Spotlight on Pneumatic Tools

A hightlight on pneumatic tools.

Air Ratchet

Chicago Pneumatic offers the CP Air Ratchet (CP7828) that features the patented TriSpring anti-slip head design, which the company says virtually eliminates slippage while reducing heat buildup for more power and control. The CP7828 is a 3/8-inch square drive ratchet delivering 60 foot-poundss. of ultimate torque. It has a high speed motor that delivers 240 rpm and a dBA rating of 87.5, making it 27 percent quieter. The tool measures 10.75 inches and weighs 2.75 pounds. It also includes CP precision mechanic’s glove and a numbered, limited edition CP racing knife. For more information visit chicagopneumatic.

Paint Stripping

As a leading supplier of sponge media abrasives to the aerospace and aviation industry, Sponge-Jet Inc.’s innovative stripping process offers clean, dry, low dust, reusable surface preparation products. Selectively strip coatings from aluminum or composite skins and airframes without damage to the substrate. Safely clean, strip or profile in small, confined spaces. Use as a dry, non-hazardous alternative to chemicals and conduct spot maintenance without extensive setup or cleanup. For more information call (800) 776-6435 or visit spongejet.

Spray Gun

The Marlin Titan spray gun from COMTECH Aerospace Inc. was developed to reduce VOC emissions. The Marlin innovative concept carries out the tasks of airless, aircoat, HVLP and conventional spray guns therefore only one gun is required. The Marlin Titan spray gun was tested by the AQMD (Air Quality Management District) of Los Angeles. The test results proved the Marlin Titan spray gun offers a unique performance and very high transfer efficiency of 80 to 95 percent. The spray gun operates at an air pressure of between 1-5 psi, using only 4-8 cfm of air. Features include low weight, reduction in mist and odor, low noise level, lower waste disposal, reduced pollution, and material savings. For more information call (403) 875-8362.

Cleaning and Coating Removal Systems

ARMEX from The ArmaKleen Co. is a cleaning and coating removal system using baking soda-based abrasive technology. It can be used to clean, depaint, and degrease a variety of substrates including ferrous metals, aluminum, other alloys, plastics, and composites. The mild abrasivity of the process enables it to clean and depaint high tolerance parts without altering the surface characteristics of most aerospace materials or without causing crack closure. ARMEX is delivered using either compressed air or water in specially engineered equipment manufactured by US Filter Surface Preparation. For more information visit armex or call (800) 332-5424.

Compressed Air System

This packaged compressed airsystem from Kaeser comes with a Sigma rotary screw compressor, refrigerated air dryer, and optional filter compactly mounted on a horizontal receiver tank. Simply connect the power and air line and you have a fully operational compressed air system. Compressor size ranges from 3 to 40 hp with maximum working pressures available from 80 to 205 psig. The compressors are complete with starters, aftercooler, and sound attenuating enclosure. For more information call (800) 777-7873 or visit kaeser.

Random Orbital Buffer

Available both in electric and air models, these random orbital buffers from Dynabrade work on a variety of surfaces including solid surface, fiberglass, plastics, and composites. They are ideal for eliminating swirls from a variety of surfaces. The tools oscillate with a large 3/4-inch offset random pattern to simulate a hand motion and remove swirl problems normally associated with buffing and polishing. The 8-inch diameter buffers are excellent for dealing with large work surfaces. For more information visit dynabrade.

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