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Lightweight handtools with advanced features

05 July 2007

Avdel has introduced lightweight Genesis nG handtools with advanced features that reportedly increase reliability, ergonomics, productivity and service over the models they replace.

The new hydro-pneumatic Avdel Genesis nG1, nG2, nG2s, nG3 and nG4 installation tools are applicable in assembly operations that use breakstem rivets and lockbolts in automotive, vehicle manufacturing, construction and general industry. Avdel Genesis nG handtools weigh between 1.5kg and 2.28kg, with pull forces that vary between 6.0kN to 18.68kN.

The new tools are claimed to be stronger and faster - and enhanced safety, increased productivity and improved ergonomics were key to their development.

New features include an additional piston return spring that reduces installation rates to 1.2 seconds per rivet and an integrated cycle counter that tracks working strokes and alerts operators to maintenance schedules.

A soft rubber grip reduces operator fatigue, and the air supply shutoff can be easily controlled by the trigger. This contributes to energy saving and noise reduction. A new safety feature ensures that with the stem collector removed, no spent stems are ejected rearwards.

Avdel Genesis nG handtools feature impact-resistant plastic bodies and heavy-duty rubber bases - which can give benefits especially in demanding assembly environments. Additional steel tie rods securely connect the air cylinder components to the tool head and remove structural loads from the body. The introduction of bearings into the head assembly reduces component wear and extends tool life.

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