The new electric screwdriver
On the threshold of the seventieth anniversary from its foundation, Fiam has established itself as the leading company in the industrial assembly sector making its debut in the market of the electric screwdrivers with its own range eTensil.
Electric, efficient, easy-to-use, eTensil aims to be the Made in Italy response to Industry 4.0 demand for green, versatile and intelligent tools with a high level of performance and reliability, programmed to be integrated in a smart production organization: from precision mechanics to automotive, from electronics to household appliances assembly.
Design, power, precision in construction and excellence in manufacturing are the cornerstones that make eTensil a proudly Italian solution. This is a systematic project in which every detail has been developed and elaborated around top performance.
Through eTensil production efficiency is assured: the screwdrivers are equipped with an exclusive brushless motor with reduced need for maintenance, designed to remove wearing components, friction and to low motor inertia, which ensures the screwdriver an endless electric lifespan. Maximum tightening torque control and high functional efficiency reduction assembly complete the profile of a screwdriver that in terms of precision and reliability has few terms of comparison.
A greater ergonomic comfort has been reached thanks to the design that increases functionality and the easiness to handle the tools. The soft-grip handle has a structure designed to provide a safe grip in every operation. The low grip, close to the tightening area, makes the centring easy and fast. The casing designed by Fiam’s design center has been made using the latest technology in ESD reinforced plastics that excel in lightness and impact resistance. These also have a dissipative capacity that is immune to electromagnetic disturbances. As a consequence, the eTensil range is ESD certified, a characteristic that makes these tools absolutely suitable when assembling high-quality electrical components. The wide range of accessories for the clamping and the fixing ensures a versatility of use that opens a big application field. The true point of pride is the pressure required to activate the lever start up: one of the lowest available on the market, reducing the effort of the user.
Electronics on board. eTensil tools have been developed to ensure a total and constant control in each tightening stage. Thanks to an exclusive system of LEDs linked to the internal control devices, the operators can always monitor the status and the settings of their tools. A micro console incorporated in the tool allows to activate the different types of start, the stop, and the reversibility in a faster and smarter way. Few simple steps are sufficient for programming the most suitable start up modality for each operation directly on the tool, without having to change the mechanical set-up and bringing productive speed benefits. The exclusive Smart Pro programming provides seven different start-up modalities, but the electronics on board is already prepared for a wider range of personalizations.
What makes eTensil a tightening advanced system is also the combined power supply unit that provides the electrical power levels appropriate for the tool, allows the user to quickly set the rotation speed and its high visibility LEDs show immediately the status of the key procedures, ensuring the constant monitoring of the tool’s conditions and of the working cycle.
Thanks to eTensil, Fiam secures the primacy of being the only european producer able to offer at the same time both pneumatic and electrical solutions for the industrial tightening sector.
Through this forward-looking operation, long wanted by the company, Fiam consolidates also a productive approach very careful of the territory. “After having conquered in an international framework a highly recognized specialization for pneumatic tightening solutions and for automatic tightening solutions compatible with Industry 4.0 – claims Mr. Luigi Bacchetta, Managing Director of Fiam – in 2018 we have decided to take this important step by expanding the production with a range of electrical screwdrivers designed and produced to revolutionize the performance and safety parameters so far known in the market. For us it has been an important choice, mostly because we have strongly desired to develop the production in Italy, unlike the trend of many competitors to choose the outsourcing way. That of Fiam is a Made in Italy strongly linked to the territory of Vicenza. Currently our work team is made of 80 people approximately who bring value to a rich heritage of know-how and experience: a working culture that belongs to this territory. A heritage that loves to compare itself with the future”.