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.
FlexArm’s solution to this problem was to design and manufacture a custom mount that would connect to the tool using the bolt pattern between the handle and body of the tool. The G-30 arm with max cylinders and custom mount counterbalances the tool’s weight, which helps reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity.
In addition to the custom mount, FlexArm also designed and manufactured a mobile base for the G-30 model arm. The base has a roughly 3′ x 3′ footprint and weighs about 700 lbs. This mobile base allows the arm to be moved around to different workstations, reducing the need for operators to carry heavy tools from one location to another.
Ergonomic solutions like the one provided by FlexArm are essential for ensuring the health and safety of workers. The custom solution provided by FlexArm met the customer’s requirements and helped promote a safer and more productive work environment.
If you’re having difficulties with the weight of your tool and need a solution that makes operation easier and safer, reach out to us HERE or call us at 1-800-837-2503. Our team of engineers would be happy to discuss your needs and offer a solution.