The EFCip electric torque multipliers are built to increase joint accuracy and integrity. In industries that demand leak-free joints or preventing bolting failures, the philosophy of “getting it right the first time” should be adopted by all industries. The ability to properly and securely fasten joints such as flanges with gaskets is important for critical applications where leakage or rupturing of the connection can have disastrous, costly or environmental implications.
Built to withstand harsh, demanding bolting applications, the EFCip electric torque multiplier provides convenience and power. Selecting the right heavy torque tool for the job is crucial. When it comes to turning nuts and bolts, especially stubborn corroded ones, what could be more basic than power? A torque multiplier is a simple tool and concept. The gearing inside enables small amounts of input to produce large amounts of torque output. The electric multiplier improves worker safety, efficiency and productivity by ensuring threaded bolts and fasteners are properly tightened.
Featuring a high performance brushless motor design that enhances durability and reduces the standard maintenance costs the electric torque multipliers are a cost efficient fastening solution. The EFCip tool features an IP54 classification, which protects the tool against dirt, dampness and spattered water.
Screw presenters make assemblers and the assembly process more efficient by mechanically presenting a screw to a fixed pick up point. The small and compact MSP screw presenter is designed to organize and automate work areas and production cells. These tabletop feeders can be used in combination with most any assembly application and power tool.
The MSP device is a simple machine to operate. The fasteners are poured into the hopper of the screw presenter and automatically line up for dispensing. This simple mechanism allows trouble-free operation, eliminating jammed or stuck screws. The screws are aligned along the screw-feeding rail with one fastener exposed and sitting in the bit guide. Once the bit of the power assembly tool engages with the screw head and the fastener is removed, then another screw automatically dispenses to the bit guide and is ready for an easy pick-up. No fumbling with screws.
Conventional assembly methods cause assemblers to inefficiently fumble with screws that are stored in bins or shaker trays. Fumbling isn’t just a football occurrence. Daily, assembly operators using power tools fumble around picking up screws from bins and slowly align the fasteners onto a bit. The constant repetition of picking-up and fumbling around with hundreds and hundreds of screws on a daily basis impacts productivity and costs. It’s an unnecessary expense and an inefficient process. And, a potential health hazard if fasteners are dropped and left on the floor, allowing an opportunity for an individual to slip and fall. The MSP screw presenter eliminates these potential issues and improves the assembly process.
The threads of a metric flat head screw spiral downward as an assembly operator fastens a medical instrument together. Is the proper torque control being used to keep that life saving medical device together? Tightening down a bolt or screw until it “feels tight enough” is not adequate torque control. That mentality is the path toward costly fastening failures. Ensuring accuracy and precision for any fastening application is critical for all manufactures. Improving safety and performance are key objectives.
What is Torque?
Torque is a “turning” or “twisting” force and differs from tension, which is created by a straight pull. However, we use torque to create a tension.
As the nut and bolt are tightened, the two parts are clamped together. The thread angle in the bolt converts the force applied into tension (or stretch) in the bolt shank. The amount of the tension created in the bolt is critical.
The Importance of Torque Control
The reliability of machine parts subjected to fluctuating loads and stress depends on the fatigue strength of the materials. A threaded fastener, however, relies upon an elastic interaction between the mating components. Its objective is to clamp parts together with a tension greater than any external force trying to separate them. The bolt then remains under almost constant stress and is immune to fatigue. If the initial bolt tension is too low, the fluctuating load in the shank in much greater and it will quickly fail. Reliability, therefore, depends on correct initial tension and is ensured by specifying and controlling the tightening torque.
For low volume assembly applications, often hand type torque tools like a torque screwdriver or torque wrench are adequate to meet the fastening requirements. When the production volume is higher, like an operator fastening hundreds and hundreds of metric SEMS screws a day, an assembly power tool is better suited for the assembly process.
The ergonomic torque arms by Mountz eliminate torque reaction from both power and pneumatic assembly tools. With the EZ-Glider linear and articulated torque arms, a “downward assistant kit” can be installed on the arm to speed up and improve the production process. The system requires no effort from the operator to press downward on the power tool. An assembly operator simply guides the power tool and the cylinder automatically glides the torque tool downward. These kits are ideal for self-tapping applications, as well as other fastening applications.
Day after day, an assembly operator performs hundreds and hundreds of repetitive fastening rundowns. Over time, the repetitive assembly process will expose your operators to potential injuries. The goal for manufacturers must be to protect the operator from any potential injury and make them feel comfortable and secure in operating an assembly tool. An ergonomic mindset helps ensure safer conditions. Torque reaction arms are an ergonomic solution designed to reduce RMI (repetitive motion injury) and CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome).
The EZ-Glider torque arms are designed to improve production and safety during the assembly process. Securely keeping an electric or pneumatic driver in alignment with the fastener, the torque arm prevents cross threading occurring during the assembly process. These tool support systems help remove the operators’ influence during the fastening process and strengthens quality control.
Accessibility to an electric outlet or an air compressor may not always be practical for all fastening applications. Whether an assembly operator is tightening metric fasteners on an automotive assembly line or a field service engineer is fastening some metric bolts in a maintenance application on a solar farm, a cordless screwdriver may be the tool of choice.
Cordless drivers are typically compact and flexible for tight space applications. Battery screwdrivers are portable and convenient to use with many torque applications. When selecting a cordless torque screwdriver, there are important details to review. It’s crucial that you decide what key attributes you are seeking before searching for a battery driver.
At the top of the list should be a tool that enhances quality through precision torque control. You want a shut-off cordless screwdriver the delivers maximum performance. A dependable cordless torque screwdriver that automatically stops when the preset torque is achieved. Selecting a quality cordless driver ensures accuracy, repeatable tool performance, and adherence to international standards.