Brisbane-based Henrob, helps managers get the maximum from their workforce, whether their staff have formal training or not.
With the skill shortage that is occurring in many industries at the moment, Henrob's self-pierce riveting machines offer managers technology that requires little training for maximum results.
With Henrob self-pierce riveting (HSPR), the operator does not need extensive training.
According to Henrob, however, because the results customers get from using HSPR do not change from one operator to another, they can rely on joints that are repeatable.
Henrob's self-pierce rivets can join a range of products such as steel, aluminium or plastics which makes them ideal for applications that are difficult or slow to fasten or require skills such as welding.
According to Henrob, HSPR as a fastening process takes out the margin for human error and allows managers and workers to feel confident that with so little training they can really be getting it right every time. The ease of use for this technology enables increases in productivity while labour content is reduced.
A customer, supplying transportable buildings, has recently set up an assembly line to produce steel floor cassettes and wall frames with HSPR. This change from welding was driven by a change in quality standards and a shortage of skilled welders. A engineered solution enables both sides of the C channel to be fixed simultaneously, enabling a two fold increase in productivity and the removal of the frame turnover operation.
According to Hills Industries, the company has seen significant benefits of using the self-pierce technology from Henrob.
Hills Industries have had HSPR for about 7 years, and found that their staff requires little training to use it effectively and it is easy to operate.
Because the process makes the holes for Hills, it cuts labour time in half and it is labour that can be done by any worker.
According to Henrob, this presents both cost and time saving benefits for workplaces and means that managers have the option to use a labour force that might not have extensive training but can still do a good job.