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August 2007
Tool torque arm

ASG, a div. of Jergens Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) has introduced a new, heavy-duty torque arm, a device that suspends hand-operated power tools over a workspace, using a “floating” support structure. The new device features a pneumatic cylinder to assist movement of heavier tools. Torque arms improve production

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Posted on: 8/1/2007
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ASG, a div. of Jergens Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio) has introduced a new, heavy-duty torque arm, a device that suspends hand-operated power tools over a workspace, using a “floating” support structure. The new device features a pneumatic cylinder to assist movement of heavier tools. Torque arms improve production efficiencies and product quality by limiting the operator’s influence on the assembly process and reducing operator fatigue, says the company. The devices are designed to securely maintain tool location yet allow the tool operator easy, smooth movement of assembly tools in both up/down motion and 180º side-to-side motion. The arms also help absorb torque to reduce the potential for operator injury to arm, wrist or hand. The torque arm can accommodate both inline pneumatic and inline electric drivers with maximum weights of 15 lb/6.8 kg and maximum torques of up to 110 lb-ft/in. It bolts easily to bench tops or can be mounted with the aid of an optional bench clamp, which eliminates the need to drilled the mounting surface. The device’s dial regulator provides easy adjustment of resistance for perfect balance.

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