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Category: Torque Assembly Technology

Low Torque Solutions for Smaller Assemblies

Express Assembly is proud to feature two new low torque solutions, the SMT-301 and the ES-BS1002A-2S. The SMT-30I is a transducerized DC electric screwdriver with a torque range of 2.6 – 26.03 in-lbs. The ES-BS1002A-25 is an inline cordless brushless torque screwdriver with a torque range of 2.7 – 17.7 in-lbs. Both tools are robust

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Benefits of Using Screw Feeders or Screw Presenters

What are the the benefits of using Screw Feeders or Screw Presenters in Assembly & Manufacturing?  This post will answer this question and many more around screwing automation.  Screws aren’t the easiest things to pick and place. Small screws, the kind often used in electronics assembly, are especially difficult, even for workers with delicate fingers.

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Ergonomic considerations when choosing a Torque Screwdriver

There are serval key ergonomic considerations when choosing a torque screwdriver.   Using the wrong screwdriver can cause more than just an aching wrist. As well as the health impacts, productivity and quality will almost certainly suffer. This is avoidable by taking the time to understand what to look for in a torque screwdriver. Here’s what

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Benefits of Cordless Tools for Assembly Applications

In the debate over whether to use corded or cordless tools, you might think that cordless would prevail for all. And while many prefer the convenience benefits associated with battery-operated tools, there are some considerations that you should be aware of when it comes to these accessories. In this post, we’ll cover some of the

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Choosing an Electric Torque Screwdriver

Electric Torque Screwdrivers are versatile tools that can be used to quickly put together assemblies. They control the amount of torque placed onto the screw and ensure that the same torque is consistently applied. This advantage ensures that the screw is tightened correctly and will not become loosening over time, as well as prevents the

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What is a torque limiting screwdriver or wrench

Torque is the measurement of a turning and twisting force. As an example, it is the force necessary to turn the head of a screw or bolt on all types of assembly applications ranging from small items like cell phones to an automotive chassis and more. As the torque is being applied to the head of the screw or bolt during the fastening process two main forces are at work.

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Why use a torque control arm

Torque Control Arm systems absorb the torque produced by assembly tools reducing operator fatigue and increasing overall productivity while balancing the tool’s weight.  A second benefit is that many torque control arms hold the screwdriver to a 90 degree angle to the fastener assuring that the fastener is inserted straight without any cross threading issues, reducing the chance of damaging the work parts.

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Why choose a tool stand

Tool stands improve the performance of the operator by positioning the Torque Screwdriver near the work piece assembly and by providing quick access to the torque screwdriver as it hangs directly over the application. Having the Torque Screwdriver hanging above the operators assembly keeps the work bench clean and uncluttered. Tool stands are an inexpensive way to protect your investment and are highly recommended. They protect Torque Screwdrivers from accidental damage. Such as being knocked off the work bench or being impaired by other items within your work space.

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Error checking fasteners during the assembly process

In manufacturing, screw counting is a quality control process. When assembly operators tighten hundreds upon hundreds of fasteners daily they will at times forget to fasten a few screws. Knowing when fasteners are not installed and seated to specification is of utmost importance.

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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

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Slip clutch vs full auto shut off clutch

The full auto shut off clutch screwdriver turns the screwdriver completely off once the torque setting is reached, assuring that no damage is done to the fastener or the joint.   The slip clutch screwdriver, also known as the cushion clutch, slips once the torque setting is reached, until the operator releases the activation lever. The auto clutch has ...Continue Reading >