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Torque screwdriver – how to choose for an assembly application

How is Torque is provided to a torque screwdriver?

  • Manually
  • Electric Motor
  • Battery
  • Pneumatic Drive

 

There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Answer When Selecting a Torque Screwdriver.

Do not be quick to purchase the first torque drivers that catches your eye. Not all torque screwdrivers work in the same fashion.

Safety and efficiency first, getting the quality torque drivers you need and one that is meant for your assembly application is of the utmost importance.

 

How to choose the torque driver to suit your needs

After identifying the selection of quality torque screwdrivers you then choose the one for your assembly project. The type and volume of fastening work dictate your choice of torque screwdriver. As an example, if you’re fastening plates all day then you’ll want an electric torque drivers for the high-volume work demand.

For light work a manual torque screwdriver will be your best option for jobs that not require a lot of screw fastening.

With medium t0o heavy work an electric torque drivers are often used for light assembly applications like smart parts. Electric screwdrivers offer a faster assembly process.

It is common for electricians to work in small spaces like behind a refrigerator or between components and anywhere there are power sources. In these circumstances smaller cordless torque screwdrivers are probably going to be the best option.

 

Types of Torque Screwdrivers:

  • Manual Torque Screwdrivers
  • Electric Torque Screwdrivers
  • Air Torque Screwdrivers
  • Cordless Torque Screwdrivers

 

Manual torque screwdrivers

Used for light duty applications that require basic torque control, a manual torque screwdriver is all you need. While these screwdrivers are used in a wide variety of environments, manual torque drivers would not be recommended for high volume screw fastening tasks due to the risk repetitive operation injury.

Express Assembly Products provides a variety of ergonomically designed manual torque drivers . These tools are externally adjustable using our external torque scale and an easy to use torque knob. Some models allow the ability to set the torque using a digital readout. Operators can quickly and accurately adjust the torque setting on the tool as needed for different applications. Use of these torque tools prevent any fastener or bolt from being under and over tightened.

Torque Screwdrivers are externally adjustable using an external torque scale and an easy to use torque.   Use of these torque screwdrivers prevent any fastener or bolt from being under and over tightened.

 

TORQUE SCREWDRIVER TW SERIES (Manual Torque Screwdrivers)

Torque Screwdriver for assembly jobsThe TW-02006F and TW-02010F manual screwdrivers are externally adjustable using an external torque scale and an easy to use torque knob. These torque screwdrivers prevent any fastener or bolt from being under and over tightened. Drivers automatically reset after each use and with a precise repeatable torque with an accuracy of ±5%. Built with a strong texture grip this screwdriver has an ergonomically design to ensure the operators comfort.

Electric Torque Screwdrivers

Screwdriving requires torque to be applied by a rotary motion as does drilling. Power tools, drills and drivers, are both designed for screwdriving and drilling with a slipping clutch and low speed added to the drilling functionality. Dedicated tools optimized for their particular function are more often used in an industrial environment.

Express Assembly Electric Torque drivers can be provided in either lever start or push to start models with choices of AC direct plug in, Premium DC Brushless, and DC standard power. Torque control screwdrivers are available with either a full auto shut-off clutch or an economically priced slip/cushion clutch. We carry in-line, angle, and pistol grip models.

Common applications for torque screwdrivers can be found in industries like electronics, medical manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, contract manufacturing and anywhere fasteners are used to assembly a product. Many companies use our quality electric torque drivers to ensure that accurate repeatable torque is being applied and maintained throughout their assembly applications.

 

AC Direct Plug in Screwdrivers

ED series torque screwdriver for assembly jobs

ED Series Torque Screwdrivers

Our ED Series is a lightweight assembly screwdriver with an ergonomic design that ensures the operator’s comfort. It has excellent repeatable torque and is a direct plug-in unit. The ED Series screwdrivers are operated by either a lever or push start mechanism and come with 2 Phillips bits, and an extra set of carbon brushes.

 

INLINE FULL AUTO CLUTCH

ED series lever start torque screwdriver for assembly jobs

The ED-212L1, ED-212P1, ED-212LH1, ED-212PH1, ED-219L1, ED-219P1, ED-617LH1, ED-617PH1, ED-630PH1, ED-630PH1, ED-645L1 and ED-645P1 are electric torque screwdrivers (range: 1.3 – 10.56 in-lbs) with an ergonomic design to ensure the operator’s comfort. The Full Auto Shut-Off clutch stops the bit from turning once the desired setting is reached. This feature ensures that the fastener is not damaged. Common usages are assembly applications that require precision torque control.

ES Series Slip Clutch Screwdriver

The ES series is a lever start screwdriver with a slip/cushion type clutch. These screwdrivers come with a hanger used to suspend the driver above the assembly application, 2 Phillips bits and an extra set of brushes.

The ES-207L1, ES-215L1, ES-618LH1, ES-625L1 and ES-645L1 are a direct plug-in lever start torque drivers  with a slip/cushion clutch. The slip/cushion clutch slips once the pre-set torque is reached; this feels like a slight release of pressure on the bit of the screwdriver. Common usages are self-tapping screws and assembly applications with less stringent torque control requirements.

ANGLE GRIP FULL AUTO CLUTCH

Angle Grip Torque Screwdrivers

Our Angle Grip ED Series is a lightweight assembly screwdriver with an ergonomic design that ensures the operator’s comfort. It has excellent repeatable torque and is a direct plug-in unit. The ED Series models come with 2 Phillips bits and an extra set of carbon brushes.

 

An angle grip torque drivers , models EDA-212L1, EDA-219L1, EDA-630L1 and EDA-645L1. are ergonomically designed to ensure the operator’s comfort. The Full Auto Shut-Off clutch stops the bit from turning once the desired setting is reached. This feature ensures that the fastener is not damaged. Common usages are assembly applications that require precision torque control.

Pistol Grip Torque Screwdrivers

Our Pistol Grip ED Series is a lightweight assembly screwdriver with an ergonomic design that ensures the operator’s comfort. It has excellent repeatable torque and is a direct plug-in unit. The ED Series screwdrivers come with 2 Phillips bits and an extra set of carbon brushes.

The ED-622L1-KP, ED-630LH1-KP and ED-645L1-KP are pistol grip torque Electric Torque Screwdrivers are ergonomic design to ensure the operator’s comfort. The Full Auto Shut-Off clutch stops the bit from turning once the desired setting is reached. This feature ensures that the fastener is not damaged. Common usages are assembly applications that require precision torque control.

Air Torque Screwdrivers and Pneumatic Torque Screwdrivers

Choose from lever start, push to start, pistol and angle air torque drivers . These pneumatic screwdrivers are available with a full auto shut off clutch or an economically priced slip/cushion clutch. How do I choose an air screwdriver?

Air Screwdriver Features

Express Assembly Products’ high performance air screwdrivers are designed to offer the ultimate in power and comfort. The company’s wide selection of straight grip, pistol grip and angle screwdrivers offer precise torque control and smooth action while tightening or loosening screws. These screwdrivers provide an exceptional combination of power and ergonomic features.

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.

The FP002, FL002, FP010, FL010, FP020, FL020, FP025, FL025, FP035, FL035, FP045, FL045, FP050, FL050,

FP060, FL060, FP075, FL075, FP110, FL110, FP180, FL180, FP280, FL280 are push-to-start and features 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 drivers 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 drivers feature an ergonomically designed grip for operator comfort. They are good for applications that require precision repeatable torque control.

Air pistol grip series torque screwdriver for assembly jobsThe 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 drivers 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.

Cordless Torque Screwdrivers, Battery Torque Screwdrivers

Cordless torque screwdrivers also known as battery torque drivers are ideal for assembly applications that require the operator to move around during the assembly process. Our cordless assembly tools consist of cordless pistol torque drivers , cordless impact wrenches and cordless angle wrenches.  These are built to increase productivity while still providing precision torque control and user comfort. Cordless torque screwdrivers come in both slip clutch and full auto stop clutches that activate when the preset torque value has been reached.  All of our cordless tools come with shut-off clutches to increase battery life.

Line Battery series torque screwdriver for assembly jobsExpress Assembly Products cordless screwdrivers come with a built-in LED that indicates with an audible and visual alarm when the preset torque value has been reached. If precision torque is essential with the freedom of a cordless tool our cordless tools are a cost effective solutions.

Common applications for cordless torque drivers can be found in industries like electronics, medical manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, contract manufacturing and anywhere fasteners are used to assembly a product.

Inline Cordless Torque Screwdrivers

Choose from Inline Cordless Torque Screwdrivers packages (all packages come with 2 batteries and a battery charger). These screwdrivers come with a full auto shut-off clutch with a +- 3%. Our Cordless Screwdrivers are made for industrial assembly Applications and all of our cordless drivers come with our 30 day satisfaction guarantee and 1 year warranty.

Inline Cordless Torque Screwdriver ESBS Series

Inline cordless series torque screwdriver for assembly jobsThe ESBS1002A25, ESBS1003A25 and ESBS1004A25 are Inline Grip Cordless Torque drivers with an ergonomic design to ensure operator’s comfort. This screwdriver has a brushless motor that generates less heat, requires less maintenance, and is ideal for clean-rooms.  This package comes with 2 batteries and battery charge everything you need to get started. Common usages for these screwdrivers are assembly fastening applications that require precision torque control.

Pistol Grip Cordless Torque Screwdrivers

Choose from Pistol Grip Cordless Torque Screwdrivers packages (all packages come with 2 batteries and a battery charger).

Pistol Grip Cordless Screwdrivers with Auto Shut-Off Clutch

Battery torque screwdriver for assembly jobsThe ESB180320, ESB1803h20, ESB180620, ESB1805H20, ESB180920, ESB181220, ESB1815L40 and ESB1822L40 Pistol Grip Cordless Torque drivers with an ergonomic design to ensure operator’s comfort. This screwdriver has a brushless motor that generates less heat, requires less maintenance, and is ideal for clean-rooms. This package comes with 2 batteries and battery charger everything you need to get started.  Common usages for these screwdrivers are assembly fastening applications that require precision torque control.

Pistol Grip Cordless Screwdrivers with Slip Clutch

Cordless series torque screwdriver for assembly jobsThe ESSB180520, ESSB180820 and ESSB181220. Pistol Grip Cordless Torque drivers with an ergonomic design to ensure operator’s comfort. This screwdriver has a Brushless Motor and a slip/cushion clutch. This feels like a slight release of pressure on the bit of the screwdriver. The torque setting is set by adjusting the stepless torque adjuster at the bit end of the screwdriver. This package comes with 2 batteries and battery charger everything you need to get started. Common usages for these screwdrivers are assembly fastening applications that require torque control.