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Air tools, pneumatic screw guns, articulating arm tool balancers, and more from Excel.

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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We welcome Zipp Air Tools to our great line of industrial air and electric tools for assembly, cutting and grinding.

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We welcome Zipp Air Tools to our great line of industrial air and electric tools for assembly, cutting and grinding.

The Zipp line offers the highest quality available at very affordable prices.


Introducing Shadow Boards from OSAAP

An organized workspace is an important step toward creating an efficient system. Regardless of when and where you’ll be working, good equipment storage will help save you time and frustration.

That’s why Excel Air Tools offers shadow boards from OSAAP America for our customers. Shadow boards create an organized layout for tools that can be customized to fit the needs of a variety of workplaces.

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Shadow Boards for 5s and Lean Manufacturing Process Control

5s and lean processes emphasize the importance of an organized space that helps eliminate waste, which makes shadow boards an excellent option. OSAAP’s shadow boards create a sorted and standardized workplace that helps workers easily identify tools that are ready for use.

Shadow Boards for Foreign Object Debris

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) is a serious concern for aerospace and airport server industries. Stray tools in the workplace can lead to various issues, including aircraft damage. FOD can cause:
• Delays in manufacturing and assembly
• Product failure
• Loss of Business
• Injury and Death

Even small parts can create big problems. Shadow boards create an organized workspace that will help workers account for every tool.

Shadow Boards for Automotive Repair

When you’re used to working in tight spaces, it makes sense that you would want your tool drawers organized a specific way. Shadow boards allow automotive repair professionals to create their own custom layout for their tool setup that OSAAP can use for a custom design.

Shadow Boards for Kitchens

Shadow boards can be used in more than just manufacturing plants and workshops. OSAAP’s custom foam shadow boards also make an excellent option for professional and home kitchens.

Disorganized drawers can become a mess of stray utensils. Shadow boards can be designed to create an organized layout of the various kitchen tools and silverware you need. Shadow boards are also made of closed cell cross link foam, so it won’t absorb moisture and can be cleaned with solvent. That means that your shadow boards won’t become a breeding ground for bacteria, helping you keep your kitchen clean and organized.

Order Shadow Boards from Excel Air Tool

Shadow boards from OSAAP can help you keep your workspace organized and all of your important tools in order. Order your custom shadow boards and check out the rest of our product selection today.


Selecting Torque Control Screwdrivers and Nutrunners

Too Loose or Too Tight?

10 Steps to Torque Control In the manufacturing and assembly world, tightening, controlling, or measuring torque on fasteners is imperative for production efficiency. An inadequately torqued fastener can vibrate or work loose; conversely, if the tension is too high, the fastener can snap or strip its threads. Faced with these problems, manufacturers are realizing that precise torque control can spell the difference between a safe, reliable, and economical product and complete disaster. “Anybody who has to tighten a threaded fastener and needs to control, monitor, or measure torque needs sophisticated torque tools," according to Brad Mountz, President/CEO of Mountz Inc. "Likewise, if OEMs want to save money, make their workplace safer, enhance product quality, or reduce their exposure to liability; only specialized high-quality torque tools will get the job done properly." The following 10 tips for achieving precision torque control will give OEMs vital information needed to streamline their production processes:

  1. Determine Torque Requirements When determining correct torque specifications, the engineer must consider the maximum load placed on the fastener, the strength of the material joined, and whether the joint is hard or soft. A hard joint connects materials directly. In this case, the fastener rotates very few degrees to develop full clamping force after it encounters the material. Since a soft joint contains a gasket or involves compressible materials, it requires additional tightening after the fastener makes contact, to achieve full clamping force. One recognized method is to perform a destructive test with a calibrated torque control tool on the actual material and fastener to be joined. An evaluation is usually conducted with ten parts, ten fasteners, and a calibrated torque control tool with a transducer. First the fastener is tightened to the point of failure, then repeated several times to verify the consistency of the failure point. Now another series of tests is begun whereby the joint is torqued to 75% of the failure point. Depending on how the parts will be used, the tightening can be reduced by any degree necessary. If parts on a machine are subject to heavy vibration, maybe 85% of the total force is necessary for good torque control.
  2. Pick the Right Torque Tool A wide variety of tools are available to control and measure the torque applied to fasteners, from pneumatic screwdrivers and electric screwdrivers to large industrial torque wrenches, torque testers, torque sensors, and torque multipliers. These tools utilize calibrated torque setting mechanisms that may be factory pre-set or user-definable. When the specified setting is reached, the tool gives a visual, audible, or tactile signal. The anticipated production output, the type of materials being joined, the amount of torque required and the specified fasteners determine the selection of tools for any given application. Lighter materials such as wood or plastic may require only lightweight tools; likewise, heavy materials such as steel may require stronger or larger tools. Tools should also have connection ports for an RS-232 PC cable if torque data must be gathered electronically.
  3. Use Torque Testers Effective use of a torque analyzer is a fast and reliable method of calibrating torque tools to their proper settings. Torque testers can also be used for quick tests on the line or in the lab to determine whether torque tools are holding a given setting. They also allow quality control inspectors to calibrate torque sensors and verify torque on fasteners. "A quality torque analyzer should have enough memory to record several hundred readings, and it should store calibration data for multiple torque sensors," said Mountz. Torque testing equipment can be used for torque wrench calibration and testing on hand screwdrivers, pneumatic screwdrivers, torque wrenches, electric screwdrivers, pulse tools, cordless screwdrivers, torque multipliers and other torque tools.
  4. Cooperation is Necessary Orchestrating a successful torque program requires extensive teamwork in all production related departments to assure consistent adherence to torque specifications. Production planners, supervisors, engineers, quality control technicians, and assemblers must all work together to efficiently control the process. To avoid problems, consult everyone whenever changes relating to the use or type of fasteners are instituted.
  5. Employee Training Professional torque tool suppliers often offer personnel training sessions and workshops. Topics to cover are basic torque theory, types of tools available, how to operate specific tools, preventive maintenance, safety concerns, and job-related ergonomics.
  6. Employee Safety Worker fatigue and potential injuries can be avoided with safety programs and high-quality tools. In critical applications where safety is an issue, the proper use of tools can decrease the incidence of expensive lawsuits and product recalls. To avoid accidents, tools and the work area should be inspected regularly. Worn components should be replaced and unsafe conditions on the assembly line should be rectified before injuries occur. Reducing worker fatigue must also be considered towards achieving production line consistency and reducing repetitive motion injuries. Torque control tools are available which improve ergonomics and reduce the effort required for consistent tightening.
  7. Establish a Calibration Program Calibration is fine-tuning the torque control process in a production environment. Calibration should be checked periodically to determine whether torque tools are operating at their proper settings. Many tools don't have a locking device, and users may easily change their torque settings. When this happens, the tool falls out of adjustment. A regularly scheduled calibration program enables quality control personnel to correct divergence from proper settings, whether it's because of normal tool slippage over time or because of adjustments to the tool. Begin by setting a calibration interval initially based on the severity of the application and the tool manufacturer's recommendations. If the applied torque values are out of range, cut the calibration interval in half and re-test the tools.
  8. Preventive Maintenance To maintain consistent accuracy, torque tools must be checked periodically for wear or defective parts. A properly structured preventive maintenance program optimizes tool performance and reduces unexpected downtime, thereby saving time and money in the long run. Monitoring the number of cycles per day and total hours that a tool is used is the most accurate way to establish proper maintenance intervals. It is recommended that tools be serviced after 100,000 cycles, or if an inspection reveals old or dry grease, parts that show signs of excessive wear, or loose screws or bolts.
  9. Torque Control Increases Quality Control The precise control of torque is a key to quality assembly and can ensure that products perform as expected. In many cases, companies spend a great deal of time and money for disposal or repair of damaged parts during assembly, the result of improper torquing. Worse yet, even if these products make it to market, manufacturers are faced with customer dissatisfaction if they fall apart due to loose screws or stripped threads.
  10. Increase the Return On Investment Tool suppliers should offer recommendations and answers to manufacturers' torque control challenges. Will their tools enable assemblers to build quicker and with less wasted motion? Will they give quality control inspectors more time to check parts thoroughly? Will they reduce errors in the assembly process? And, will they save money and time for the company overall?

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