April 23, 2012
Atlas® tools for installing blind threaded inserts are now available from PennEngineering® in spin-spin, pull-to-pressure, pull-to-stroke, or combination versions to install steel, brass, aluminum, or stainless steel blind threaded inserts permanently.
The expanded line includes heavy-duty models featuring 7,000 lbs. of pull force to install large, thick-wall stainless inserts; small and lightweight versions; versions dedicated to install specific types of inserts in various thread sizes; and hand tools suitable for field installations, repair work, or prototype applications. Several feature the pull-to-pressure mode, which helps prevent over-installing or double installing. The line additionally includes a hexcutter tool engineered to convert round holes to hexagonal holes where full- or half-hex-bodied inserts may be necessary.
The tools operate on 90-PSI air pressure, with a battery-powered alternative. All feature a hardened socket head cap screw mandrel.