accurate fastening is accomplished with custom fastener heads
Accurate Fastening is Accomplished with Custom Fastener Heads
The Aerospace industry is a very competitive and large industry. This keeps manufacturers fighting to be on top by increasing productivity and constantly making improvements. Aircrafts are very intricate and are very reliable on products, especially fasteners which hold the planes together, to keep passengers safe always. A single aircraft has usually around 2 million fasteners, placed in small and cramped spaces. This makes it difficult for manufacturers to tighten these fasteners to the needed amount. That is where these custom fastener heads come in huge. They allow the manufacturer to tighten these fasteners in a simpler manner, which in turn creates a more efficient production allowing more aircrafts to be made with the highest level of reliability and safety.
Aircraft manufacturers are not the only ones stepping up their game to improve the manufacturing process. Power tool manufacturers are also producing programmable fastening tools that allow the user to choose the torque, traceability, and batch count. The most innovative change made by Ingersoll Rand is the custom tool heads. Custom heads are place on the tool allowing easier access to fasteners in awkward or tight areas. They can be customized to specific aircrafts to allow the fastest process possible for manufacturers. These custom heads also allow manufacturers to use a single tool for the whole process and simply change the heads on the power tool instead of carrying around multiple tools.
There are many different types of custom heads. Some include geared offset tool heads, tube nut wrench heads, hold and drive tool heads, and custom skinning components. Geared offset tool heads allows manufacturers to easily reach small spaces. Tube nut wrench heads are used on fluid or air lines within the aircraft. Custom skinning components is used on the outside of the aircraft. Finally, hold and drive tool heads which break off when the set torque has been reached.
Aerospace purchasing has a dedicated and expansive array of fasteners, which makes us a premier supplier. We serve customers as a one-stop shop and primary destination for product sourcing. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at www.aerospacepurchasing.com or call 412-212-0606.