Tools for Blind Threaded Inserts
This line of Atlas tools operates on 90-psi air pressure, with a battery-powered alternative for applications where air power is unavailable.
What: Tools for installing steel, brass, aluminum, or stainless steel blind threaded inserts.
Who: Penn Engineering (pemnet.com)
Important to note: The Atlas line includes tools to handle jobs of all sizes, including versions with 7,000 lb. of pull force to install large, thick-wall, stainless inserts; small and lightweight options; and versions to install specific types of inserts in various thread sizes.
Pertinent data: The Atlas RIV 938 and 938S (smaller and lighter) pull-to-pressure tools have pressure-controlled settings which allow for the installation of the same insert into materials with various thicknesses without adjustment; an auto-reverse feature (after installation) increases production rates. They’re designed to eliminate over-installing and double installing for fastener thread integrity. The Riv 916 pull-to-stroke tool has a long stroke to install Atlas straight shank and pre-bulbed Plus+Tite fasteners. The RIV 998V pneumatic pull-to-stroke tool has a hydropneumatic system to install Atlas SpinTite and MaxTite fasteners. The RIV 990 tool is engineered to convert round holes to hexagonal holes. Each of the tools features a hardened-socket head cap screw mandrel designed for easy replacing.
Micrometer for High-Accuracy Measurements
The Digimatic digital micrometer’s display resolution can be switched to 0.5 μm when 0.1-μm measurement is not required.
Who: Mitutoyo America (mitutoyo.com)
Important to note: The handheld micrometer offers 0.1-μm resolution measurement.
Pertinent data: Uses Mitutoyo’s Absolute rotary sensor with high-precision screw machining technology, reducing instrument error to ±0.5 μm. Additionally, the sensor system is designed to eliminate the need to reset the origin each time power is turned on, enabling measurement upon start-up. The origin can be preset to any value within the display range to reduce set-up time and improve repeatability. The display can be zeroed at any position, making comparison measurement easier. Its rigid frame is designed for stability, and a constant-force barrel/spindle mechanism has the ability to reduce overspeed errors. Features a removable heat shield to minimize errors caused by the transfer of body heat; and supports output to measurement data applications such as the company’s MeasurLink statistical-processing and process-control program. The program can also be linked to a higher-level network environment for enterprise-wide functionality.