The largest market segment for electric and battery tools is automotive manufacturing. Though the entire manufacturing industry is experiencing the expanded use of these products on many other assembly lines, such as aerospace, recreational transport (ATVs, watercraft, motorcycles), appliances, heavy agriculture, electronics, construction equipment and general assembly applications that need greater quality control and assurance.
There are several reasons why manufacturing plants are predominately choosing precision electric and battery tools. When it comes to improving product safety, quality control and reducing costs, the old-school mindset of “tighten to torque” simply won’t cut it.
One way to detect and analyze failures is with network-connected tools that provide a data-driven perspective. For safety, multi-purpose functionality and quality-critical applications, a plant-wide network enables greater productivity, as network-connected tools ensure a highly accurate, repeatable and traceable fastening process. The data collected and stored from each tool within the assembly line is critical to delivering this capability.
Electric and battery-driven systems allow operators to move around freely, with error-proofing capabilities and the ability to adjust to multiple torque conditions through simple programming. Manufacturers that are improving their quality control are rapidly deploying electric and battery assembly tools that offer greater accuracy, flexibility, control and can be equipped with integrated, wireless networking capabilities for traceability.