Bit Holders provide torque control on hard joints.

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When used with current-control driver, Compliant Drive(TM) Bit Holders permit driver to complete joint even if running at full speed. Units work with Smart Torq(TM) II Controller, which provides error-proof fastener assembly by controlling and monitoring dc brushless electric screwdrivers. With 8 programmable torque settings, controller offers adjustable go-no-go limits for cycle time, joint rate, cycle start current, and cycle complete current.

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New Device Provides Precise Torque Control On Hard Joints...Even When Fasteners Driven At Full Speed

Increases Assembly Rates for Current-Controlled Drivers

CLEVELAND, OH-January 16, 2006- ASG, a division of Jergens, Inc., has announced a new series of bit holders for fastener assembly. The new Compliant Drive(TM) Bit Holders, (patent pending), provide precise torque control on hard joints. When used in conjunction with a current-controlled driver, they permit the driver to complete the joint even if running at full speed. In the past, drivers were often required to slow down significantly to control final torque if a current-controlled system was employed when assembling a hard joint.

The Compliant Driver Bit Holders were developed by ASG for use in conjunction with its latest generation of error-proofing products for fastener assembly, the Smart Torq(TM) II Controller. The Smart Torq(TM) II Controller provides economical error-proof fastener assembly by controlling and monitoring DC brushless electric screwdrivers from ASG.

The Smart Torq II is exceptionally easy to set-up and use. First, it learns the driver's current versus time characteristics for a representative fastener by monitoring its installation in the assembly. Once learned, the unit's processor monitors current and time to verify all subsequent fasteners are properly installed. Additionally, it counts and verifies that the specified number of fasteners are in place. The Smart Torq II device provides this capability without the use of expensive torque transducers and angle encoders.

Along with precise torque control, The Smart Torq II controller provides fully adjustable "go-no-go" limits for cycle time, joint rate, cycle start current and cycle complete current. These adjustable limits allow the user to customize control and error-proofing features for their application.

The Smart Torq II controller has eight programmable torque settings that allow one driver to perform up to eight different torque applications within the torque range of the driver. Torque control, error-proofing and batch counting for multiple applications are now available in one cost-effective package.

ASG is located at 15700 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Telephone (216) 486-6163 Fax: (216)-481-4519. E-mail: Inquiries to Paula Yuen.

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