Air flow effects on air screwdrivers
Is an air (aka: pneumatic) screwdriver the best choice for you? Factoring in what you’re manufacturing or where you are in a multi-stage assembly, are better served with a pneumatic screwdriver?
Pneumatic tools are the best option for heavy assembly and high-output procedures. Additionally, pneumatic tools are again the best option in harsh environments when electric screwdrivers may not be advisable.
When comparing different types of torque screwdrivers here is what you can expect with pneumatic screwdrivers:
Rated the highest:
When using compressed air, pneumatic drivers are capable of producing the highest amount or raw power. This makes air screwdrivers the most ideal torque screwdriver for high-torque assembly applications.
All classes of torque screwdrivers are classified as having “High” torque control.
Continuous-Drive pneumatic screwdrivers are equipped with high-precision torque control mechanisms. This will prevent over torqueing by cutting off air-flow when torque is reached.
Discontinuous drive or pulse pneumatic screwdrivers are not as accurate.
Noise Level –
Noise levels vary will vary by compressor. You will experience at least 80 decibels. Even though hearing protection is recommended at 85 decibels always remember SAFETY FIRST and wear protection regardless. If there are multiple compressors working around you, then exceeding 85 decibels is easily achieved.
Considered moderate. By sure the air you’re using is clean. Practice routine preventative care. Mid-grade air tools average 200 hours between servicing. High-grade air tools average 2000 hours between servicing. Periodically air tolls may require being rebuilt and regular calibration is required for proper torque control.
This depends in the type of air tool. Higher torque output will have a greater amount of vibration and higher torque reaction. Pneumatic screwdrivers produce higher vibrations and greater torque reactions.
Safety First –
Used properly and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment are your best choices when using pneumatic screwdrivers
Quick Release Connectors
Express Assembly screwdrivers work at 90 psi.
** NOTE **
When using a quick release on the tool to cut down the volume of air to the driver the clutch does not engage properly causing a large twisting torque to the operators hand. It is very important that if using a quick release to NOT reduce the size of the airline below a ¼ inch. You need to use a high flow quick release.
Air Tool Quick Release Connectors
High Flow, made to work with our Air Torque Tools.
Inline Air Torque Screwdrivers
Our inline Air Screwdrivers are available in either push-to-start or lever start models and feature either a precise Auto-Stop clutch or our economical Cushion Clutch.
AUTO STOP INLINE AIR TORQUE SCREWDRIVER
These Inline Air Screwdrivers have a Full Auto Stop Clutch. They feature an ergonomic design that ensures the operator’s comfort and are noted for low noise, low vibration and high accuracy.
FL110, FP180, FL180, FP280, FL280 are push-to-start or lever start with a full auto shut-off clutch. This means the clutch shuts the screwdriver off once the easy to set torque value is achieved. This driver has a composite body that features an ergonomic grip and a new-patented MCL motor with 30% less counterforce. Common usages for this screwdriver are assembly-fastening applications that require precision repeatable torque control.
Air Inline Torque Screwdrivers featuring a slip clutch
These torque screwdrivers feature an ergonomically designed grip for operator comfort. They have an excellent combination of power and ergonomic features and are noted for low noise, low vibration and high accuracy.
Inline Air Screwdriver CS Series
The CS-39, CS-45, CS-48 and CS-58 feature a lever start with a slip (cushion) clutch. The slip/cushion clutch slips once the pre-set torque is achieved. The driver has an ergonomically designed grip made of thermoplastic elastomeric for a comfortable feel with a non-slip “Top Wave” design. Common usages for this screwdriver are assembly-fastening applications that require torque control.
Pistol Grip Air Screwdrivers
Choose between a Slip (Cushion) clutch, a Full-Auto Shut Off Clutch, or a Direct Drive Pistol Grip torque drivers. Our Pistol Grip series screwdrivers are all engaged by squeezing the “Trigger” and also feature a forward/reverse selection knob.
Pistol Grip Air Torque Screwdriver featuring a fully automatic shut off clutch
The ABP series is a Full Auto Shut-Off Pistol Grip driver with a Trigger start. These torque screwdrivers feature an ergonomically designed grip for operator comfort. They are good for applications that require precision repeatable torque control.
The Pneumatic Pistol Grip Screwdriver ABP38, ABP41, ABP48, ABP50, ABP55, ABP60, ABP65 and ABP68 series feature a full auto shut-off clutch, with a pistol grip and trigger start. Its bit stops turning once the torque setting is achieved ensuring that the fastener is not damaged. It has an ergonomically designed grip made of thermoplastic elastomeric for a comfortable feel with a non-slip “Top Wave” design. Common usages for this screwdriver are assembly-fastening applications that require precision repeatable torque control.
Angle Air Screwdrivers
All of Express Assembly’s Angle Air Torque Screwdrivers come standard with a lever start as well as a precise and repeatable full-auto stop clutch. These drivers are ideal for applications in small, confined areas.
The FA010, FA025, FA045, FA060, FA075, FA110, FA180 and FA280 feature a full auto shut off clutch. Its bit stops turning once the torque setting is reached ensuring that the fastener is not stripped or damaged. To start the driver, the user simply applies a light pressure on the screwdriver’s lever. This driver has an ergonomically designed grip made of thermoplastic elastomeric for a comfortable feel with a non-slip “Top Wave” design. Common usages for this screwdriver are assembly fastening applications in confined areas or that require precision repeatable torque control.