Crafted with a lightweight durable carbon fiber, the EZ-Slider torque arm slides up and down and provides X & Y axis mobility. A Gliding Rail System, an accessory product by Mountz, allows the EZ-Slider torque arm the freedom to travel horizontally (side to side) on a production floor. Combining these two items together allows a manufacture the ability to set-up a “Slide & Glide” movement with the EZ-Slider. The Mountz torque arm is an ideal ergonomic solution for multi-tool applications such as a moving production line where balancers are fixed to a trolley system.
The EZ-Slider torque arms are designed to improve production and quality control during the assembly process. The ergonomic design of the EZ-Slider torque arm reduces RMI (repetitive motion injury) and CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome). The effortless handling of the torque arm provides comfortable tool operation and increased production. The Mountz torque arm eliminates torque reaction of power and pneumatic tools.
When planning a production area, it pays dividends for manufacturers in the long term to plan the ergonomics of the operation and consult a health and safety inspector or ergonomic manager. Ensuring both the workplace and the assembly operation are compatible with the majority of operators that handle the assembly tools, reduces future costs arising from work-related health disorders among operators, along with costs arising from poor product quality.
The cost for workers’ compensation claims continue to increase. For assembly applications, do you have a strategy for reducing injury loses?
Torque arms are an ergonomic solution designed to reduce RMI (repetitive motion injury) and CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome). A torque arm eliminates the torque reaction of power and pneumatic tools. Selecting the right torque tool for the assembly process is not the only element to consider when setting up a workstation. Operator safety is a key item to evaluate as well. The goal must be to protect the operator from any potential injury and make them feel comfortable and secure in operating a tool.
Key Ergonomic Questions to Ask Yourself
- How often do your assemblers complain of fatigue or arm pains?
- How much does a typical injury cost the organization?
- How many workman comp claims have you had?
- How often does a health and safety inspector review your applications?
- What ergonomic solutions are being considered for that application?
Selecting the right torque tool for the job is crucial. Selecting the incorrect torque tool can affect production yields, manufacturing costs, product quality, product reliability, reputation and profitability.
What is an impact wrench? A wrench that uses a discontinuous drive clutch system and compressed air to achieve torque. Impact wrenches are commonly used tool in the world. The wrench is often used to tighten lug nuts on cars for tire changes.
Impact wrenches are destructive by nature with its “hammering” design. An impact wrench can easily damage parts and the threads of a fastener due to the lack of proper torque control. The wrench is not designed for toque control. The tool tends to under and over tighten the fastening application.
The Ergo Micro Torque Screwdriver is an externally adjustable tool that offers different setting options for applications that require more than one torque value. The adjustable screwdriver does feature an external adjustment scale, which allows for an operator to adjust the torque setting as needed for the application. The EMT is ideal for field service or production applications as the adjustable screwdriver provides manufacturers with flexibility.
Crafted with a soft texture grip, the Ergo Micro Torque Screwdriver is an ergonomically safe tool for the operator to use. The comfortable rubber grip reduces ergonomic stress and fatigue for operators during repetitive or multi-step processes.
The new EZ-Glider Position Control telescoping torque arms by Mountz Inc., helps manufacturers detect and eliminate costly screw-fastening errors during the assembly process. Position Control telescoping torque arms are designed to reduce the risk of improperly fastened screws, ensuring that every screw is in the correctly tightened in the correct sequence. Using the EZ-Glider Position Control torque arm is like putting the eyes and ears of a quality control manager where they are needed most – right in the assembly area.
Crafted with lightweight durable carbon fiber the torque arm collapses like a telescope. The EZ-Glider Position Control telescoping torque arms are easy-to-use, require little space and don’t disrupt production flow. The new telescoping torque arm features models with an operating length that can extend up to 6 1/2 feet. The torque arms are ideal for assembly lines like automotive, aerospace and appliance manufacturing where space is a premium and operator safety is mandatory. Assembly tools can be mounted to a telescoping torque arm and hung above to fixed rail system or a trolley system.
The EZ-Glider Position Control telescoping torque arm consists of a torque reaction arm with encoders mounted at the base and a control box. The control box is used for programming and it tracks the axis movement by converting angle counts to the precise position of the screwdriver. The location is calculated from encoder values, allowing the operator to easily teach the torque arm a programmed sequence pattern and then use it to control the assembly process. Programming is as simple as moving the driver over the sequence location and then pressing a button. Popular features are driver “lock out”, which disallows activation of the driver if the wrong sequence is attempted and torque adjust, which automatically changes the driver torque to a new torque value if required.