A pulse tool has the speed of an impact wrench with nearly the repeatability of a clutch based shut-off torque tool. Containing precision-machined parts the pulse unit is a sealed chamber that is filled with a formulated hydraulic fluid. Pulse blades with a custom designed precision roller push the fluid inside the rotating chamber generating hydraulic pressure that produces torque. Air power is the power source that spins the anvil and resistance against the fastener causes the pulse unit to activate.
Impact wrenches are commonly used tool in the world. These tools are not ergonomically friendly for the operator to use. Ergonomics is the scientific study of the relationship between employees and their work environments. The frequent, repetitive use and discomfort of using an impact wrench overtime for an operator will eventually lead to a number of serious physical problems. Poor ergonomics is a costly issue to resolve for any company.
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. Selecting a pulse tool instead of an impact wrench may cost a little more upfront, but the long term cost savings in maintenance costs and workman comp expenses will provide a return on investment with the tool. Invest in a quality torque tool at the start and not cheap tool solution.
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. Built for high production environments, pulse tools provide durability, power and speed for most industrial assembly applications.
Key Benefits for Selecting a Safe Ergonomic Pulse Tool
- Power & speed
- Low noise decibels
- Minimal vibration
- Low torque reaction
Pulse tools increase productivity and enhance product quality through precision torque control and user comfort. A lightweight pulse tool with more torque capability is an ideal tool for an operator. A pulse tool with a good power-to-weight ratio will enhance the cycle time for the operator with a high-speed rundown. The Flex Power pulse tools, by Mountz Inc., feature a double chamber motor that allows the tool to quickly reach the required torque and increase productivity. The roller inside the pulse unit reduces friction, which increases power and allows the “pulse fluid” to last longer.
The fluid inside the pulse tool acts as a shock absorber providing a powerful reactionless and vibration free nutrunner that is low in noise and highly ergonomic. A pulse tool is crafted for a quick rundown time, which reduces the operator exposure. Mountz FlexPower pulse tools are ergonomically safer than harmful hammering and vibration of impact wrenches.
Due to the design of a pulse tool, there is no mechanical clutch or the conventional metal-to-metal hammering mechanism like an impact wrench that causes a short tool life and higher maintenance costs. Pulse tools are designed for durability and a long tool life.
Mountz, Inc. offers a complete line of shut off and non shut off pulse tools branded FlexPower by Mountz. Built for high production environments, FlexPower pulse tools provide durability, power and speed for industrial assembly applications ranging from 4-450 N.m covering bolt sizes M5-M21. FlexPower tools are designed for safe, reaction free operation in straight, pistol and right angle configurations with ¼” female hex and square drive options. FlexPower offers comfortable rubberized non-slip grips for easy handling and excellent thermal ergonomics. Low noise decibels, minimal vibration and low torque reaction make FlexPower a safe ergonomic selection.
Using a quality pulse tool 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-dollar bolt 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.
Your assemblers will benefit from using a safe ergonomic pulse tool. Mountz sales representatives are equipped to provide product demonstrations at your facility. Request an appointment.