Smaller, Lighter EMMA - TAI December 2014 Newsletter
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Smaller, Lighter EMMA

December 2014 Newsletter

Smaller, Lighter EMMA Boosts User Experience

Temple Allen has built an EMMA Stand System optimized for overhead sanding which features a lighter-weight arm, a more compact actuation package, a simpler deployment, and a footprint 10" smaller in each direction. This modified Stand System also weighs less than the previous generation.

For the EMMA Stand System, the reason to slim down was a narrow access platform under a fighter jet. At a recent client demonstration, the wing stands had obstructions that would make it challenging for operators to maneuver the previous EMMA Stand System in the work environment. The new design is yet another improvement to the user experience. As always, EMMA can be configured to reach a wide range of surface heights. 

Proper EMMA Maintenance

Some of our clients put EMMA to use 24/7, and others only sand for a few days a month. All of our clients, however, appreciate EMMA’s outstanding uptime performance.

Eventually, however, even EMMA needs minor maintenance. Temple Allen trains personnel at every client facility how to perform an hour-long inspection and preventive maintenance procedure every three months, and this typically protects against abnormal wear patterns and compromised component performance. To reduce or eliminate the possibility of process interruption, clients are encouraged to stock EMMA spare parts kits, which allow them to conduct repairs to all EMMA subsystems.

If a client would rather that we do the work, we offer fast turn-around repairs of all components and subsystems at our own facilities. These clients typically stock a spare EMMA Arm and a spare End Effector, so that they can swap in the back-up component when necessary and have the option to send the unit needing repair to us.

We also offer multi-year maintenance and auto-upgrade packages where our personnel arrive on site to conduct quarterly maintenance, replace the EMMA Arm every two years, and install compatible feature upgrades as they become available.

Re-Training: A Quick Way To Get The Team Firing On All Cylinders

While EMMA can dramatically reduce crew turnover in a sanding booth or paint hangar, new team members will need EMMA training to maintain management flexibility in terms of task assignments. If your shop has EMMA units, and not everyone is trained to use them, consider giving us a call – with a quick refresher course for some, and new user training for others, we can help your team get more out of EMMA.
Temple Allen has developed a dual-pass sanding system ideal for long, narrow parts like helicopter blades, spars, and flight control surfaces which don't require the full sweep of an EMMA arm. Call us at 301.541.3662 or email us at to find out more.

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