03 February 2020 Fiam at Samuexpo 2020
SamuExpo is an interesting biennial event, which this year is held in Pordenone, from 06 to 08 February, and attracts an increasing number of visitors each year. The exhibition is divided into four thematic areas:
- SamuMetal: dedicated to metal working tools and technologies
- SamuPlast: for plastic technologies, machines and materials
- Subtech: related to components and mechanics
- Digitaldays: covering digital company culture, innovation and Industry 4.0.
30 January 2020 eTensil electric screwdrivers and motors: an evolving range
After the debut of eTensil in 2018, Fiam’s electrical solutions are enriched with new models that offer new operating features and automation, depending on the operational layout.
The new manual electric screwdrivers are versatile and intelligent, making them suitable for integration into organisations with smart production. They feature the following new functions.
21 January 2020 Are COBOTS safe for operators? Here is why you can choose them with confidence
There is a growing use of smaller cobots on assembly lines as they are ideal for:
- automating repetitive operations and making the best use of the operators’ skills
- carrying out most tightening jobs automatically
- being quickly reprogrammed and used for different applications, which makes them the perfect choice even for low-volume runs or for variable workflows with quick operational setup changes.
12 December 2019 Air motors: ideal for the construction of machinery for sterilization activities
The machinery for the production in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry have characteristics that involve the use of specific and often customized components such as for example the motors that are inserted on them to perform different types of drives and in any condition of use.
The focus here is dedicated to these devices and specifically to those with pneumatic technology, that are used precisely because of their peculiar characteristics.
17 October 2019 Advanced ergonomic aids: never again strength to tighten
Performing numerous tightening operations within one day can lead to operators’ fatigue. Among the many responsible factors we can find:
- the strength in supporting the tool;
- the force used to perform the action.
A valid help in these situations is offered by ergonomic aids, which as a more obvious advantage eliminate the force in supporting the tool as well as allowing to maintain a good wrist position and perpendicularity at the working point.
18 September 2019 Industrial education: a value for companies and an opportunity to always be at the forefront
For manufacturing companies training is a fundamental aspect for the growth and development of skills in design and production. And to interface with an interlocutor who is also competent in training – and therefore is capable of making his know-how available – represents a great competitive advantage, as well as being distinctive.
19 July 2019 Solutions for a Smart Factory: to tighten two different types of screws with a single automatic screwdriver
More and more in production lines the components to be assembled contemplate numerous variants which imply, in turn, the use of different types of screws; the manual workstations managed by operators therefore require extreme production flexibility as well as fundamental precautions to reduce fatigue not only physical but also mental due to the continuous monitoring of the operations to be performed.
28 May 2019 The evolution of the Automotive sector and FIAM’s response at the Nuremberg fair
From 5 to 6 June 2019, Fiam will be exhibiting at the AEE Automotive Engineering Expo in Nuremberg: the only interactive show in the world focusing on the whole Automotive sector manufacturing process, especially on the car body process chain, from design through to assembly and final painting.
03 May 2019 Ergonomics in the workplace: increased safety and less fatigue for operators in the tightening sector
Machine manufacturers must refer to the European standards linked to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC for anything related to prevention of musculoskeletal disorders caused by frequent repetitive movements.
20 March 2019 Being a Smart Factory at the time of Industry 4.0: this is what it means and what happens in the tightening sector
We often hear about Industry 4.0. But what is this term referred to?
The Industry 4.0 plan aims to promote a new stage of the digitalization of industries that should lead to a growth in productivity and to a cost reduction. With the term Industry 4.0 therefore, we refer to a series of changes in production.