Built for high production environments, the Mountz air screwdriver tools provide durability, power and speed for assembly and manufacturing applications at an affordable price. Designed for safe operation and increase comfort for operators, the air screwdrivers provide lower noise decibels than comparative pneumatic screwdrivers as well as minimal vibration and low torque reaction on the operator.
The Mountz rugged pneumatic screwdriver increases productivity and enhances product quality through precision torque control and user comfort. Featuring a patented clutch design, the assembly air tools deliver reliable accuracy with repeatable torque control. The clutch mechanism shuts off the air supply when the preset torque setting is achieved, preventing over-torque conditions from occurring.
Electric screwdrivers with brushless motors have an extremely long operating life with no need for regular maintenance or replacement of expendable parts (carbon brushes, rotor, switches and other contact points). Heat generated by the motor is reduced and screwdriver performance is always at the maximum level resulting in reliable product quality. The brushless electric screwdriver ensures product quality, cost savings and a reduction in overall failures.
With almost no expendable parts and simple design, the brushless screwdriver life cycle is extended and maintains a clean working environment. The screwdriver requires less maintenance and part replacement and provides consistently reliable performance.
The LF-Series is an economical brushless electric torque screwdriver. These durable power tools feature a Swiss Maxon brushless motor design, which reduces the standard maintenance costs for electric screwdrivers. Additionally, costly mechanical micro switches have been eliminated in the LF-Series in favor of non-contact magnetic sensors. Mountz brushless electric torque screwdrivers are designed for precision torque control and are state-of-the-art in the assembly industry.
Solving fastening problems is about controlling variables or eliminating potential causes that create an unwanted fastening event. Let’s take a look at common unwanted fastening events. Cross threading, thread or component stripping, unseated fasteners, missing screw, nut or bolt (omissions) these are all evident events of failure that we can see with our eyes. Thank goodness for our eyesight, because these are easily recognized. Fastening problems that we cannot see are our biggest risk. Latent failure can be a big problem depending on the product or exposure to risk or liability. Latent failure is caused not only by under torque, but largely by over torque events. Most all of us have opened a product package and discovered a screw or nut that came loose in transit. We might have also found one on the floorboard of our car. Many times these screws or nuts are not critical, they may come from the exterior of a product. However, they still concern us. They should. It makes us wonder if something more critical might also fail. Every time we find one of these rogue fasteners something did not go as planned, thus a torque related problem or unwanted fastening event has occurred. These occurrences are frustrating, time consuming and many times create delay and cost. You can get rid of them!
Let’s not over complicate things when we study fastening variables. In our experience there is only a handful of really complicated fastening problems and most of our customers don’t experience many of these all that often. Generally, it is a simple set of variables that need to be discovered, isolated and removed to solve fastening related headaches. It’s important to thoroughly investigate in a scientific manner what may be wrong with the fastening scenario. More important is not to freak out and think that everything is wrong, and try to change too many things too fast. The process of elimination is a great tool for solving fastening failure. Fasteners are generally made to a specification that defines physical criteria. The information is public and validating dimensions is not hard. You can do it on line or in most any hand book.
For many manufactures, the assembly process can signify one of the highest direct labor costs. These costs can be tremendously reduced through automation. Today’s fastening process is really about providing quality torque control for manufacturers with a greater ability to achieve repeatable performance, optimize production and remain cost competitive.
As manufactures look to improve assembly and manufacturing practices, the manual fastening methods of applying torque are advancing more and more toward automated torque tools. Automated screwdrivers provide manufactures with a rapid, reliable and precise method of fastening screws. Precise torque measurement and control can be challenging when using manual electric and pneumatic torque screwdrivers, but the new technology with automated screwdrivers has led to tighter process control and higher quality standards, while keeping costs down.
Selecting the proper automated torque screwdriver requires a comprehensive analysis of production requirements by the manufacture. Enhancing efficiency and productivity are a key element of developing a value-added assembly strategy. Other items that need to be considered when reviewing automation equipment are:
1. Reducing the production cycle
2. The tool can be easily reconfigured and adapted for new production projects
3. Provides a consistent repeatable process and eliminate potential variations
4. The tooling costs provides favorable return of investment
5. The ergonomic benefit eliminates the tedious and repetitious manual process performed by operators.
6. Maintenance and repair are easy and low cost.
A pulse tool has the speed of an impact wrench with nearly the repeatability of a clutch based shut-off torque tool. Containing precision-machined parts, the pulse unit is a sealed chamber that is filled with a formulated hydraulic fluid. Pulse blades with a custom designed precision roller push the fluid inside the rotating chamber generating hydraulic pressure that produces torque. Air power is the power source that spins the anvil and resistance against the fastener causes the pulse unit to activate.
Pulse tools increase productivity and enhance product quality through precision torque control and user comfort. A lightweight pulse tool with more torque capability is an ideal tool for an operator. A pulse tool with a good power-to-weight ratio will enhance the cycle time for the operator with a high-speed rundown. The Flex Power pulse tools, by Mountz Inc., feature a double chamber motor that allows the tool to quickly reach the required torque and increase productivity. The roller inside the pulse unit reduces friction, which increases power and allows the “pulse fluid” to last longer.