Stainless Steel Wrenches meet critical sterility standards.

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Available in 6 sizes with overall lengths of 5-8 in., Grade 420 Stainless Steel Combination Wrenches are corrosion-resistant and can be autoclaved up to 250°F. Tools have open end angled at 15° and 12-point box end for hexagonal or square nuts. Provided individually or as 6-piece set in roll-up pouch, wrenches help assure aseptic environments in critical areas for industrial, scientific, and health care users. Sizes include 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, and 5/8 in.

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Aven Stainless Steel Wrenches Meet Critical Sterility Standards

ANN ARBOR, MI - Six corrosion-resistant combination wrenches are among stainless steel maintenance tools that Aven, Inc. supplies to help assure aseptic environments in critical areas for industrial, scientific and health care users.

The Grade 420 stainless steel wrenches can be autoclaved up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit, just as lab equipment and medical tools are. A multi-level hardening process provides durability and strength.

"Like our dozens of other stainless hand tools, these are designed for settings where it's essential to avoid rust, chrome particles and other contamination," says Aven president Mike Shahpurwala. Using general purpose carbon alloy tools to install or repair process equipment introduces ferrous contamination risk.

Aven's stainless combo wrenches, with overall lengths of five to eight inches, each have an open end angled at 15 degrees and a 12-point box end for hexagonal or square nuts. These sizes are provided individually or as a six-piece set in a roll-up pouch: 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 9/16" and 5/8". Metric sizes are available by special order.

They're suitable for medical device manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, biotechnology, hospitals, environmental engineering, food processing, pharmaceutical labs or plants, marine applications, aerospace facilities, research centers and chemical production.

The 27-year-old old industrial and scientific supplier, based in Southeast Michigan, also offers 400 series stainless steel pliers, cutters, screwdrivers, hex keys, nut setters and bits.

For more information, call Aven at (734) 973-0099. A digital catalog is at

Visit Aven at Booth 2977 of the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) show in Anaheim, Calif., from Feb. 8-10, 2011.

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