At Kvaerner Verdal, everyday life has become easier and efficiency has increased after the workshop company started using a Timesavers rotary brush machine. Significantly better HSE and reduced costs are good reasons for the investment, but not least that the machine meets the R2 requirements in NORSOK.
Strict quality requirements for both end products and the work environment caused Kvaerner Verdal to invest in a Timesavers machine supplied by iTec AS. The positive results came as soon as the machine was put into operation, says Nils Tore Aarstad.
‘We experienced a lot of sick leave among those who are grinding with angle grinders. Bone and muscle wear and injuries are common when doing this type of manual work. We wanted to do something about the problem’, says Aarstad.
Timesavers guarantees R2
For Kvaerner Verdal, the quality of the end product is important to satisfy customer requirements. Since the company’s production is often aimed at the oil industry, it must be possible to deliver according to the current standard, which is often NORSOK. It states what radius it should be on parts to be surface treated.
“We have requirements that say that we have to deliver R2, which is the radius you need for paint to get stuck on the part. Timesavers is the only machine manufacturer we know of that guarantees R2. The result for our part is that in addition to great improvement in HSE, we also get much higher quality and stable results, always the same every time. It provides cost savings and quick return on investment”, explains the manager.
To describe productivity, Aarstad gives an example: ‘We drove 84 parts in black steel of 200x200x20mm through the machine in two hours. If we did this manually we had to count two shifts before doing the same job’, concludes Nils Tore Aarstad.