DELIVERING safer, faster, more cost-efficient and traceable high torque bolt tightening for critical applications in the energy sector are the key objectives of a new range of cordless smart battery nutrunners, launched by Atlas Copco.
That’s according to James McAllister, General Manager, Atlas Copco Tools and Industrial Assembly Solutions, who said previously expensive and time-consuming installation and maintenance processes carried out using hydraulic wrench methods, on wind turbines for example, have been made much faster and more cost-effective.
He attributed this to the company’s “proven tensor motor technology, which delivers the world’s most productive output”.
He said the new battery nutrunner was the only product of its type on the market equipped with a dual trigger, designed to minimise the risk of finger pinch injury.
The single operator tool has a torque rating of up to 4000Nm and an internal torque transducer for maximum control and reliability. Clear operator feedback is provided with multi-functional LEDs, displaying OK/NOK status messages based on torque and angle readings.
With three models available, the entry level SRB HA Digital version has a ‘Set and Go’ function, so it is ready for use straight out of the box.
The Smart and Connected models feature an internal WIFI server, allowing the tools to be linked to any mobile device. This enables torque, angle and batch data collection without the need for additional software.
The SRB HA features an accessory bus for a barcode scanner and can also be integrated into overlying systems for live data feed and analysis.
“By combining market-leading safety and performance with mobile connectivity, the SRB HA enables operators to take the smart factory into the field, making it the world’s most advanced and productive battery nutrunner,” McAllister said.
“Being able to control and measure torque in real time with precise accuracy adds significant value to customers operating in challenging environments, as it not only improves safety but also reduces time spent on tasks and saves money. This frees up operators to work on different applications and we believe some companies could save over R400, 000 per year in direct costs alone.”