Product News: Portable Tools

DC Electric Corded Tools have ergonomic design.

Press Release Summary:

DC Electric Corded Tools have ergonomic design.

Aug 29, 2007 - Constructed with ergonomic weight and size considerations, Cleco® 18-48 series uses brushless motor with high-resolution resolver and mechanical reaction transducer technologies. Products are offered in angle, pistol, and in-line versions, delivering torque from 2-230 Nm to accommodate bolt sizes from M5-M16. Designed to promote speed, angle, and torque control during operation, series incorporates low-compression mechanical start switch and on-board memory chip.

Apex Tool Group, LLC - Sparks, MD

Original Press Release

Cooper Power Tools Introduces New Line of Corded Electric Tools with 50% Increased Productivity

Press release date: Aug 21, 2007

LEXINGTON, S.C., August 21, 2007 - Cooper Power Tools today announced the introduction of its Cleco® 18-48 series of DC electric corded tools that offer 50 percent greater productivity and multiple ergonomic enhancements including weight and size reductions, while maintaining its industry proven durability.

These tools feature a new brushless motor with high-resolution resolver and mechanical reaction transducer technologies coupled with one of the most durable gear designs offered today. They deliver torque from 2 to 230 Nm to accommodate bolt sizes from M5 to M16 and are offered in angle, pistol and in-line versions.

Cleco corded electric tools are built for productivity, durability and accuracy. The 18-48 series brushless electric motor has been engineered to provide greater than 50 percent more speed of its 17-47 predecessor. Driven by proven resolver technology, the new line provides precision speed, angle and torque control under the most demanding torque strategies.

The Cleco 18-48 series of electric tools offers significant ergonomic features and improvements over the 17-47 series. Significant weight improvements within the ergonomic window of a hand-held operation allow operators to function with less fatigue and improved productivity.

A five percent handle diameter reduction allows tools to easily integrate into applications with large or small-handed operators. A new low compression mechanical start switch was used to increase Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of the entire system.

The durable Cleco 18-48 series electric tools provide unique modular assembly for ease of repair. Standard tools minimize assembly and disassembly to reduce maintenance downtime. An on-board memory chip records set up values and keeps a count of cycles performed for on-time preventative maintenance scheduling.

For more information about Cleco corded and cordless electric tools, your readers can contact Cooper Power Tools at 800-845-5629 or visit

About Cooper Power Tools Cooper Power Tools manufactures a wide variety of DC electric and pneumatic tools, assembly equipment and related software, specialized drills and cutters, servos, torque measurement and controls, screwdriver bits and sockets, hoist and universal joints. For more information, visit

About Cooper Industries Cooper Industries, Ltd. is a global manufacturer with 2006 revenues of $5.2 billion, approximately 85 percent of which are from electrical products. Incorporated in Bermuda with administrative headquarters in Houston, Cooper employs approximately 31,000 people and operates eight divisions: Cooper B-Line, Cooper Bussmann, Cooper Crouse-Hinds, Cooper Lighting, Cooper Menvier, Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Wiring Devices and Cooper Tools group. Cooper Connection provides a common marketing and selling platform for Cooper's sales to electrical distributors. For more information, visit