CLEVELAND, OH – It’s been seven long years since the last assembly industry focused trade show has been held in the U.S. This year, ASG is one of only 30 companies (out of a field of 150-plus exhibitors) participating as a Charter Exhibitor at the new Assembly Show, being held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. ASG is proud to be demonstrating a wide variety of Fiam premium pneumatic torque tools and solutions, HIOS DC electric torque control screwdrivers, and the new X-PAQ™ with EH2 Series transducerized DC electric screwdrivers and nutrunners, along with an array of long-time popular core products and accessories for assembly in Booth 1133.
ASG Adds More than 1,000 SKU’s Within the Last Year
ASG has steadily been making headway in expanding and rounding out their catalog of products and solutions for assembly. Focused efforts have been underway since 2011 to identify open areas in the ASG product line that need to be filled. As ASG’s new product manager, industry veteran Phil Klingler has been instrumental in specifying new products to add to the ASG catalog. Meanwhile, General Manager Bryon Shafer and Neil Maniccia, new Divisional Sales Manager, have been focused on supporting existing sales and forging new partnerships. As a result of the combined efforts of the ASG team, over 1,000 new SKU’s have been added to the ASG product catalog since the beginning of 2013.
Fiam ‘Ultimate Gold’ Premium Air Tools & Systems
ASG is proud to be the Exclusive North American Master Distributor of Fiam’s line of premium pneumatic tools and systems. At the booth, customers are invited to test a wide range of Fiam inline and pistol grip screwdrivers including the 3I model ‘Triple Air Inlet’ pistol grip screwdriver and the exclusively unique ‘Up Grip” upside down pistol grip screwdriver. The Fiam blow feed screwfeeder is also on display, and several 2CS model tools are networked to the TOM (Torque Operation Monitor) error-proofing system.
Fiam brand products are included as part of the ASG Industrial Product Group.
NEW X-PAQ™ Precision Fastening Systems with EH2 Series Tools for Higher Torque Applications
ASG has expanded the advanced technology X-PAQ™ line to include new systems and tools designed for applications requiring torque in the range of 1 to 35 N.m. Ten new X-PAQ™ controllers, which are designed for use with the new EH2 Series transducerized DC electric torque control screwdrivers and nutrunners, are available in different configurations.
Controllers feature torque and angle monitoring and I/O monitoring; built-in simplified PLC functionality allows ladder logic creation, monitoring and storage; history and monitoring functions that record fastening results, torque curves and system error data as .CSV files which are easily imported into spreadsheets for report creation; USB port for connection to PC and LAN for offsite programming (O/S compatible); capability to accept optional bar code reader; and Multi-Spindle Synchronization for control of up to 10 tools.
EH2 Series transducerized DC electric screwdrivers and nutrunners are available in a variety of torque ranges up to 35 N.m. Screwdrivers are available as both inline and pistol grip configurations. EH2 Series premium quality tools offer ultimate durability in a sleek profile aluminum body and feature torque and angle control, brushless DC electric motor, and ergonomic comfort grip. Pulse Fastening Technology vastly reduces the reaction typically associated with higher torque tools and protects operators from repetitive injuries.
All X-PAQ™ products are part of the ASG Precision Fastening Product Group. ASG is demonstrating the new X-PAQ™ controller and EH2 Series tools at the booth. The display also highlights the optional bar code reader function.
NEW DTW Series ‘Ultimate Gold’ Digital Torque Wrenches
ASG now offers a brand new line of premium digital torque wrenches to the ASG Industrial Product Group. The ASG DTW Series includes 64 digital torque wrenches covering an extremely wide torque range of 1 to 2,000 N.m (0.7 to 1,476 lbf.ft) across the series. TW models measure torque, while TAW models measure both torque and angle. Wireless models (-W designation) communicate with the Wireless Smart Receiver Box, which collects data from several tools at once for export to PC for data analysis and reporting.
Extremely durable, DTW Series tools feature gold standard quality design, components and accuracy and feature a robust bi-directional ratchet head and ergonomic soft grip non-slip handle to ensure user comfort. User-friendly multiple mode menu-driven platform with Date, Track, Peak, Set, Recall, Upload, Languages and Comms menu functions. Includes a high visibility full color organic LED display screen along with color indicator LED lights and audible alarm.
Onboard programming and memory allows 99 programmable presets with 2,000+ onboard measurement memory. Unit selector in cN.m, N.m, kgf.cm, kgf.m, in.oz, lbf.in and lbf.ft. Calibration by date or number of cycles available. PLC communications with ASCII or binary. Data export files are compatible with PC and SPC programs to allow data analysis and report creation. DTW Series digital torque wrenches offer accuracy of +/- 1% of actual reading from 10% to 100% of full scale.
Visitors to the ASG booth can review five functioning DTW Series tools with different torque ranges spanning 10 to 400 N.m.
NEW ST Series ‘Ultimate Gold’ Smart Transducer Torque Testers
ST Series Smart Transducer Torque Testers feature plug and play technology for ultimate flexibility. A single Smart Control Module (Direct Plug-In Smart Control Module plugs directly into PC, or Wireless Smart Control Module used with the Wireless Smart Receiver Box) operates all 22 Smart Transducers, covering a torque range of 0.5 to 2,000 N.m (0.7 to 1,476 lbf.ft) across the series. Users purchase a single Smart Control Module along with only the transducers needed to satisfy their company’s torque testing needs.
ST Series Smart Transducer Torque Testers feature gold standard quality design, components and accuracy, and are included in the ASG Industrial Product Group. Smart Control Modules feature a simple, easy to use menu driven platform with Date, Track, Peak, Peak 1/2, Dynamic, Set, Recall, Upload, Languages and Comms modes. Includes seven user-selectable torque units. Storage for 2000+ results with easy upload to PC or SPC programs for data analysis. The Smart Control Module operates with a Wireless Smart Receiver Box, which monitors several tools at once. All modules include a high visilibity organic LED screen with viewing angle of 170 degrees. Torque accuracy is +/- 0.5 of actual reading from 10% to 100% of full scale.
Other Products and Technologies on Display
In addition to new products, ASG is also demonstrating a selection of HIOS DC electric torque control screwdrivers including the BLG-5000 with integrated screw counting capability, a variety of torque meters and testers, tape machines and label dispensers, and a screw presenter used with vacuum pick-up integration. The popular lower torque X-PAQ™ system with a SD2500 transducerized DC electric screwdriver is in operation, in addition to an X-PAQ™ integrated with the ASG SRS Sequence Recognition System.
ASG has been offering products and solutions for the assembly industry for over 30 years. A complete line of torque control products and precision fastening equipment is offered through ASG Assembly, Industrial, and Precision Fastening product groups and includes electric and pneumatic torque control drivers, automated fastening systems, torque testers, work station accessories, precision screw presenters, automatic tape and label dispensers, the X-PAQ™ System, and more.