As the festive season is upon us, what industrial power tools will make your Christmas list. We’ve reviewed some of the most innovative and dynamic power tools currently on the market from our partner Atlas Copco and here’s what makes our final cut.
GTG25 5” Grinder
The GTG25 grinder provides outstanding turbine technology to boost productivity, speeding up turnaround times on vital jobs. This grinder offers outstanding efficiency over a traditional vane grinder motor and the total air consumption is significantly lower.
With this state-of-the-art turbine grinder, you get an extremely high rate of material removal on the roughest of surfaces. A speed governor ensures optimum process speed and results in reduced process time, making your workforce more productive and efficient.
Power Focus PF6000
This all new fastening solution takes productivity, ergonomics, quality output and environmental impact to a whole new level.
For safety critical assembly processes the Power Focus 6000 offers superior quality control and flexible integration with the ability to connect up to six tools to the same controller. Benefit from a simple solution which means less vibrations and no more network drops. Enjoy lower power consumption, less floor space utilisation and a much lower environmental footprint, the list of benefits really does go on and on with this great product.
LZL05 Air Motor
If you need a powerful performer in a tough environment, then a stainless steel air motor could be the answer. A strong product that offers efficiency, reliability and longevity. So if your work involves strict hygiene requirements, hazardous or corrosive environments, heat, vibration or knocks, then rest assured these pose no problems for these hard-working motors.
The new LZL models are lubrication free, ensuring a cleaner working environment. Simple to service, and highly reliable, they are an excellent solution for precise mixing of chemicals, pharmaceuticals and paint. They are also a light, efficient power source for general applications.
MultiFlex Swivel Multi-Directional Connector
If you are working with pneumatic assembly tools in cramped and awkward spaces or with heavy material removal tools, then we have a solution. Atlas Copco grinders and sanders are the lightest, most powerful on the market today. But to give optimum performance, they need large-dimension air hoses. As the day goes on, the hose seems to get heavier, but a MultiFlex connector can address these issues, making your workforce much more productive.
The MultiFlex swivel is an ingenious multi-directional connector. Connect your tool and the hose will stay in the ideal position, however much you and the tool move around. The MultiFlex bends in all directions while the hose stays straight. It takes the effort out of working in those cramped spaces. What’s more, the hose feels almost weightless. Combining ergonomic thinking and ingenious design this is an essential for your power tools list.
Tool Positioning System – SMC POSI LA
Put your operation on the path to zero-fault assembly! A Tool Positioning System (TPS), provides operator guidance for assembly operations using hand-held tools across a wide range of applications. The TPS works with an Atlas Copco torque arm and the tool controller to ensure that the joints are tightened in the correct sequence and position. If the tool is not positioned correctly, it simply won’t operate.
Atlas Copco offer a TPS with SMC carbon arms and 2 encoders to measure the length the arm travels and the angle of the arm to determine the position of the arm/tool. With this SMC carbon arm it is possible to verify the position due to the length the arm travels together with an encoder that measures the angle of the arm. The length encoder is mounted inside the arm to safe guard that nothing can interfere with the length measurement and the angle encoder is mounted at the top of the arm. The SMC POSI LA can work in both horizontal and vertical positions and be roof or wall mounted for ease of use. The accuracy of the encoders is 0.32 mm and the arm together with a TPS controller will control the sequence and position.
So what are you waiting for…. get these tools added to you Christmas list and let’s see if you’ve been naughty or nice this year and Santa brings you everything you’ve asked for.