Screw Tightening Machines and Their Benefits

Today, we can see that machines are an important part of our lives. They are used in both domestic and industrial environments as they play a great role. Therefore, manufacturers have found ways for the automation of machines. In this article, we are going to talk about the benefits of screw tightening machines. Read on to find out more.

Basically, automated devices perform different tasks based on the commands they receive from the operators. So, people don’t have to do the actual work, and they just supervise the process to make the right decisions. Although there are tons of automated machines out there, we are going to focus on screw tightening machines only. These units are powerful enough to perform their tasks in a short period of time. This can help you save a lot of time, money and energy, which you can spend on other projects.

These machines are greatly beneficial when it comes to running a big unit. The reason is that these machines can help run several screw batches. Experienced professionals make high-quality units and offer the highest standard screw driving system. This is what makes a machine worth the extra price. Therefore, it’s important to consider only reliable brands before you make a final decision.

Manufacturers use the right tools and techniques to eradicate common problems with screws, such as stripping issue. For instance, they use a HIOS screwdriver for this purpose. Some of them use premium quality screwdrivers and feeders to ensure stability and durability. This eliminates most of the issues and ensures great results.

Experienced professionals fix the problem of the double workstation as well. The problem is that the single unit allows you to insert only one product at a time. For solving this problem, screw tightening and driving systems are used to handle multiple workstations. Also, it allows the installation of 2 different products on the right and left. And the good thing is that they can run two programs.

Also, another major benefit of using screw-tightening machines is that they allow you to resolve the problem of nozzle failure. The machines feature a screw detection system that sounds an alarm when there is a loose or missed screw. Therefore, you can have peace of mind that you will get the highest quality products for your money.

Another common problem with screw driving machines is that the screw is not driven to the very bottom when the torque hits a set value. However, modern machines don’t have this problem because they feature a screw floating detection system. The good thing about this system is that it can check the height of the screw to prevent the problem.

I short, if you have been looking for a good screw tightening machine, we suggest that you look for a good manufacturer. The idea is to speed up the screw tightening process without experiencing a lot of trouble during the process. This can be achieved only if you go for the right type of machine.

Using Anecdotes in Security Training

The skill of storytelling is one of the most successful methods of conveying a message. Public speakers, teachers, and mentors draw on personal experience to relate to their audiences. Performed with skill and confidence a story can enhance training by making tasks teachable and relatable to the audience. However when the message is misrepresented or poorly delivered with bad storytelling, the messenger becomes the focus as they lose credibility and the good message is obscured.

Storytelling for the purposes of this article does not necessarily mean creating a work of fiction or spinning a tale. The term storytelling is used as an example to assist with creating a logical flow of tasks conducted to complete a function. For example, a bad story teller may say, “protect classified information or else you could be fired or worse.” A good story teller will convey the task of introducing, using, storing, and destroying classified information throughout its lifecycle in a logical sequence. They could do so with such relevance that it is easily applied within the company culture.

The Story Setting

The speaker who speaks with or trains and audience of peers or having similar skill sets, gain almost instant credibility. The same profession, the same topic, and the same faces most often makes it unnecessary to cultivate a relationship from scratch. Everyone already has something in common as they share like interests. This setting can occur in a professional organization or club where everyone has a similar skill set or hobby.

On the other hand, a speaker who discusses topics to an audience of various expertise may have a harder time relating to their audience. For example, a college night school teacher may have an audience of skilled laborers of various disciplines and the only thing they have in common is the text book. In these instances, the speaker relies on their expertise in the subject matter and anecdotes to make the subject material relevant or teachable. It would be ridiculous for this speaker to try to engage in a topic they know nothing about. They will simply lose credibility the first time they misuse an anecdote.

Applying Story Telling to NISPOM

Beyond supporting a common corporate culture, a Facility Security Officer (FSO) could have difficulty conveying a message of protection to those who use classified information for a more specific purpose if they do not discover common ground. While the FSO is an expert at NISPOM, the engineer or practitioner is an expert at how the classified information is used. So what can an FSO do to create common ground and use that common ground to develop training anecdotes?

I’ll use a personal story. A few years ago I was invited to speak at an NCMS local chapter event. I wanted to discuss program protection, but went in heavy on explaining National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) requirements. The briefing charts I developed just dripped with NISPOM requirements and I used the requirements to demonstrate the application and need form program protection planning. I thought I had a good presentation, but wanted to verify with a colleague.

His assessment was truth, but not what I wanted to hear. His explained that my message was wrong and I risked losing my audience. What I had inadvertently done was assert myself as a NISPOM expert when in reality I should be showcasing my program protection experience. He rightly pointed out that the room would be full of NISPOM experts that could argue any NISPOM topic interpretation to the detriment of my presentation. He further explained that the NISPOM could be our common ground, but the majority of the presentation should reflect my program protection expertise and get buy in on NISPOM interpretation. Thankfully I listened, resulting in a successful presentation and great question and answer sessions.

Establishing Credibility

FSOs are the experts at NISPOM and how to apply the classification management guidance at the cleared contractor facility. Cleared contractor facilities are required to designate a capable person to conduct the duties of the FSO. This can be interpreted as the requirement to pick an existing employee to perform the additional duties as an FSO. It can also be interpreted as the requirement to hire an additional person to conduct full time duties as an FSO.

Appropriate message

The primary purpose of the FSO should establish their credibility with applying NISPOM guidance to the defense contractor facility. In some situations where the FSO is a designated task bestowed upon an existing executive, engineer, or other professional, the FSO may be an expert in the development of a weapon system. They are an expert in the weapons system and may be able to beautifully weave security anecdotes into the fabric of weapon system development. In this situation, it would be a mistake not to showcase the expertise as a system engineer to relay the importance of apply security task to protecting classified information on the specific system. Every attempt should be made to discuss intimate details of performance, cost, and schedule and convey the security message while doing so. Being an expert in security and weapon system development and telling the story accurately using technical language and engineer speak will help fellow weapon system designers better apply security to protect classified and export controlled information.

On the other hand, a non-technical FSO attempting to lecture the engineer on specific details of the unfamiliar task of developing software would not be wise. Any attempt to do so could result in loss of credibility as terms might become misused or tasks communicated in a way to insult the professional. In this case the non-technical FSO could conduct security training and security tasks with the frame of reference that they are the experts at NISPOM guidance and the engineers are the weapon system and development experts. Together as a team they can develop an effective security program to protect classified information.

In the second scenario the FSO can establish credibility as a security expert and create captivating stories using the common ground of working in a cleared defense contractor facility and the facility’s core culture. Where the audience is made up of scientists and engineers, there is no need for an FSO to attempt to discuss areas they are not an expert in. This could unfortunately provide an opportunity for the audience to argue the FSO’s level of understanding of the weapon system outside of the scope of the security discussion.

Coronavirus Driving People From The Stock Market

The coronavirus’ stock market impact is immense. It is spooking stock markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) shed 12% or over 3000 points over five days, February 24-28, the largest 5-day drop since the Great Recession. The DJIA recorded the biggest single day drop (1191) during that week on February 27.

China is a key player in companies’ supply chain. That’s why analysts fear firms in China won’t deliver parts to companies like Apple and Walmart, which will cause these firms’ results to suffer. The fear of the unknown is causing panic. Stock markets hate uncertainty, and this virus comes with an abundance of uncertainty: When will there be a vaccine? How will countries contain it, and so on?

Coronavirus’ Stock Market Impact Could Linger

Nobody knows how long the coronavirus’ stock market impact will last. But history shows us that stock markets over-react and then continue their upward momentum. Today, the rapid proliferation of the virus increases fear, so people are over-reacting. We need to pause and not rush to the exit.

Markets recovered quickly from past viral outbreaks. Will the coronavirus’ stock market impact lead to a realized capital loss to you? The market change, per se, does nothing. You lose funds only when you sell below market price. Some firms’ results will suffer in the short-to-medium term because of insufficient inventory. Other companies will gain. Although we do not know the virus’ severity, judging from past market responses, caution is the key response.

Are you a value investor with targeted companies in your portfolio? Examine your goals and stay the course unless you see changes in the firm’s intrinsic value. Have you been speculating, looking to make a quick buck with a margin account? If so, you will have a challenge because banks will call your margin. That’s the inherent risk when you use a margin account to speculate.

If you are not a speculator but a value investor, now could be the perfect time to identify value stocks and select those at bargain prices. There will be several. Whoever you are, be cautious, reject the herd mentality, and reflect on these matters:

Stay The Course

Review or develop an investment goal and plan before you adjust your portfolio. Why have you been or do you wish to invest? Your reason will decide your investment strategy. My preferred strategy is to buy blue chip equities with a long history of increasing dividends. I hold these shares, review their fundamentals from time to time, and act when there is a permanent change.
You will find value stocks today. Market fluctuations provide a great opportunity to buy solid companies with good track records. Remember, you lose, or gain on sale only, not when markets fluctuate.
When your investments’ intrinsic value change, confirm your strategy, and sell your holdings, even at a loss; don’t time the market recovery. The market could be down for several years like the Tokyo Stock Market, which has been below its bubble heights for over two decades.
Don’t let generic asset mixes influence your asset allotment between stocks, bonds, cash, commodities. You are unique, and your mix should fit you at your life stage. Think before rushing to so-called safe-haven commodity assets such as gold that has no intrinsic value.
If you are in the retirement red zone, five to seven years to retirement, your goal must be capital preservation, so avoid the stock market.
Don’t panic: focus on your goals, plan, long-term strategy. Update these and ensure they fit your needs and your risk profile.
This, too, will pass, but God alone knows the timing.