They’re the hardest-working tools of all. Nothing cuts as much
time, or packs more labour-saving power than the Impactool.
Imagine the manual process of a hammer striking against a hand
wrench to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts. Then consider the sheer
size and scope of those bolts – up to 4 inches in diameter – joining
parts and components literally weighing tons, and exerting even
greater forces. No small task, but one mastered by tools that create
incredible energy out of compressed air or electricity, converting
motor torque into a series of powerful rotary blows.
For more than sixty years, Ingersoll-Rand has pioneered the development
and advancement of Impactools, and today leads the industry with
the most complete product selection available.
Conventional Impactools, in most cases, provide a torque output
setting, but rely largely on operator judgement to determine when
a fastener is sufficiently tightened. These are the most popular
Impactools, and include air as well as electric models.
Torque Control Impactools (air only) provide automatic shutoff
upon reaching a preset torque level. They are designed for applications
requiring accurate fastener tightening, and incorporate built-in
or detachable torsion bars. Based on their diameter and degree of
adjustment, the torsion bar senses a predetermined torque level,
and mechanically signals an internal shut-off device to prevent
Three Different Rankings
Three different rankings help to define the IR line of Impactools:
- Super Duty Tools are intended for high volume production or
heavy maintenance and construction, where ultimate performance
and durability are required. These tools incorporate a number
of unique added features, as well as the finest materials and
bearings, tightest tolerances, and most powerful impact mechanisms.
- Heavy Duty Tools are well-suited to medium volume production
or general maintenance and construction tasks, and offer a good
balance between performance and economy.
- Standard Duty Tools are intended for less frequent use, involving
lighter materials. However, one tool of particular note in this
ranking is the new IR2131 1/2 inch drive impact wrench. This unique
tool delivers the most power in its class with the versatile control
features and innovative ergonomics required by today’s top professionals.
With these special attributes, the new IR2131 is a perfect match
for many standard duty industrial applications.
Choices for Every Application
Still more choices exist, with a variety of Impactool configurations
designed to suit the particular job at hand – for example … small
and medium-sized tools with straight or pistol-grip handles …
and larger models with inside trigger, outside trigger, or lever
throttle handles. Drive sizes range from 3/8 inch to 31/2 inch square
drive, and also include spline drives for maximum power transmission
in demanding applications. In addition, you can specify certain
tools with quick-change anvils for use with extended socket devices,
special screwdriver bits, wood augers, and more.