Sophisticated Fastening Tool – Product of the Year

Ingersoll Rand QX Series is Plant Engineerings Product of the Year finalist. The premier finalist award is for new products in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries. The heavy equipment manufacturing industry is becoming high-tech. Critical areas like reliability, safety, and quality are now being heavily measured more than ever before.…

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Ingersoll Rand Production Line Assembly

Companies that use shut off torque control tools for assembly face a few challenges. Shut off torque control tools run until they have reached the desired torque but lack the angel monitoring capability that will indicate when a screw has been stripped. As a result, from having a stripped screw,…

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Air Center Service Now

Air Center Tools now has a service and record portal available to customers. Need service done on a damaged assembly tool, no problem, just log into www.AirCenterServiceNow.com and request service. Once service is complete you will have access to your tool service records located in our database which will remind…

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Beier High Performance Replacement Cables

Standard assembly tool cables can be easily twisted and damaged during use, as a result, cables can begin to fray causing safety hazards and functional problems to the tool. If the cable is not designed to twist freely, it will damage the cable over time which shortens its life and…

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Have You Taken the Steps to Maintain Your Compressor This Summer?

Now that it is officially summer, hot and humid weather can cause numerous problems for your compressed air systems. Call Team Air Center (800) 247-2959 Hot weather will require additional maintenance for your air compressor. More Water – Warm air carries more water vapor; this adds stress to the filtration…

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Connecting Whip Cables to Tools

Stanley Assembly Technologies provides a graphical procedure with tips, do’s and don'ts on how to correctly connect whip cables to tools and prevent twisted pins and poor tool-to-controller connections. Learn more about how to how to connect whips.

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DC Fastening Calibration

The specific calibration for each tool is set by comparing the internal and external torque indicators which are indicated on a tool controller readout. 30 sample readings are taken to ensure that the tools internal and external readings are consistently in agreement. The calibration factor is affected by the transducer…

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Tech Notes: Yield Control Summary

Monitoring the rate of change of Torque vs. Angle provides a new dimension in the control of the fastening process. With Torque Rate Control an increase in this rate to a specified level can indicate an event in the fastening process, such as the seating of a fastener, which can…

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Assembly Tool Energy Efficiency

Many factors affect the Life Cycle Costs (LCC) of power assembly tools for threaded fasteners. These include procurement, installation, operating costs, and maintenance costs. Each particular assembly application will have unique factors affecting the LCC of the assembly tool used. When choosing between pneumatic and electric powered tools, it is…

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Compressed Air Systems for Automotive Service

Rotary screw compressor technology has become the standard for high quality, efficient compressed air in the automotive markets. Major advantages of rotary screw compressors include higher capacity, more stable pressure, consistently higher air quality, low vibration, and much quieter operation. Kaeser knows that today’s automotive facilities have high standards, and…

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