Prologue

Dear readers,

Thank you for reaching for this issue of Productivity magazine. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. Our editorial team has worked very hard to bring you an interesting read that provides new information from the world of industry, tightening and other aspects of life at Atlas Copco. (more…)

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Today, the customer doesn‘t buy a product, but a solution

says Radim Němeček, our Business line manager for the Motor Vehicle Industry (MVI). He adds that for today’s customer, a top-quality product is a given. While technology was once king, now the winner is the one who offers the best-quality service, training and other after-sales support. No doubt, Radim can make such comparisons. He was one of the few there for the birth of – the Industrial Tools division in the Czech Republic 20 years ago. This year, he has made history as the first to receive an award through the Loyalty Recognition Program. (more…)

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Atlas Copco distribution centre: When a giant moves like clockwork

A hundred tons of tools leave the Atlas Copco distribution centre
in Belgium every day. A modern warehouse of huge proportions supplies customer centres worldwide. Every day it processes
about 7 500 orders and invoices more than EUR 3 million.
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New training program teaches how to improve quality and efficiency

The Atlas Copco Lean Academy has come to our region. After a successful launch in Stockholm in December 2012, training is now being held at the customer centre in Bratislava. A sophisticated educational system teaches Atlas Copco employees and sales partners how to use our products’ full potential. (more…)

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What really happens during a repair?

Many of you have probably wondered what really happens during a repair. Here is an example based on an ETV-ST-61 repair: (more…)

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An effective solution for high tightening torque

Rapid-Torc hydraulic torque wrenches were developed for the most demanding applications. They are an effective solution for applications requiring very high tightening torque. Atlas Copco has been delivering the Rapid-Torc brand worldwide since last year. The acquisition added products to the portfolio and opened a new market segment. (more…)

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Your professional partner for precise tightening

In early May 2013, Atlas Copco acquired Saltus-Werk Max Forst GmbH of Solingen, Germany, to extend its line of quality assurance and assembly equipment. Besides torque wrenches, products made in Solingen include socket inserts for manual and machine-driven tools, torque testing instruments, high-performance plug-ins for manual tools and industrial robots, as well as custom solutions. This acquisition will make us a single-source supplier of torque wrenches. (more…)

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Industrial Power Tools catalogue app for iOS

available at the App Store for iOS
more than 20 videos with product and company information
direct links to the latest leaflets for additional product information
links to a dimensional drawings archive
sharing through e-mail and social media

Find out more here.

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Toolstation mobile device makes work and inspection easier

It advises operators, stores all data, and most of all, it tightens masterfully. Atlas Copco’s Toolstation mobile tightening device helps increase production efficiency and lower costs.
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Do away with floating screws

We at Atlas Copco are proud to introduce the world’s leading state-of-the-art low torque application technology. Seating Control Strategy is the solution for the most common tightening-related problems in low torque assembly. (more…)

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The new king of grinders is coming

Atlas Copco GTG25 is a turbine grinder with an impressive 2,5 kW of power and weighs only 2,1 kg. The GTG25 applies the latest developments in ergonomics, productivity and cost reduction to make it the most attractive grinder on the market. It surpasses all previous models for lowered vibration, increased power, anti-stress features for operator comfort, and for its focus on total costs. The Atlas Copco GTG25 grinder is destined to be your first choice. (more…)

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The world’s number-one companies rely on Atlas Copco tools

Changing from pneumatic to electrical tools can save up to 85 percent of energy. Not only that, but modern technology has brought maximum precision to tightening. Those are more reasons why companies invest in it when quality is crucial. And it doesn’t matter what market they’re in. Whoever wants to stay on top of his field sooner or later goes to Atlas Copco.  (more…)

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ATVs built for rough treatment

Off-road riders are not known for caressing the accelerator pedal. Their adrenaline rushes can be extremely hard on any vehicle. To keep the ride safe, and to keep joints where they should be, manufacturers use Atlas Copco tools. (more…)

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They work together, communicate and monitor each other: QST spindles
and PST presses show what’s possible for the future

The most modern tightening control unit has advanced another step. PowerMacs 4000 equipment from Atlas Copco had already brought tightening to perfection thanks to an intelligent monitoring system and on-time error detection. Now we’ve taught PowerMacs 4000 equipped with QST spindles to communicate and work with PST presses. The devices work together and even monitor each other. The press pushes parts to a designated location, and then sends an echo to the spindle, which checks the fit and tightens the joint. If the press fails, the nutrunner provides defect notification and vice versa. Is that even possible? At the Revoz automotive plant in Slovenia, it is. (more…)

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Atlas Copco helps new professionals launch their careers

They need each other: a large established company and young, enthusiastic students. The collaboration is a win-win for both. The company gets a fresh outlook, and it strengthens its reputation among future professionals. The students get a unique opportunity to learn the latest technologies and how the labour market works. (more…)

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Atlas Copco to award loyal employees every year

Last year we celebrated the company’s 140th anniversary together with our employees. And it isn’t only the Atlas Copco brand that deserves applause. It would never have reached its current position without excellent, loyal employees. We have therefore decided to award employees starting this year. Employees who have devoted more than 10 years of their professional life to the company. (more…)

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Our countries: Croatia

A crescent-shaped country in southeast Europe, Croatia extends from the fertile plains of the Danube to the mountainous coast
of the Adriatic Sea. In the Adriatic, Croatia has 1 185 islands — many are major tourist areas. (more…)

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Our people: Communications team

Three-member Communications team provides full support to the organization to help meet business objectives. (more…)

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ACConnect became Shop Online

One of Atlas Copco’s core values is innovation, not only in our products, but also in communication with our customers, and in our processes. For this reason, we feel our e-commerce tools should also be innovative. (more…)

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Reader’s corner

We appreciate all the comments and feedback we receive after each issue of our magazine. This magazine is for you, our readers. So feel free to share your ideas, comments, requests and suggestions on what you would like to see in coming issues. (more…)

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