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In today’s industrial manufacturing environment, companies place a premium on process improvement focused on maximizing quality and productivity while minimizing energy consumption and total cost of ownership.
When it comes to fastening, Desoutter Industrial Tools has a long history of developing dedicated solutions.
Started in 1914 with the invention of a power tool to build his own prosthetic leg, Marcel Desoutter and his brothers began making pneumatic tools dedicated to the aircraft industry.
A century of experience and innovation later, Desoutter has developed alternative solutions to pneumatic tools offering superior safety and ergonomics as well as decreased maintenance and energy costs.
Desoutter has introduced the B-FLEX, the first battery-powered torque transducer tool featuring an on-board OLED color display and operator control pad. The on-board control pad permits users to enter and monitor up to six programmable torque configurations to increase assembly line flexibility and improve user productivity and quality control.
The B-FLEX smart interface with embedded software and password protection improves quality control by providing highly visible direct feedback to the user and operator control free of external controllers or computers. Its on-board capacity holds up to 20,000 results and 20 curves, and data transfer via docking station makes for fast, easy and accurate traceability.
“The B-FLEX is designed for precision fastening and assembly applications in aerospace, vehicle production, and general industry,” said Desoutter’s global product marketing manager. “It’s a high-performance transducerized tool with high-resolution torque control and monitoring that provides an excellent combination of quality control and flexibility. It is capable of replacing up to six separate tools while offering superior reliability for low maintenance cost.”
Additional industry-leading features offered by the B-FLEX include exceptionally high speed (450 rpm at 50Nm) making it one of the fastest battery tools for higher productivity, a 36-volt lithium-ion battery that delivers 800 fastenings on a full charge and a non-contact, maintenance-free patented trigger. Leading ergonomic features include: adjustable balance for greater operator comfort in confined spaces, Ergostop rundown to eliminate operator torque reaction and a remarkably low weight, making it one of the lightest battery-operated tools available.
The B-FLEX Battery-Powered Tool offers freedom in tightening technology, making it THE optimal solution for air to electric transformation.