Atlas Copco - Smart Connected Assembly - Empowering the vision of Industry 4.0

The industry is rapidly changing. New challenges are emerging, and new benefits of smart connected assembly are arising. Giving you the tools to maintain quality control in complex production systems, and increase uptime in production critical operations.

The Industry 4.0 – The fourth industrial revolution drives this evolution of the assembly process: the digitalization of manufacturing and assembly. By combining the right tools with the right software – you can manage configurations, software versioning and access control.

Atlas Copco offers a wide range of industrial products and services that support the vision of Industry 4.0. Our products are connected, flexible and build on state of the art technology. We service our customers through a dedicated global network to provide a total solution for flexible productivity with the highest quality standards.

Atlas Copco - 6 pillars of value

Smart Connected Assembly supports Industry 4.0 becoming reality. A reality where technology is easy to use and quickly delivers value:

  • Increased uptime by 78%

Increase tool up-time from 98% to 99,5%, by combining a traditional approach for preventive maintenance, with a more data driven approach for predictive maintenance. The maintenance tasks are determined by the condition of the equipment – rather than the average or expected life statistics. Thanks to the dramatically improved data analytics capability, and the sophisticated maintenance models, the repair can be scheduled at a time that minimizes the impact on production.

  • 15% reduction in defects

By integrating applications for part verification and documentation, operator guidance and pick-to-light solutions, you can achieve a reduction in defects and rework by 15%. The operator guidance application Visualizes all process steps and data, to direct the operator through the assembly process. In addition, with the help of a pick-to-light system, the selection of the correct parts – in the right quantities – is ensured for versatile production processes.

  • Costs for introduction of new products down 57%

Introducing new products often requires adding or moving production equipment around. However, the use of Virtual Stations brings the cost for new product introduction down by impressive 57%. This by decentralizing and virtualizing control logic, processes and operations. New products can now be added or moved without re-allocating or commissioning of new hardware. A simple software configuration change is all it takes.  

  • Improved productivity by 73%

First time through, increased from 92, 5% to 98% in one year with a structured data analysis process. This improved productivity is achieved through fewer reworks, higher end-product quality and maximum uptime on the assembly line. Just a few of the many benefits offered by smart process monitoring and analysis software like Atlas Copco ToolsNet. Enhancing the capability to monitor, document, analyze, and improve the assembly process. Problems are identified and rectified by systematical and regular check of the most frequent “not OK” applications – analyzing the trace information, speed and windows.  

  • Human Factors – 30% reduction in training

Smart integrated software solutions offer enhanced operator guidance, resulting in fast recognition of rework process, traceability in assembly and manual operations, error proofing, data analysis and plant monitoring. So when introducing a new model or changing the assembly process – you have a reduced amount of operator training required.

  • 80% Reduction in energy use

Multiple wireless tools running on one virtual assembly process controller, leads to a significant reduction in energy use. Recent studies indicate that up to 80% of energy in a typical industrial environment, is consumed when the equipment and tools are in standby mode. For factories powered by wind and solar, reducing energy consumption is more than a cost reduction, it’s a necessity to meet environmental policies.


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