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Vought benefit from Atlas Copco LBV angle drills, LBB pistol drills and RRH rivet hammers for their superior ergonomics.

2009-03-03

At its Nashville site in Tennessee, USA, Vought Aircraft Industries builds large wing components for the Airbus A330/A340 family of commercial aircraft as well as the Gulfstream and the Cessna Citation business jet. The company also builds the empennage for Lockheed Martin’s C-130J military aircraft.

Vought chooses Atlas Copco tools for their superior ergonomics

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LBV angle drills, LBB pistol drills and RRH rivet hammers


Mike Kelley, Safety Manager at Nashville: “I first became familiar with Atlas Copco tools in 1995 when I worked for Vought in Dallas. We investigated various air-powered tools from an ergonomic standpoint. Atlas Copco air-powered handheld tools were the most advanced tools we came across. They are smaller, lighter and engineered so well that they barely vibrate in your hand”.

Recently, each Vought site made an assessment of ergonomic injuries. One area was cumulative trauma caused by tools with repetitive motion. At the Nashville site the focus is on drills and rivet guns.

Benefits of Atlas Copco air tools.

 LBV 16 Angle Drill

LBV 16 Angle Drill


There was some reluctance to invest in Atlas Copco tools due to the cost”, relates Mike Kelley. “But when we analyzed the cost benefits of longer tool life and Atlas Copco’s top-notch service, we decided to make the investment. We are now buying new Atlas Copco air-powered handheld tools to the value of USD 250,000 annually for the next five years”.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2009, Atlas Copco had about 30 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 64 (BEUR 6.0). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.

Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area
develops, manufactures and markets industrial power tools, assembly systems, aftermarket products, software and service. It innovates for superior productivity for applications in the automotive and aerospace industry, general industrial manufacturing and maintenance, and vehicle service worldwide. Principal product development and main manufacturing units are in Sweden, Great Britain, France. More information is available on www.atlascopco.com.