Assembly applications that require the manufacturing staff to tighten fasteners time after time, a power tool is often the tool of choice. Electric torque screwdrivers are designed to increase productivity and repeatable torque control. Mountz electric screwdrivers are built to automatically shut-off once the preset torque value is reached and provide precision repeatability.
A Mountz direct plug-in electric screwdriver can be preset to any torque value within the torque range of the tool’s capacity. The torque value is set and verified using a torque testing system. It’s key to understand the basic function and proper setup for the tool. Always use the proper supporting equipment and read the operating instructions before operating an assembly power tool. Do not misuse the tool for an incorrect tightening application.
The video below provides a general “how-to” guide and tips for setting up and operating a direct plug-in electric screwdriver. It focuses on the Mountz E-Series and VZ-Series electric drivers, but can be applicable for other similar tools.
It’s important to understand the differences between direct plug-in and DC powered electric screwdriver models. A direct plug-in electric screwdriver is intended for low to medium cycle applications. The power tool is built to install a fastener then rest for 3.5 seconds before moving to the next fastener. If not, it may overheat and damage the tool. For medium to high production fastening applications, a DC powered electric screwdriver with a transformer (power supply) is built for this type of fastening application.
If an electric screwdriver isn’t properly set-up, it will impact the tool’s performance. Eliminate any hassles and ensure the assembly tool is functioning correctly from the beginning.
Set up Tips for a Direct Plug-In Electric Torque Screwdriver
- Pick an electric screwdriver that can achieve the torque required for the application
- Always operate the tool properly
- Read the operation manual
- Assembler is trained to operate the tool correctly and safely
- Select the appropriate bit
- Always preset and verify the torque setting with a torque testing system
- Turn the driver on and check for proper rotation (Forward or Reverse)
- Always hold the power tool firmly and the properly in the hand
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.
Mountz offers an assortment of electric screwdrivers: brushless style, non-brushless, ESD, clean room, robotic and automation models. Contact us with any questions you may have about electric screwdrivers. We can help you make the right choice, every time.
Other Video Guides for Electric Torque Screwdrivers
Quick Start Guide for Setting Up an Electric Screwdriver System with a Transformer