Ingersoll Rand Production Line Assembly

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, additional time and work are required to re-drill and re-tighten the unit on the production line, this additional labor will cost the company time and money. Very common are changes in air pressure within the systems and this causes numerous problems for tools when they do not run at the required PSI and usually shut off before they hit the required torque.

Improved technology has been developed that prevents this very problem, cordless precision screwdrivers feature the advanced torque control strategies, transducer control, and angle inspection monitoring. The new features effortlessly eliminate torquing over-shoot problems, and onboard pass/fail indicator provides immediate feedback when an angle failure occurs.

QX Series

The QX Series Cordless Precision Screwdriver from Ingersoll Rand utilizes this smart technology and ensures that the target torque is achieved and if the tool does not contain enough battery power the tool will not cycle which eliminates premature shutoff.

Companies utilizing this technology have reduced rework required by replacing the shutoff torque controls with Ingersoll Rand QX Series Tools. Due to the time and efficiency savings, the investment generally pays for itself in less than 3 three months.

Assembly Tool Reliability

Agriculture and other equipment manufacturers in the United States have had reliability issues resolved by Ingersoll rand QX Series Cordless Precision Screwdriver. They were consistently having problems with air tools fastening fuel line hose clamps and when installed improperly can lead to serious functional problems.

The issue was identified as an inconsistent joint within the air tool clutch. Because of the material properties of the hose clamps and other parts in the joint, generating proper clamp load requires the ability to deliver the precise torque.

To resolve the issue companies are switching over to QX Series Precision cordless screwdrivers by Ingersoll Rand. These tools feature a prevailing torque algorithm feature and speed control that allows the fastener to drive through the torque profiles and prevent premature shut off‘s and increase joint consistency.

Because of the switch, companies have been able to eliminate the final clamp load reliability issue on the production line and as a result, agricultural equipment productivity has increased along with product quality and user safety.