Right Angle Nutrunner has built-in microprocessor

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Medium-torque 66 Series Sliding Spindle nutrunner for handheld or fixtured applications is rated at 40, 75, 90, or 160 Nm. Tool is available with 4, 5, or 11 in. sliding spindle. It has microprocessor-based Intelligent Tool Interface inside tool handle that makes setup and calibration automatic upon connection of tool to company's CS4000 or CS5000 Controller. Data stored by the module includes tool model number, build date, serial number, and more.



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SPX GSE tech-motive tool Offers Right Angle Sliding Spindle Nutrunners



April 19, 2002, Novi, MI - SPX GSE tech-motive tool has added right angle sliding spindle nutrunners to its line of medium-torque 66 Series intelligent fastening tools.

Marketed under the GSE tech-motive tool brand name, the right angle sliding spindle nutrunners are available for handheld or fixtured applications and are rated at 40, 75, 90 or 160 Nm. The tools rated in all of these torque capacities are offered with 5-in sliding spindles with 1-in retraction and 7-, 9-, and 11-in sliding spindles with 2-in retraction. Models rated for 40 Nm are also available with a 4-in sliding spindle with 1-in retraction. Depending on the torque capacity of the tool, the square drive on the sliding spindle may be 3/8-, 1/2- 5/8- or 3/4-in with pin detent. A ball detent or thru-hole may be specified, as well.

Handheld models are available with a short or long trigger lever for operator preference and comfort, and torque information is at the user's fingertips. The tool handle has a four-character alphanumeric digital display that shows torque readings, torque and tool status information, and scrolling messages that can have as many as 16 characters. The display can be positioned four ways to accommodate vertical and left-hand use of the tool.

All GSE tech-motive tool 66 Series nutrunners have a lightweight aluminum handle, low mass motor that enables the tool to stop quickly when achieving rundown torque and small diameter rotors for improved torque control. All have a programmable multi-purpose pushbutton that can be used for Cycle Complete (for data transmission), multiple parameter set selection, and other functions. There's also a forward/reverse button for direction control.

All GSE tech-motive tool intelligent series nutrunners contain an internal microprocessor - the Intelligent Tool Interface (ITI) module - inside the tool handle. The ITI module makes setup and calibration automatic upon connection of the tool to a GSE tech-motive tool CS4000 or CS5000 Controller. Data stored by the ITI module includes the tool model number, build date, serial number, minimum and maximum torque capacities, minimum and maximum speed capacities, calibration torque, calibration counts, angle counts per revolution, and last dates of calibration and repair. The ITI board also indicates whether the tool is fixtured and stores data regarding opposite rotation, left-hand tightening, auto retract, retract shutoff torque, retract speed, cycle, locked rotor, and over-temperature counts (to aid in diagnostic and preventive maintenance scheduling).

Serial communication between the tool and controller is high speed and noise immune. Digital communication enables the use of long cables between the controller and the tools, as needed.

In addition to the 66 Series nutrunners, SPX GSE tech-motive tool also offers low-torque 46 Series nutrunners, with torque capacity of 5 to 1 5 Nm.

For additional information on SPX GSE tech-motive tool intelligent fastening nutrunners, visit the products section on www.gsetechmotive.com.

SPX GSE tech-motive tool, formerly known as Advanced Assembly Group (AAG), is a manufacturer of DC electric fastening tools, controllers, multi-spindle fastening systems, strain gage-based transducers and data collection instruments. Products are marketed under the GSE and tech-motive tool brand names.

SPX GSE tech-motive tool shares its headquarters with sister division SPX GSE Scale Systems in Novi, Michigan, USA. Parent company SPX Corporation is a global provider of technical products and systems, industrial products and services, flow technology and service solutions. The Internet address for SPX Corporation's home page is www.spx.com.

LINDA J ASHLEY

GSE tech-motive tool

42860 Nine Mile Road

Novi, MI 48375-4122

Tel: 248-596-0600 FAX: 248-596-0601 www.gsetechmotive.com.

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