For companies that manufacture at a low volume production level, often hand torque tools are adequate to meet their fastening requirements. But when production demands increase, a new dilemma is born. Is it time to switch tooling from hand tools to power assembly tools?
Selecting the proper electric screwdriver for a fastening application can be a overwhelming at times. So many options and features being offered in the torque tool market today. Educating yourself and understanding the various electric screwdriver options is key.
Electric torque screwdrivers are designed for precision torque control and ensure product quality, cost savings and a reduction in overall assembly failures. Fasteners that are insufficiently torqued can vibrate loose, and excessive torque can strip threaded fasteners or damage parts. For low to medium volume production fastening applications, the K-Series from Mountz is a quality option to consider.
Mountz power assembly tools are often used for light assembly applications for industries like electronics and medical manufacturing. The K-Series tools are low voltage electric screwdrivers. These assembly tools increase productivity and enhance product quality through precision torque control and user comfort. The electric screwdriver automatically stops when the preset torque has been reached. The K-Series electric screwdrivers are NRTL certified from TUV America, Inc. The certification ensures manufacturing companies are purchasing and operating a quality and safe tool for its operators.
Key Benefits of the K-Series Electric Screwdriver
- Various models that range from 2.6 – 39 lbf.in
- Designed to increase productivity and enhance product quality through precision torque control and user comfort.
- Ensures accuracy in fastening with precision automatic shut-off clutch once preset torque is achieved.
- Features a low-voltage, heavy-duty motor design.
- External torque adjustment scale.
- Available in Lever, Push-to-Start and ESD models.
- Can be connected with the Scout Screw Counter.
- RoHS-compliant, CE approved and NRTL certified.
Power Supply for Electric Torque Screwdriver
The electric screwdriver utilizes a separate transformer (power supply). The transformer may look like a simple little box that an electric torque screwdriver plugs into, but in recent years new technologies and innovative features have been added to these power supplies. It’s important to understand the different technologies used in power supplies.
Electric Screwdriver Options
If the K-Series doesn’t meet your assembly application requirement, there are other assembly tool options. There are power tools for lower torque range needs, as well as tools with a higher torque range capacity. For high volume production environments, there are brushless electric screwdrivers that feature a high performance brushless motor design, which provides durability and reduces the standard maintenance costs for electric screwdrivers. There are also robotic and automated screwdrivers as another option. These tools provide manufactures with a rapid, reliable and precise method of fastening screws.
Ergonomic Assembly Workstations
When setting up a workstation, don’t overlook an ergonomic solution. Assembly operators often spend long periods standing and/or performing repetitive motions and lifting over the course of their shift. Ergonomic solutions can considerably reduce the physical impact of these daily industrial tasks. An ergonomic mindset leads to a safer work place. Learn more about reducing injuries and workers’ compensation costs.
Using a quality 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.