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If your product absolutely needs to be assembled correctly the first time, then let us assist you with over 35 years of experience in providing critical assembly products and solutions for our automotive, aerospace, and consumer appliances/ electronics customers.  We represent only the industry leaders for:

DC Electric Torque Controlled Screwdrivers and Nutrunners for critical assembly
Air Tools for assembly and material removal
Cordless Tools for critical assembly
Torque Measurement equipment
Industrial Safety and Ergonomic Lift Assist equipment

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4/22/2016

Top Three Benefits of Air Tools

Are your employees struggling to operate bulky tools with high operating costs, low versatility, and high risk of injury? If so, you should consider switching to air tools. These tools, also known as pneumatic tools, consistently help factories run more efficiently. There are multiple benefits of using air tools, but three of them stand out as the most relevant for many manufacturing facilities.

1) Reliable Operations

For jobs that require continuous use of tools, air tools are proven to be the most cost-effective in almost all situations. The reason? An air-powered system provides a reliable power supply that won’t need excessive repair or replacement. Facilities can reap the benefits of a consistently high-functioning system that won’t run out of power or break during use.

Facility managers who are considering switching to air tools should think about their job needs – and not be deterred by the initial cost of purchasing an air compressor. The benefits of utilizing air tools long-term far outweigh the immediate equipment costs.

2) Versatility of Use

Unlike electricity and natural gas, air tools are extremely versatile. Because compressed air can be stored in cylinders, air tools can be used in many different environments – even ones with no electrical source. Whether sandblasting at high power or cleaning at low power, pneumatic tools provide the flexibility to quickly and easily switch between both. Air tools are also simple to connect and disconnect, which aids worker productivity and efficiency.

In many industries there’s a need for clean, dry power, which compressed air can provide. And the lightweight, simple design of pneumatic tools makes it easy to effectively complete the work required in these, and other, industries. Best of all, air-powered systems can better convert energy into work with a flow speed of 20 miles per second. Hydraulic systems, in comparison, can only reach 5 miles per second. These benefits won’t apply in all uses of air tools, but the versatility makes them great options for most people.

3) Safety

While powerful and effective, air tools are also safe to use in a variety of settings. They work well in extremely hot or cold weather, and pose no risk to a user operating them in fluctuating temperatures. Because pneumatic tools always run cool, they won’t overheat or stall, and eliminate the risk of fire or electric shock. Even when carelessly used or improperly connected, air tools won’t damage the rest of the air compression system.

However, there are some situations where air tools should not be used to avoid high risk of explosion, fire, and electrical hazards:

  • In damp or wet conditions
  • In mines
  • Around flammable materials
  • Around explosive materials
  • For energy exploration

Users should always have sufficient knowledge of how to use air tools safely, and be aware of potential risks.

Taking Advantage of These Benefits

Air tools have many benefits. Not only are they highly versatile and cost-effective options, they’re also safe to use in many environments. Manufacturing professionals looking to make their facilities more efficient by including air tools in their production process should contact Excel Assembly Solutions today.

4/7/2016

Are Your DC Electric Systems or Air Tools in Need of Repair or Calibration?

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Many workplaces make use of air-powered tools and DC electric systems to accomplish a variety of tasks. Air compressors can be used to power nail guns, for spray painting devices, and even auto repairs can be done with the help of pneumatic air tools. However, all too often many air tools can really take a beating due to day-to-day wear and tear on a factory floor. For instance, many air tools,

  • Get thrown on the concrete floor or tossed in a pile of tools
  • Accidentally get run over by forklifts or trucks

These types of actions sadly can potentially cause the internal mechanisms within the tool to become misaligned and/or broken. While you know the reality of this all too well, how can you help prevent this unnecessary damage from occurring?

Tips to caring for your Tools
Time is tight, especially when your team is trying to make their daily/monthly quotas. To help your team care for their DC electric tools or air tools consider providing:

  • Incorporating tool balancers for additional care of the pneumatic air tools
  • Identify safe areas/workstations where employees can reset their tools vs. dropping them on the floor
  • Add shock-absorbing padding around the work area or resting spot for added tool protection

Servicing your DC Electric Systems or Air Tools
Scheduling regular maintenance and checkups on your pneumatic air tools is also important in helping to ensure the tools are performing up to expectations. To help, Excel Assembly Solutions offers an ISO 17025:2005 certified Torque Calibration & Tool Repair Center. Recognized as a premier tool repair center for pneumatic and electric assembly tools and equipment, our service engineers can assess, calibrate, and repair most air powered tools, electric/ DC electric tools and controllers.

Interested in learning more? Contact Excel Assembly Solutions today.

3/30/2016

Injury Prevention Tips for Manufacturers

Injury prevention, especially in manufacturing, can be a daunting task that everyone needs to play a part in. It is a long-term effort that takes place at every level of the organization and encompasses everything from decision making to the behaviors of employees. The following are simple tips of measure that decision-makers can take to ensure that their workplace is safe, secure, and minimizes work related injuries and work related musculoskeletal disorders. These tips include:

1. Review Injury Records
First, review injury records and assess risks for immediate injuries, ergonomics concerns, and repetitive injury-prone areas.

2. Start an Ergonomics Committee
An ergonomics committee has been proven in many case studies sponsored by NIOSH and OSHA to be effective, prevent onsite ergonomics injuries, and be helpful for both businesses and workers.

3. Take Human Variability into Account
Attributes like age, gender, skill level, experience, and background bring with them many variations in how one works and what one needs.

4. Know Your PPE
Another factor each employer must take into account before production begins is the personal protective equipment (PPE). In order to properly identify what PPE needs a company has, one must evaluate what types of hazards are encountered on a day-to-day basis to determine how each piece of PPE is to be used.

5. Make Workplace Checklists
Before the day begins and ends, each employee and manager should look around their workstations and ensure that each one meets safety standards.

Checking off these five items in a place of business has been proven to reduce worker fatigue, time-off requests, medical problems, and leaves of absences. Learning more about workplace injuries is in everyone’s benefit.

Download Excel’s Tool Balancers Selection Guide to review how tool balancers can keep your employees efficient and safe in the workplace.

About Excel Air Tool

You need the best pneumatic air tools to help you get the job done. At Excel, we work with dozens of suppliers and manufacturers to provide our customers with a wide selection of premium air tools, accessories, and services.

After being founded back in 1977, Excel has grown into a leader in assembly tool distribution. We offer tool air tool automation and accessories from over 40 different manufacturers from around the world.

Our extensive vendor list gives you extra variety to choose from when it comes to top-of-the-line air tools and accessories. Even more, we ship our order directly to customers around the country and internationally.

You can see our unparalleled selection of pneumatic air tools, accessories, and services for yourself on our extensive products page. Browse everything from air drills to torque multipliers and find the tools your business needs to succeed.

Major Manufacturers Offered by Excel Air Tool

  • ASG/Fiam/Hios
  • Apex
  • ATP
  • Bal-Trol
  • Chicago Pneumatic
  • Cleco
  • Conductix Wampfler
  • D & D Products
  • Demag
  • Delta Regis
  • Desoutter
  • Dotco
  • Florida Pneumatic
  • Gesipa
  • Gleason/Econoline/Hubbell
  • Jemms Cascade
  • Kolver/Koken
  • Makita
  • Mannesman-Demag
  • Mountz
  • Nitto Kohki
  • Norbar
  • Ranco/Rhino Matting
  • Sturtevant Richmont
  • Tohnichi
  • Universal Tool
  • Wera
  • Zipp Air Tool