Electric screwdrivers are a reliable torque tool that are used by many manufacturers globally to increase the production process and deliver precision torque control. Like your car requiring routine maintenance, so do electric torque screwdrivers that utilize the old “brush design” based technology. These power tools are dependable, but do require consist a maintenance process to ensure the tool is operating at peak performance.
Like any torque tool, the maintenance interval depends on the usage frequency, as well as the environment conditions. The heat generated by the motor in an electric screwdriver, with a brush style design, can shorten the operating life of the screwdriver Over time, common parts that need regular replacement are carbon brushes, commutators, switches and other contact points. Wear on the expendable parts can affect tool performance, which can cause the screwdriver to stop operating.
Carbon brushes are typically the first item replaced with electric screwdrivers after 6 months (based on tightening of 5,000 screws per day). Approximately 0.6g of worn carbon granules are scattered within the electric screwdriver housing and in the air.
Common Worn Parts for Standard Electric Screwdrivers
Brushless Electric Screwdrivers
In recent years, brushless motor technology has emerged with the focus on improving the performance, durability and quality of electric screwdrivers. Once viewed as specialty type of tool, brushless electric torque screwdrivers are now the new standard that manufactures select for fastening applications. As the technology and features continue evolve for brushless power tools, the costs for purchasing brushless screwdrivers have started to decrease
The BLG-Series, from Mountz, is a brushless electric screwdriver designed for high production environments at an affordable price. The power tool features a high performance brushless motor design that provides durability and reduces the standard maintenance costs associated with other electric torque screwdrivers.
Screwdrivers with brushless motors have an extremely long operating life and provide consistent reliable performance. The screwdriver requires less maintenance with no need for replacement of expendable parts (carbon brushes, rotor, switches and other contact points). Heat generated by the motor is reduced and the screwdriver performance is always at the maximum level. With almost no expendable parts and simple design, the brushless screwdriver life cycle is extended and maintains a clean working environment. The brushless screwdriver ensures product quality, cost savings and a reduction in overall failures.
The electric screwdriver features an automatic shut-off clutch once the preset torque is achieved, which ensures accuracy and precision torque control. The HIOS BLG screwdriver models are available in “Push-to-Start” or “Lever-Start” configuration with various models covering a torque range of 0.9 to 10 inch-pounds.
Using a quality brushless electric screwdriver makes a safer world through accuracy and precision. Controlling torque is essential for companies to ensure their product’s quality, safety and reliability isn’t compromised. The failure of a three-cent fastener that isn’t properly tightened can lead to catastrophic or latent failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently fastened can vibrate loose and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners.
Mountz offers a wide selection of brushless electric screwdriver options. Unsure of which electric torque screwdrivers fit your needs best? Give us a call at 1-866-404-2475 and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.