Press Release Summary:
Computer-controlled Aeroswage provides accurate assembly combined with instant documentation of gaugeable fittings. Uniting precision drive train with automatic electronic micrometer, integrated fitting body capture feature holds fitting body for 1-handed installation of 2 ferrule fittings. Onboard micrometer dynamically measures nut to body gap and closure rates thousands of times per second during assembly. Aeroswage also detects missing and inverted ferrules or cross threaded nuts.
Original Press Release:
Handheld, Computerized Swaging Tool
American Power Tool Company of Wellington, Colorado has developed and patented a new portable, computer controlled power tool, designed to streamline installation of instrument grade fittings manufactured by Swagelok, Parker Hannifin, Hy-Lok and others. Aeroswage provides rapid, accurate, assembly combined with instant documentation of high quality gaugeable fittings in seconds. Uniting a precision drive train with an automatic electronic micrometer, the integrated fitting body capture feature grasps and holds the fitting body for effortless one handed installation of two ferrule fittings.
Aeroswage delivers unparalleled accuracy and repeatability by continuously monitoring the complete swaging process. The tool's on board micrometer dynamically measures nut to body gap and closure rates thousands of times per second during the assembly process to establish a precise final nut to body gap. Simultaneously Aeroswage compares the installation in progress to numerous checkpoints within the tool's comprehensive data base. This ensures a reliable, repeatable swage, meeting factory recommended installation requirements for each fitting installed.
Aeroswage automatically pinpoints and detects missing and inverted ferrules or cross threaded nuts. This revolutionary new tool eliminates the subjectivity of determining the hand tight starting position, manual marking of witness locations and 1 ¼ turns of manual hand wrenching of the fitting hex nut. Aeroswage virtually eliminates the potential for tube blow outs and leaks associated with incomplete hand wrenching procedures.
All data compiled concerning each swage installation is easily down loaded to your pc through the tools' onboard USB port for archiving and future reference. Valuable Quality Assurance data provides verification of the accuracy of each fitting's assembly; saving you time and money by minimizing rework.
Aeroswage supports a host of useful accessories that make the technician's time more productive. The synergy of our assembly system is enhanced by our razor sharp tube cutter. This integrated attachment perfectly cuts heavy wall stainless steel tubing in seconds, while maintaining the tube's integrity and concentricity, contributing to a high precision swage. Innovative, interchangeable hardware eliminates torque reaction to the technician. Currently, torque reactions created by the use of hand wrenches are a leading contributor to repetitive stress disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow and back. Optional accessories enable Aeroswage to accommodate a host of fitting sizes and types such as unions, elbows, Tees, and crosses with a single power tool.
Aeroswage's effortless installation of two ferrule fittings means production rates up to 100 fittings per hour while maintaining unsurpassed quality standards. Made from the highest quality Aerospace materials and individually CNC machined in the United States, Aeroswage delivers value and is built to last.
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