Hand Tools are designed for installing rivets and fasteners.

Press Release Summary:

Hydro-pneumatic Avdel® Genesis® nG2, nG3 and nG4 installation tools are suited for assembly operations using breakstem rivets and related fasteners. Devices feature 1.2 sec/rivet installation rate with pull forces from 2,100-4,200 lbf, and include cycle counter to track placement. Air supply shuts off automatically when trigger is released or when stem collector is removed. Impact-resistant tools weigh 4.3-5 lb, and include soft rubber grip to reduce operator fatigue.

Original Press Release:

Textron Fastening Systems Launches Advanced Line of Avdel Genesis Handtools

TROY, Mich., Aug. 31, 2006 - Textron Fastening Systems has introduced lightweight Avdel® Genesis® nG handtools with advanced features that increase reliability, ergonomics, productivity, and service over the models they replace.

The new hydro-pneumatic Avdel® Genesis® nG2, nG3 and nG4 installation tools are applicable in assembly operations that use breakstem rivets and related fasteners in construction, automotive, aerospace, and general industrial uses. They replace Avdel® Genesis® G2, G3 and G4 models.

"Avdel® Genesis® nG tools are stronger, lighter and faster," said Seshu Seshasai, executive vice president of technology for Textron Fastening System. "Safety, productivity and improved ergonomics were key to their development."
New features include a redesigned spring that reduces installation rates to 1.2 seconds per rivet, with pull forces that vary between 2,100 lbf and 4,200 lbf. An integrated cycle counter tracks placements and alerts operators to maintenance schedules.

A soft rubber grip reduces operator fatigue, and air supply shuts off automatically when the trigger is released, or when the stem collector is removed. A new bearing guide controlled by a hydraulic piston reduces oil consumption.

Avdel® Genesis® nG handtools weigh between 4.3 pounds and 5.0 pounds, with impact-resistant plastic bodies and heavy-duty rubber bases for long-term service in demanding assembly environments. Steel tie rods remove structural loads from the body and secure air cylinder components directly to the tool head.

For more information, call (800) 544-6117 in the U. S. and Canada or e-mail info@tfs.textron.com. Further details are available at www.textronfasteningsystems.com.

Headquartered in Troy, Mich., USA, Textron Fastening Systems is a leading provider of value-based fastening solutions, engineered fastening systems, state-of-the-art assembly technology, and inventory management and application engineering services. With 9,000 employees worldwide, Textron Fastening Systems supplies value-added products, systems and services to customers in more than 150 countries. Textron Fastening Systems recently was acquired by Platinum Equity from Textron Inc and will introduce its new name and branding before the end of this year.

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