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Annual Apprentice Awards Evening 2019

Well done Arron & Joe!

Introduction to Torque Part 2

Introduction to Torque part 2 -  learn more about Friction in a Bolted Joint

Introduction to Torque Part 1

What is Torque?

Careers Open Evening 2019

Over 50 guests came to see us which allowed Norbar staff to spend more quality time talking to parents, potential apprentices and employees about careers in engineering.

Review of 2018

Reflecting on 2018 my first thought was “hard work, a year best left behind”. However, as I looked back through my notes I realised how wrong my first reflection was. True, we did have to work hard and there were some setbacks but actually there were some spectacular successes as well. This is how the year went.

RCI Wrap up

During October, Norbar held its 4th Rapid Continuous Improvement (RCI) workshop and the 3rd this year.

5 new teams looking to improve 5 key processes

Revisiting the BS EN ISO 6789:2017 standard

It’s been nearly a year since the revised BS EN ISO 6789:2017 standard was released. With this in mind, Philip Brodey, Sales Director at Norbar Torque Tools, the first laboratory in the world to be accredited to perform hand torque calibrations to the standard, explores the key changes, and also some of the challenges these have brought.

RCI - Machine Shop Organisation

The second week in July 2018 marked Norbar’s third, full scale Rapid Continuous Improvement (RCI) event, consisting of four teams, each tasked on a different, week long, intensive project. Each team had differing objectives but all had common goals: to help make the factory more productive, easier to work in, and safer.

BS7882:2017 Method for calibration and classification of torque measuring devices

The latest edition of BS7882 was published on the 31st August 2017. Current best practice has been incorporated into this revision which provides a practical solution for the calibration of torque measuring devices including the technical requirements needed for high accuracy classes without making the calibration too time consuming to perform and hence commercially unacceptable. There are minor changes to the calibration procedure compared to the 2008 edition. The minimum certificate content has also been increased to reflect the enhanced technical requirements of the standard.

In my professional capacity

Norbar has always been a very family orientated business often employing husband-and-wife team’s sons, daughters and cousins. The best thing and the thing I will miss most is people I have worked with over the years, not just in Banbury but also in the Norbar companies around the world. I look forward to seeing a lot of my Banbury colleagues when we celebrate 75 years since Norbar was incorporated over the next couple of months.

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