For example, the 2007 Glasgow Airport Attack in which a Jeep Cherokee loaded with propane gas cylinders and petrol cans was driven at speed into the doors of the Glasgow Airport departure area, went on to the creation of a vehicle exclusion zone at airports to prevent such horrifying attacks from occurring again.

Another incident in 2001 involved Richard Reid, he had attempted to kill himself and nearly 200 travellers in a US passenger plane three days before Christmas, with a bomb in his shoes, earning himself the rather inventive title of “The Shoe Bomber,” whilst passengers now have the pleasure of removing shoes when checking through airport security.

Why was this important for Abbey?

At Abbey Industrial Solutions, we pride ourselves on providing bespoke solutions to manufacturers. By obtaining this certification, Graham Hopwood, our resident Aerospace Specialist Engineer, is able to safely visit all aspects of a customer’s business to provide his knowledge and expertise.

At Abbey, we work closely with our customers to deliver considered solutions to tooling headaches. To find your answers, contact the team today and learn how we can help you resolve any tooling or service related needs.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

An article published by the HSE department in June of this year brought to light the failings of a rather cavalier individual who offered multiple small and medium sized enterprises, ill informed advice upon multiple complex issues concerning health and safety in the workplace, all whilst being entirely unqualified to do so.

This breach in regulation and disregard for the health and safety of those he advised, demonstrates the clear importance of calling upon earnest professionals who are fully qualified and certified by governing bodies, to examine and advise on such multifaceted matters. The individual in question offered flawed advice in relation to hand arm vibration, workplace noise and the control of substances hazardous to health in the workplace.

Why is this significant?

If we take the example of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), this in an entirely preventable illness which is a serious and often disabling condition. The uninformed advisor as mentioned above, had in cases, incorrectly identified the risk from exposure to HAVS as ‘low’ and instead advised to use ‘anti vibration gloves’ as an appropriate control measure.

Looking at a series of article published by The Building Safety Group in 2019, one such, understood that between 2008 and 2017 there were over 7000 new claims for HAVS according to the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. Incorrect usage and perhaps even incorrect advice had, in these instances, caused an entirely preventable illness.

All businesses using machinery and tools which are prone to vibrations must to comply to a number of workplace legislations including:

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management Health & Safety Works Regulations 1999
  • The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • PUWER Regulations 1998

What can Abbey Industrial Solutions do?

At Abbey, we have specialist trained team members who are fully IOA qualified to deliver accurate and useful advice on how to best manage tooling assets in line with government legislation and standards. The Abbey team can conduct on-site assessments using our own, specialist HAVS testing equipment before offering fully HSE recognised solutions to reduce both risk on site and with equipment, whilst also advising on best practice.

Are your tools fully serviced and optimised?

Beyond safety advice, or even tooling sales; Abbey’s service team members are fully trained to complete meticulous maintenance on all your tooling assets. From pneumatic tool repair to DC tool repair services, the Abbey service team can help to ensure that your tools are fully optimised for your production needs.

To learn more about Abbey and what we can do to keep your tools safe and optimised, contact the team today.

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Product Profile | Bosch – Engineered for Excellence

A prominent presence in the tooling market, Bosch are beyond a household staple for appliances and tooling. Bosch’s industrial tooling ranges are designed to help ease and optimise manufacturing output.

Bosch Professional provides a multitude of tooling applications for the industrial market, focussing on the air tools provision; air tools are used across multiple manufacturing disciplines. Reliable and robust, they are a trusted tooling companion with considered ergonomics. Modern pneumatic tools offer the very latest features and benefits in air tools design.

As quoted by Bosch, the primary advantage of production air tools is their small, lightweight design. This allows for the tools to become a trusted asset amongst a suite of applications, whilst the robust design can withstand the most demanding of industrial applications.

Examples of Bosch tooling applications include:

Angle Grinders and Metalworking – Bosch power tools for metalworking represent a maximisation in the use of available power. Whether required in the toughest of applications such as surface finishing or cutting a wide variety of materials, these tools are designed to meet a variety of usage demands perfectly.

EXACT Range – The EXACT production cordless screwdrivers and wrenches guarantee ultimate precision in production work. Recommended for use, when cabled counterparts would prove to be cumbersome, this range is accurate, reliable and energy efficient.

What are your tooling needs?
As a proud distributor of Bosch products in the UK, Abbey Industrial Solutions bring to market, expert knowledge on the latest air tool solutions which can help to optimise manufacturing processes for our clients. As an independent tooling solutions provider, Abbey Industrial Solutions are on hand to provide advice on the latest in tooling innovations across the industry. Whether you seek replacements for single units or require an entire suite of tooling assets, our expert team are on hand to guide you through your every need and tooling headache.

Would financing help?
In these uncertain times we want to help you in every way we can. Be that the best tooling advice, servicing provisions or finance options to support your tooling purchases.

Abbey Finance is a transparent financing option which allows our customers to preserve lines of credit whilst maximising budget expenditure in a payment plan seamlessly designed to suit individual buying needs. With Abbey Finance, customers can invest capital across multiple assets within the business as necessitated.

To find out more about the service we offer, please click here for more information.

Are your tools fully serviced and optimised?
Alongside the sale of tooling suites, Abbey Industrial Solutions boasts a manufacturer trained team of engineers. Our service team members are fully trained to complete meticulous maintenance on all your tooling assets. From pneumatic to DC tool repair services, our team can help to ensure that your tools are fully optimised for your production needs.

To organise the contact free collection of your tooling assets, please click here to download a returns sheet, or alternatively, please feel free to contact the team directly today, to learn more.

sales@abbeyis.co.uk   |  01924 224240

 

 

Company Insight | ATA, The Industrial Air Tools Specialist

Industrial tooling is utilised in a multitude of applications across multiple sectors and at Abbey Industrial Solutions, we recognise that no two companies and their needs are the same. Alongside electric and Industry 4.0 led DC Tooling solutions, we also specialise in the sale of air tools.

Unlike conventional power tools which are powered by battery or electric supply, pneumatic tools are powered by an air compressor, which amongst other things, helps to ensure that a constant level of pressure is supplied to the tool.

Contrasting electric tool counterparts, air tools are a lightweight solution for applications in which prolonged use of a tool may be required. The often ergonomic design helps to reduce muscle fatigue and strain for the user. Another perceived benefit of an air tool is the lower maintenance cost and quicker repair times owing to fewer moving components comprising the machine. This all results in a reduced expectant downtime of tools whilst essential maintenance and repair is conducted.

The primary benefit of these tools is the versatility of use. As the reliance on electricity is eliminated, these tools are compatible for use in remote locations or environments in which electric tools pose a potential hazard and risk to health.

ATA Industrial Air Tools carry an “extensive and comprehensive portfolio to include a vast range of tooling solutions which allow consumers to maximise productivity and efficiency as well as maintaining safety.”

The ATA range of Die Grinders “cover a wide range of applications from grinding to finishing. With an excellent power to weight ratio, ATA’s straight body die grinder range consists of 5 product lines that are cross functional in several industries.”

Meanwhile their range of Industrial Angle Grinders “are ideal for heavy-duty applications requiring fast stock removal. Built with a high power air motor, ATA’s range of angle grinders are designed to drive grinding. Common applications are weld prep and dressing, edge preparations, post weld finishing and flash removal on castings or forgings.”

What are your tooling needs?
As a proud distributor of ATA products in the UK, Abbey Industrial Solutions bring to market, expert knowledge on the latest air tool solutions which can help to optimise manufacturing processes for our clients. As an independent tooling solutions provider, Abbey Industrial Solutions are on hand to provide advice on the latest in tooling innovations across the industry. Whether you seek replacements for single units or require an entire suite of tooling assets, our expert team are on hand to guide you through your every need and tooling headache.

Would financing help?
In these uncertain times we want to help you in every way we can. Be that the best tooling advice, servicing provisions or finance options to support your tooling purchases.

Abbey Finance is a transparent financing option which allows our customers to preserve lines of credit whilst maximising budget expenditure in a payment plan seamlessly designed to suit individual buying needs. With Abbey Finance, customers can invest capital across multiple assets within the business as necessitated.

To find out more about the service we offer, please click here for more information.

Are your tools fully serviced and optimised?
Alongside the sale of tooling suites, Abbey Industrial Solutions boasts a manufacturer trained fleet of engineers. Our service team members are fully trained to complete meticulous maintenance on all your tooling assets. From pneumatic to DC tooling services, our team can help to ensure that your tools are fully optimised for your production needs.

To organise the contact free collection of your tooling assets, please click here to download a returns sheet, or alternatively, please feel free to contact the team directly today, to learn more.

sales@abbeyis.co.uk   |  01924 224240