Process Controller is designed for DC electric fastening.

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Compatible with Stanley® QPM DC electric tools from 0.6-2,000 nm, QA Alpha can link multiple parameter sets in sequence for tightening different fasteners in workstation. It features Embedded Toolbox software, Ethernet for message-based protocols and fieldbus I/O mapping USB Port, and 2 COM ports, one connecting computer and enabling remote configuration, and one for adding barcode reader, printer, or other serial device. I/O controller options include 24 V, fieldbus, and Modbus TCP.



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Stanley Introduces the QA Alpha Controller for DC Electric Fastening - Featuring New Software That Puts Communication in Overdrive



June 24, 2008 - Stanley Assembly Technologies introduces the QA Alpha controller for DC electric fastening. The QA Alpha controller has a bright and bold user interface with newly enhanced process capabilities and easy-to-use Embedded Toolbox software. It is also compatible with the full range of Stanley® QPM DC electric tools, from 0.6 to 2000 Nm and higher.

Enhanced process capabilities include linking of multiple parameter sets ("tasks") in a sequence ("job") for tightening different fasteners in a workstation. Assignable inputs/outputs eliminate the need for a PLC in many applications. I/O controller options include 24V, fieldbus, and Modbus TCP. Users may program all of these capabilities via either the controller keypad/display or the Embedded Toolbox software by connecting with any Web browser with JavaScript enabled and Adobe Flash Player installed.

"The QA Alpha, with standard Ethernet, is equipped with the technology that today's high-performance manufacturing plants demand," commented the company's Product and Marketing Manager, Doug Versele. "Stanley Assembly Technologies is committed to taking the lead in improving the threaded fastening process."

The QA Alpha includes the following standard communication features:

Ethernet - for message-based protocols and fieldbus I/O mapping
USB Port - for use with the optional Stanley USB Memory Stick to import/export rundown data, traces and parameter sets; to provide backup/restore; and to perform software upgrades

Two COM ports - one for connecting your computer and enabling remote configuration, and one for adding a barcode reader, printer or other serial device

For additional information, contact Stanley Assembly Technologies at (877) 709-8006 or visit www.StanleyAssembly.com. Stanley Assembly Technologies provides solutions to the global assembly market, including the motor vehicle industry. Core solutions include high-performance Stanley® DC electric and pneumatic tightening tools and controllers and Cobotics(TM) Intelligent Assist Devices for ergonomic material handling.

The Stanley Works (NYSE: "SWK") is a worldwide supplier of consumer products, industrial tools and security solutions for professional, industrial and consumer use. Consumer products include hand tools, mechanics tools, tool storage and hardware. Industrial tools include fastening systems, auto assembly tools, storage systems, professional laser measuring and leveling tools and hydraulic attachments. Security Solutions includes the integration and supplying of security systems and access control solutions, including automatic door and locking systems for commercial applications.

Our innovative Consumer and Industrial products help people utilize their skills, express their creativity and realize their visions on work sites around the globe. Brand names include Stanley®, Husky®, Cobotics(TM), Goldblatt®, Bostitch®, Jensen®, Mac®, Proto®, LaBounty®, Vidmar®, CST®, David White® and Zag®. Our Security Solutions brands include Stanley®, Best®, Blick® and Frisco Bay®.

Stanley Assembly Technologies
Contact: Joe Jerdonek
E-mail: jjerdonek@stanleyworks.com
Phone: (440) 229-9573
Fax: (440) 461-8693

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