Sumake Industrial Screwdrivers

Few people are aware that pneumatic screwdrivers are among the most commonly used pneumatic tools. On the other hand, when it comes to pneumatic screwdrivers, there are few people who have them at home.

If so, where are all these supposedly popular pneumatic screwdrivers located? The pneumatic screwdrivers are mainly used in large industrial plants on production lines. The advantages of using such screws in this type of companies or factories are obvious.

Just as no one in the house will tie compressors with each other to just screw something into the kitchen or twist in the hallway, of course a wireless screwdriver will be indispensable here.

But what is an advantage here becomes a disadvantage on the production line, where you don’t have to run anywhere with a screwdriver, who spends most of his time in one workstation and additionally should work non-stop.

Cordless screwdrivers, of course, have their own advantages, but after all, every battery has to be discharged. Backup batteries are necessary, and when we add a long charging time and the cost of the battery, as well as a high failure rate during operation in such a mode, it can greatly increase the investment costs.

The use of pneumatic screwdrivers on the production line is undoubtedly the best and most rational solution. Special industrial screw driver models can be used for continuous multi-shift operation and are designed for ergonomic use.

Depending on the needs, different models also offer various facilities, such as push-to-start or shut-off systems. All these advantages of industrial pneumatic screwdrivers have a positive effect on comfort and reduced operator fatigue while increasing overall efficiency.

Below we discuss some of the most interesting solutions used in Sumake industrial pneumatic screwdrivers.

  • The push start

This system is a very popular and very useful solution that allows extremely precise control of the moment when the tool is started up.

The start occurs automatically only when the bit is pressed against the screw. Use of the trigger is completely unnecessary. There is also a variant in which it is necessary to press the bit and press the trigger.

  • Shut-off clutch

A screwdriver with shut-off clutch, immediately shut off the air supply when the set torque is reached. The solution is recommended when the screwing is carried out in uniform materials of constant density on the whole surface and a specified torque is required for screwing in.

An alternative to the above system is a cushion type clutch. Also used on screwdrivers with adjustable torque, but in this case braking occurs when this torque is reached. The screwdriver starts to tear and the bit pulls the screw until it is possible.

Different screw series have one or more of the above characteristics. It is worth paying attention to this, because depending on the specificity of the industry and user needs, some of these solutions will certainly be more useful than others.

Continuing with the industrial thread of Sumake screws, it is necessary to mention the innovative solutions used in various series.

Above all, the patented spider coupling system, which maintains low vibration and low torque deviation (±3%), as well as the MCL cross-control system used in engines, which increases power by 30% compared to conventional solutions.

Industrial screwdrivers also have an increased range of torques compared to conventional models.

Comfort of working with industrial screwdrivers is crucial, especially from the operator’s point of view. Sumake traditionally places great emphasis on ergonomics, knowing that these screwdrivers often work 24 hours a day, in multi-shift mode.

In their tools they have used many different types of amenities which increase the comfort and convenience at work. From the reduced weight of the tool through the use of special composite materials, to the extremely comfortable, especially designed ergonomic handle made of thermoplastic elastomer, a material which is famous for its unique anti-slip properties.

In addition, the torque can be adjusted conveniently, the direction of rotation can be changed quickly, the air supply can be connected flexible and the vibration level can be reduced.

With a change in technology, acquisition of new patents or modernization of production lines, Sumake introduces a new series of tools (although the old ones are still produced). The situation with industrial screw drivers is no different.

Straight screwdrivers with shut-off system (disengaged after reaching the preset torque), available torques (depending on the model) from 0.1 Nm to 24 Nm.

FP – activated by pressing the push-bit (push-start). CP Series straight screw driver series.
FL – lever operated. The successor of CL series.
FA – straight screwdrivers, lever operated. The equivalent of the CA series.

  • Gun screws

APP – pistol pneumatic screwdrivers equipped with a push to start system (triggering by pressing the bit), or alternatively, a trigger requirement (APPT then marked).

The trigger can be locked. Torque range (depending on model) from 0.3 Nm to 28 Nm. Deactivated when the specified torque is reached.
ABP – traditionally activated by pressing the trigger (alternatively push start, ASP code). Switched off when the set torque is reached. Various air inlet configurations are available.

ADPN – Direct-drive model, with trigger, torque from 5 Nm to 13 Nm.

Turnbuckles with “cushioned” clutch. They achieve torques from 0.5 Nm to 13 Nm (adjustable, depending on model).

ACP – push-start model (capable screwdriver series equivalent).
ACPN – activated only by pressing the trigger.
I hope that this article has shed some light on the wide range of Sumake industrial screw drivers. Of course, if you have any questions or doubts, please feel free to contact us – we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

David is the blog editor of e-pneumatic blog, and the main author of its articles. He is also a student of automation in the Gdansk Technical University in Poland.

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