The Problem with Heavy Tools Bolting applications often require heavy tools such as torque wrenches and impact wrenches to achieve the appropriate level of tightness for bolts. However, handling these tools can be challenging and even dangerous. Fortunately, tool balancer arms can be used to counterbalance the tool’s weight and reduce physical strain, providing added
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FlexArm Counterbalances Heavy Aircat Impact Wrench The FlexArm engineering team recently designed a custom solution to counterbalance an Aircat 1994 1″ Superduty Impact Wrench. The tool has a weight of 35 lbs and needs the freedom to rotate about the vertical and horizontal axes, as indicated by the red arrows in figure 1. Reduce Operator
Custom Torque Reaction Arm for Atlas Copco
Nut Runner: Improving Safety and Productivity in Industrial Applications
In industrial applications, torque reaction arms play a critical role in maintaining worker safety, improving productivity, and reducing workplace injuries. An end user came to us looking for an ergonomic solution for an Atlas Copco ETV-ST101-370-FS-F Nut Runner. The FlexArm engineering team created a custom torque reaction arm to fit their needs. This custom torque
A customer came to Flex looking for an ergonomic solution to help lift and maneuver a 40-pound Milwaukee Tool Electromagnetic drill press. The weight is often the biggest complaint among its users, causing discomfort and strain while using the tool. The FlexArm engineering team designed and created a custom solution to counterbalance the mag drill
Safety is of the utmost importance when operating heavy machinery, especially when it comes to press brakes. The large, heavy parts involved, can easily cause significant injuries if not handled properly. That’s why the team at FlexArm is committed to providing our customers with the best and safest lifting solutions.
Handheld grinders are powerful tools used in just about every metalworking environment. It is cumbersome and tiring work that puts considerable strain on the user. In a time where companies cannot afford lost time due to injuries, ergonomic solutions are now more important than ever.
See how this simple ergonomic solution prevents operator fatigue and repetitive motion injuries.
See how a reaction plate can be integrated into a FlexArm for a simple torque reaction solution for tools with large amounts of torque.
See how this FlexArm counterbalances a crimping tool while still allowing the operator to reach every spot within their workspace.
See how this FlexArm counterbalancing solution reduces fatigue by taking the 10-pound Atlas Copco grinder out of the operator's hands.
See how this arm keeps operators safe by counterbalancing both a 10-pound grinder and a 3-pound deburring tool.
See how this customer is turning a two-man operation into a one-man operation with the FlexArm Ergonomic Arm.
Watch the video of this application at the bottom of this page. A customer was looking for a counterbalancing solution that would allow them to comfortably operate a 10-pound Chicago Pneumatic grinder. We paired it with the standard B-19-RG arm and the Rotational Gimbal 101100 (fits tools with tool body between Ø2.63″-3.625″). The arm allows
Check out this custom ergonomic solution of a G-30 FlexArm that counterbalances a 25-pound pistol grip nutrunner with an Atlas Copco reaction plate.
See how the FlexArm B-19-RG torque reaction arm counterbalances an air rammer tool while giving the operator complete range of motion.